03rd Oct2022

‘AEW: Rampage’ Review (Sep 30th 2022)

by Phil Wheat

It’s Monday morning, so you know what that means, it’s time for this week’s review of AEW: Rampage! This week’s show was broadcast from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross on commentary… Now let’s get to the review!

Match #1: AEW World Tag Team Championship Match – The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) def. Private Party (Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen) and The Butcher & The Blade

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Matt Hardy was watching from a monitor backstage. Bowens tried to end it quickly with a backslide to Kassidy but Kassidy escaped. Kassidy connected with a hurracanrana, taking Bowens off his feet. Caster tagged in and stomped on Kassidy. He followed up with a dropkick to Kassidy. Bowens tagged in and hit a backstabber on Kassidy. The Acclaimed used their tandem offense on Marq Quen until the Butcher and the Blade blindsided the Acclaimed, bludgeoning them with strikes. Private Party attempted the Silly String on the Blade but the Blade shoved them out of the ring. Butcher and the Blade double teamed Bowens in the corner. Bowens landed a thrust kick on Blade. Butcher ran in to prevent the tag and hit a back body drop on Bowens. Marq Quen grabbed a blind tag from Bowens and cleaned house on the Butcher and the Blade! Kassidy tagged in and nailed Blade with the Poetry in Motion. Kassidy smashed Blade with a senton for a near fall. Caster was there to break up the pin attempt. Butcher steamrolled Caster with a huge lariat. Isiah Kassidy connected with a springboard on the Butcher and the Blade! Caster dived onto the pile outside! Caster used the Arrival on the Butcher and then Caster finished him off with the Mic Drop for the pin!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: Lee Moriarty def. Fuego Del Sol

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Lee ate a thrust kick from Fuego. Lee landed a dropkick. Lee stomped a mudhole into Fuego Del Sol. Lee used an arm capture into a suplex on Fuego. Moriarty applied the Border City Stretch to Fuego Del Sol and Fuego tapped out! W. Morrissey entered the ring and chokeslammed Fuego Del Sol!

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #3: Jamie Hayter def. Willow Nightingale

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Willow ducked a lariat from Jamie. Willow began to headbutt Jamie. Jamie got to her feet but Willow knocked her down with a shoulder tackle and then a senton. Jamie rocked Willow with a high boot and then a running knee strike into the corner on Willow. Willow pounced Jamie, knocking Jamie right out of the ring. Willow followed up with a Death Valley Driver in the ring for a near fall! Willow climbed to the top for a moonsault but Britt grabbed Willow’s leg as the ref was distracted. Jamie smashed Willow with a short arm lariat and then pinned Willow!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Rush def. John Silver

The following is courtesy of allelitewrestling.com:

Silver connected with a running uppercut to Rush. Rush walloped John Silver with a wicked right hand. Rush splashed Silver in the corner and followed up with a dropkick to Silver’s back. Outside the ring, Rush whipped Silver into the ring barricade. Rush nailed Silver with an elbow strike. Silver planted Rush for a near fall. Silver hit Rush with stiff kicks. Rush fired back with a thrust kick of his own. Rush followed up with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two-count. Rush and Silver slugged it out in the center of the ring. Rush rocked Silver and got the upper hand. Silver rallied back with a brainbuster for a near fall on Rush. Jose jumped onto the ring apron but Reynolds pulled him back down. Silver was distracted by Andrade and Rush blindsided Silver. Rush finished off Silver with the Bull’s Horn, pinning him.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Final Verdict: 4/5

Well despite issues caused by Hurricane Ian, this week’s episode of Rampage turned out great; and good god, what a women’s match this week! Willow Nightingale and Jamie Hayter made the most of their spot and I could’ve watched them go on for much longer. Given we’ve seen Willow Nightingale TWICE in the past week I’m hoping she’s [fingers crossed] going to be a regular very soon! As for the main event, once again John Silver delivers in a high-profile match – on paper this sounded odd but turned out to be an inspired match-up. In the end, this was a great show, even if poor Fuego got squashed!


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