AEW Rampage Notes: Preston Vance joins La Faccion Ingobernable, FTR retains, Claudio/Jericho announced for Final Battle

Photo Courtesy: AEW

November 25, 2022 

Wintrust Arena – Chicago, IL

By: John Kleinchester

The show began with FTR successfully defending the ROH Tag Team titles against Top Flight. After the match, The Gunns came out onto the stage to stare down FTR.

Next up a video package about Powerhouse Hobbs aired showing his roots in Oakland, California. Hobbs ended the video’s narration by saying “Just like everyone has taken everything that’s meant something to me, I’m taking everything that means something to you”. 

The Jericho Appreciation Society came down to the ring for a promo in which Chris Jericho celebrating his win at Full Gear over Bryan Danielson, Sammy Guevara and Claudio Castagnoli. Despite the events of this past Saturday, there was no indication of hard feelings between Guevara and Jericho.

Claudio interrupted and said that he doesn’t want to beat Jericho for the ROH title, he needs to beat him. Jericho retorted by bringing up the recent dissension in the Blackpool Combat Club. Claudio said he can’t focus on anything else other than the ROH title. Jericho declined at first, but Daddy Magic suggested that Jericho accept and if Claudio loses, he’s forced to join the Jericho Appreciation Society. Claudio accepted the stipulation and the match was made for Final Battle on December 10th.

Renee Paquette interviewed Toni Storm who said she was really proud of Jamie Hayter and their match at Full Gear. Storm then said that Jamie Hayter didn’t defeat her alone – she needed Britt Baker and Rebel’s help to win. She said that she broke her face losing the title and would break it again getting it back. 

Next on the show Darby Allin defeated Anthony Henry who was making his AEW Rampage debut. 

Athena was interviewed backstage complaining about her suspension due to her actions. Athena then addressed the camera directly asking Mercedes Martinez when she would put the ROH title on the line and that she was ready and waiting. 

Before the match between Hikaru Shida and Queen Aminata could begin, The Bunny and Penelope Ford interrupted distracting Shida allowing Aminata to gain an early advantage. Shida was still able to overcome and persevere, defeating Aminata in under ninety seconds. Ford and The Bunny stared down Shida to end the segment.

In Mark Henry’s main event segment, Dark Order was missing Preston “10” Vance and said that Evil Uno was trying to find him. 

FTR was interviewed in the backstage area where Dax Harwood said he had to “shoot his shot” and challenged Bryan Danielson to a match this Wednesday on Dynamite.

In the middle of the match, Evil Uno and Negative One came out and waved out Preston Vance who ran to the ring only for him to take out John Silver. This allowed Rush to make the pinfall for the victory. After the match Rush and Preston Vance took out both Alex Reynolds and Evil Uno using Brodie Lee’s patented discus clothesline – adding further insult to injury. Uno’s mask was then partially ripped off and he was busted open somewhere in the process. Then the pair chokeslammed Alex Reynolds off the apron and through a table. Finally, Preston Vance approached Negative One on the stage and removed his mask throwing it at the feet of -1 who collapsed in disappointment as Vance was his favorite wrestler. Preston Vance is the newest member of La Faccion Ingobernoble and the group posed above a distraught Negative One to end the show.

Announced for Dynamite Next Week in Indianapolis, IN:

*Bryan Danielson vs. Dax Harwood

*Jade Cargill’s TBS Championship Celebration

*Willow Nightingale vs. Anna Jay A.S.

AEW Rampage Results:

*ROH Tag Team Championship Match: FTR over Top Flight in 11:1o

*Darby Allin over Anthony Henry in 8:09

*Hikaru Shida over Queen Aminata in 1:17

*Rush, The Butcher & The Blade over Dark Order in 7:23


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