This week’s special edition of AEW Rampage featured many notable fights, including a Texas Death match for the AEW Championship between Hangman Page and Adam Cole.
Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Wheeler Yuta) were in trio action against Gunn Club (Billy, Austin and Colten), while Ruby Soho took part in their first televised match in months.
Gunn Club vs. Blackpool Combat Club on AEW Rampage
Yuta and Austin Gunn started things off on AEW Rampage, with the former displaying his technical superiority. Colten Gunn was tagged, but even he paled at Wheeler Yuta’s creative twists. Now Bryan Danielson has methodically exhausted Colten as he locked him in the Romera Special.
Billy Gunn came face to face with The American Dragon, as the former finally found the opening for his team in the match. Back from the commercial break, Colten hit a perfect dropkick on Danielson. However, the former WWE Champion eventually recovered and tagged Jon Moxley.
The former AEW Champion single-handedly downed Austin and Colten, hitting a superplex on the latter, after which he hit a double DDT on them. Yuta hit a crossbody on Billy Gunn for a tight count.
The veteran performer hit a double lariat to Mox and Danielson, leaving WWE legend and Wheeler Yuta in the ring. After a few quick reversals, Yuta rolled up Billy Gunn for the win on AEW Rampage.
Blackpool Combat Club beat Gunn Club
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The Butcher vs. a Local Competitor on AEW Rampage
Butcher demolished his opponent within minutes after hitting a brutal power bomb.
The Butcher defeated a local competitor on AEW Rampage
Backstage, Dustin Rhodes challenged CM Punk to a match on next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
Ruby Soho vs. Robyn Renegade on AEW Rampage
The match started with both performers sharing some quick reversals. Renegade slowly took control of the fight as Soho struggled to fight back. During the commercial break, the former WWE star finally found an opening in the match when she hit several chops on her opponent, followed by a Sunset Flip.
Back on the live stream, Soho hit a bottoming suplex on Renegade. Moments later, Robyne Renegade switched places with her sister Charlotte Renegade, taking advantage of the distracted referee. When Soho took Charlotte out, Robyne appeared from behind to roll her up, but to no avail.
In the end, Ruby Soho hit a Destination Anywhere on Robyne Renegade for the win on AEW Rampage.
Ruby Soho defeated Robyne Renegade
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Hangman Page (C) vs. Adam Cole – AEW World Championship
Page pulled out a bunch of chairs and threw them into the ring before the match even officially started on AEW Rampage. Both Hangman Page and Adam Cole took a chair before coming to blows. The action quickly spilled over to the outside, where Page hit a big boot on Cole, after which the AEW Champion began to land several punches at his opponent.
Hangman Page then sent Adam Cole crashing down the steel steps. The two performers began to fight among the crowd, where Page smashed a water bottle over The Panama City Playboy’s head. Back in the ring, The Anxious Millennial Cowboy moonsaulted Cole with a chair in hand.
The former NXT Champion started bleeding at this point as Hangman Page continued to assault him at ringside. Then the AEW Champion set up a table, trying to hit a suplex on it. However, Adam Cole countered with his own suplex on the concrete floor.
Cole hit a Running Knee strike on his opponent inside the ring. The former NXT Champion then pulled out a steel chain, which he wrapped around the top rope and hit a creative clothesline. Hangman Page hit a brutal Fireman’s Carry on Cole onto two chairs placed together in the ring moments later.
The AEW Champion followed this up by punching the Jedi but failed to capitalize on it by pinning his opponent. Hangman Page took the top rope, from where he attempted a moonsault on Cole on the outside, but the former NXT Champion scored by hitting a superkick in the air.
Back in the ring, Adam Cole hit a Panama Sunrise. Both performers went to the top rope, from where Hangman Page performed a brutal-looking suplex to The Panama City Playboy. Afterwards, Page and Cole began trading punches and elbows, with the crowd going wild.
Just as Adam Cole took a chair, Hangman Page hit a Buckshot Lariat out of nowhere on his opponent. Then the AEW Champion tied Cole’s hand to the top rope and pulled barbed wire under the ring. However, Page changed his mind and instead released Cole’s hand. However, the former WWE star took advantage of this by landing a low blow on Hangman Page.
Adam Cole attempted a Panama Sunrise on the ring apron, but Page countered it by wrapping the barbed wire around Cole’s head and hitting a Jedi. Hangman Page quickly returned to the ring as the referee counted to ten, with Adam Cole unable to get to the squared circle in time.
Hangman Page defeated Adam Cole on AEW Rampage
This week’s AEW Rampage was a one-match spectacle, with Adam Cole and Hangman Page putting on an intense match for the fans. Apart from that, Ruby Soho and Blackpool Combat Club also continued their gains.
Episode Rating: B+