AEW Rampage Notes: Riho attacked by “The Outcasts”, ROH Tag Title Ladder match announced

Photo Courtesy: AEW

March 10, 2023
Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA

By: John Kleinchester

Rampage kicked off in-ring with Sammy Guevara vs. Action Andretti. The two had a competitive match with a number of impressive spots including Andretti hitting a diving splash off the top rope all the way onto Sami through the unmoved timekeeper’s table. 

The finish saw Guevara feign an injury to distract the referee just long enough to allow Daniel Garcia to knock Andretti off the ropes. Sammy then put Action away with the GTH. 

A Darby Allin promo package aired with him saying that there were a few things he still wanted to accomplish before his time in AEW is done and said that he would explain further next week. 

After a commercial break, a Jungle Boy Jack Perry promo package aired saying that his rivalry with Christian Cage was over but if Cage taught him one thing it was “how to pick your shot”. Perry went on to warn all titleholders that he would be seeing one of them very soon.

Powerhouse Hobbs and QT Marshall were in the back with QT saying that next week in Winnipeg would be the premiere of QTV where they would be giving the worldwide scoop on who really broke into Wardlow’s car. 

The Acclaimed were out to the ring next. Caster’s rap included a reference to Walgreens falling out with California. The Acclaimed defeated Starboy Charlie & Jack Cartwheel with the Mic Drop in under two minutes. After the match, Matt Menard and Angelo Parker came out onto the stage to seemingly challenge The Acclaimed. 

Next was a promo with Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Daniel Garcia with Jericho guaranteeing their victory in Winnipeg this Wednesday “by the spirit of Bob Holliday and Roddy Piper”.

Preston Vance was out next and wore a “necklace” of the masks he’s been collecting from other wrestlers. Konosuke Takeshita would be his opponent which also lead to Don Callis sitting in for commentary and admitting that he may have already talked to Takeshita backstage. Takeshita pinned Vance with a backslide to score the victory.

Swerve Stickland cut a promo backstage wondering if he had underestimated Keith Lee and said that Lee had put both of the Mogul Affiliates on the shelf. Swerve said he has something “bigger” in store for Lee and he would never see it coming.

Mark Briscoe was then in the ring to announce that Supercard of Honor would feature a Reach for the Sky Ladder Match for the Ring of Honor Tag Team Championships. Briscoe then introduced the first entrants: The Lucha Bros.  


Next a Hook/Stokely Hathaway promo package aired highlighting their feud over the past few weeks which ended with footage of Matt Hardy hugging Hathaway telling him he would train him and that he loved him.

The main event featured a rematch from the very first Dynamite in October 2019: Nyla Rose vs. Riho. Marina Shafir grabbed Riho’s foot causing a distraction but Riho was able to recover and get the roll up for the victory.

After the match, Nyla and Marina jumped Riho and beat her down, leaving her laying in the ring. Ruby Soho, Saraya, and Toni Storm came out and approached Marina Shafir. Shafir let them pass and the trio spray-painted their patented “L” on Riho in the ring with the announce team referring to them as “The Outcasts”. 

AEW Rampage Results:

  • Sammy Guevara over Action Andretti in 12:14
  • The Acclaimed over Starboy Charlie & Jack Cartwheel in 1:42
  • Konosuke Takeshita over Preston Vance in 7:54
  • Riho over Nyla Rose in 12:03
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