AEW Rampage Notes: Top Flight & AR Fox win Trios Royale, “New” Dynamite teased

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AEW Rampage
December 23, 2022 
Freeman Coliseum – San Antonio, TX

By: John Kleinchester

Rampage Holiday Bash kicked off with the $300,000 Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Royale. The rules in this match were that all three members of each team would need to be thrown out for the team to be eliminated. Highlights included the Dark Order triple-teaming Preston Vance, Orange Cassidy and Kip Sabian brawling after both were eliminated, Jon Moxley focusing on eliminating Dark Order’s Evil Uno, and Hangman Adam Page running in to attack Moxley leading to Mox’s elimination at the hands of Darius Martin of Top Flight. The finish saw a fantastic sequence with Dante and Darius Martin double-teaming Claudio Castagnoli for the elimination win.

Next up Eddie Kingston and Ortiz cut an in-ring promo calling out The House of Black. Malakai Black appeared on the video screen and casted doubt on Ortiz’s relationship with Eddie Kingston – referencing the fact that House of Black chose not to take out Ortiz a few weeks ago. Back in the ring Eddie and Ortiz were left confused.

Backstage Renee Paquette interviewed Daniel Garcia and Sammy Guevara. Garcia said he didn’t like Sammy but would do anything for Chris Jericho. Guevara said that as the new year approaches, they’re going to do great things together.

Jade Cargill defeated Vertvixen.

A Ruby Soho promo video aired in which she announced that she would be partnering with Willow Nightingale to face Tay Melo and Anna Jay A.S. A Wardlow promo then aired with Wardlow noting that Samoa Joe has never beaten him and always jumps him from behind.

A brief promo aired officially announcing a “new” Dynamite on January 4th with what appeared to be a red, white, and blue color scheme.

In a very brief segment, Alex Marvez finds Powerhouse Hobbs outside the arena with a man pinned up against the wall. Hobbs says “I’m taking everything” and then lunges toward the camera ending the segment.

It’s time for the main event! Max Caster, while not in the match due to not being cleared to compete, still rapped the team to the ring including gems like “gonna send these dudes back to the Impact Zone” and ‘how you gonna hate on me when you’re rollin with the Not-So-Great Khali”.

At the beginning of the match, a graphic appeared with a QR code asking fans to sign up for Honor Club today. Jarrett & Lethal won after Sonjay Dutt hit a low blow on Billy Gunn allowing Jay Lethal to hit the Lethal Injection for the win.


Announced for Dynamite New Year’s Smash Next Week in Broomfield, CO:

  • Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale vs. Tay Melo & Anna Jay A.S.
  • Top Flight vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Jon Moxley
  • Ethan Page vs. Bryan Danielson
  • TNT Championship: Samoa Joe vs. Wardlow

AEW Rampage Results:

  • $300,000 Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Royal: Top Flight and AR Fox in 21:57 
  • TBS Championship Eliminator Match: Jade Cargill over Vettvixen in 4:55
  • Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal over Anthony Bowens & Daddy Ass Billy Gunn in 11:47
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