AEW Rampage: results and highlights, sensational title change

AEW Rampage: results and highlights, sensational title change

AEW Rampage

The first episode of AEW Rampage, the second AEW TV show that will join the main Dynamite show from this month of August, was staged in the Italian night. This is the first wrestling show broadcast on the American TNT channel on Friday night since the legendary WCW Power Hour which aired from 1989 to 1994.

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AEW Rampage: results and highlights, there was a sensational change of title

AEW Rampage, a format of about 60 minutes, was staged by the Petersen Events Center in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh and in the card there were 3 titled matches, one of which reserved an incredible surprise. A solid episode, for a very dry format with a wide margin for improvement, which serves as a prelude to the next highly anticipated "subtitled" episode The Last Dance which will be staged on Friday 20 August by the United Center in Chicago where the debut of CM could take place. Punk now given for very close to AEW.

Here are the results and highlights:

Singles Match for the Impact World Title:

Kenny Omega (with Don Callis) ( c) vs. Christian Cage

WINNER: Christian Cage

Christian Cage surprisingly wins the Impact World Title, remember that the ex-Captain Charisma had already been TNA World Champion, thus increasing not only the connection between AEW and Impact Wrestling but also the stakes for the match against Omega, valid for the AEW World Title, scheduled for September 5th at ppv All Out.

Singles Match for AEW TNT Title:

Miro (c) vs. Fuego Del Sol

Winner: Miro

Singles Match for the AEW Women's World Title:

Dr. Britt Baker DMD (with Rebel) (c) vs. Red Velvet

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker DMD

AEW: A New Wrestling Experience

AEW boasts a world-class and diverse roster of male and female wrestlers. women and is therefore able to offer fans of the genre a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. Founded by president and CEO Tony Khan, AEW is led by Cody Rhodes (son of the legendary Dusty), The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson - add their Funko POP! To your collection), Kenny Omega, Hangman Adam Page, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley. Other incredibly skilled wrestlers also include Brian Cage, the FTR, Hikaru Shida, Orange Cassidy, Matt Hardy, Nyla Rose, Jungle Boy, Dr. Britt Baker, Brandi Rhodes, MJF, Penta El Zero M, Rey Fenix ​​and The Icon Sting (buy his new t-shirt on Amazon).

Aiming for heart-pounding and impactful matches, AEW offers fans athleticism and sports stats. Wrestlers also have the freedom to express their personality and highlight their athletic abilities. Introducing stats to wrestling for the first time ever, the AEW raises the stakes for its matches and increases fan engagement by tracking the wins and losses of each wrestler on their path throughout the calendar year. >

AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Debut Episode

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Credit: All Elite Wrestling

After months of hype and buildup, AEW Rampage finally debuted Friday night on TNT.

Tony Khan has promised this show will carry the same level of quality as the company's flagship show, Dynamite. That means Dark and Dark Elevation will continue to focus on developing talent.

The card was stacked with three title matches, one of which was for a different promotion. Kenny Omega defended the Impact Championship against a man who helped put Impact on the map during its days as TNA, Christian Cage. 

Miro put the TNT Championship on the line in a match against the high-flying Fuego Del Sol, and Britt Baker defended the AEW women's title against Red Velvet.

Let's take a look at everything that went down on the debut episode of AEW Rampage. 

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Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, Taz and Excalibur served as the commentators for the debut episode of Rampage. They ran us through the card before Christian came out for his Impact title match against Omega. 

Captain Charisma gained the upper hand first and taunted The Cleaner with a middle finger. An irate Omega went after him with elbow shots to the back of the neck. Both men tried and failed to hit their finishers. 

Christian countered a superplex with a sunset flip powerbomb when we returned from a commercial break. Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander watched from the crowd as the former world champion continued to dominate the current world champion. 

Omega nailed a V-Trigger but only kept Christian down for a two-count. They went back and forth with signature moves and counters for quite some time. 

The Young Bucks and Don Callis tried to interfere but Christian turned the tables on hit his finisher on top of a steel chair to get the win and take the Impact Championship from Omega. 

Grade: A



Omega is well regarded for his in-ring ability and Christian is one of the most reliable performers working today, so they had a lot of pressure on them to make this a match worthy of a PPV. Thankfully, they were up to the challenge.

They used a steady pace during the first half of the fight. They worked quickly but it never felt rushed. They gave the right spots time to breathe and knew when to ramp things up again. 

The finish was actually somewhat surprising, which is always welcome in a big title bout. Christian holding the Impact title again in 2021 is wild. 

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The second of three title matches scheduled for the show featured Fuego Del Sol challenging Miro for the TNT Championship. Fuego was also fighting for a full-time contract with AEW, according to the announcers. 

Fuego attacked Miro immediately and sent him out of the ring for what almost ended up being a countout. Three consecutive tornado DDTs couldn't keep The Redeemer down. 

Miro caught him flying from the top rope and dropped him on the mat. He set up for a big kick to the head before applying his signature submission for the win. 

After the match was over, Tony Khan and Sammy Guevara came out and presented him with an AEW contract. 

Grade: B



The added stipulation of Feugo earning a contract with AEW if he won seemed a bit out of place, but it also gave his character extra motivation. 

This match was very quick. It lasted less than five minutes, but they managed to pack a lot into that time and told a decent story while they were at it.

Miro is fantastic as a brutal champion who takes no prisoners. If he continues along this path, he will eventually find his way to the world title. 

The moment with Fuego getting his contract was a nice feel-good segment for the debut show. 

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Henry interviewed Velvet and Baker in a quick backstage segment before the match officially started. They talked the usual trash to each other as you would expect. 

They locked up as loud DMD chants came from the Brittsburgh audience rang through the arena. Velvet took control and began a sequence of counters and holds with the champ.

Baker's injured wrist became a target for Velvet. Every time Baker tried to take control, Velvet seemed to have a way to counter. The crowd was heavily behind the hometown hero, so Velvet was getting a lot of jeers. 

Baker's injured arm prevented her from applying the Lockjaw at one point. The ref ejected Rebel from ringside right as Velvet drilled Baker with a superkick.

DMD kicked out of a moonsault and reversed a suplex, but Velvet broke out of the Lockjaw again. Baker used her good arm to apply the hold and get the win. 

Kris Statlander prevented Baker from Stomping Velvet into the title belt, but Jamie Hayter returns to AEW and helped Baker take them out. 

Grade: B+



This match was even bigger for Red Velvet than the tag bout with Cody against Shaq and Jade Cargill. AEW put her in the main event of its debut episode of Rampage in a title match. That's a lot of trust for a company to put in a young performer. 

AEW knew Baker would be the hometown favorite, so it planned out this match to give her comeback spots to get the crowd excited. It was a smart call to have her tone down her heel tactics.

Velvet continues to look more confident in the ring with each match, and this was easily her best performance to date. She didn't come across as a newcomer. She looked like a real contender. 

This was a solid main event and a great way to end the first episode of Rampage. 

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