AEW Rampage Notes: Hobbs defeats Fenix, Garcia beats Brody King, more matches announced for Dynamite

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March 17, 2023 – St. Patrick’s Day Slam
Canada Life Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba

By: John Kleinchester

Rampage kicked off in-ring with the TNT Championship match between champion Powerhouse Will Hobbs taking on Rey Fenix. Of note for tonight was that Paul Wight was on commentary filling in for Jim Ross, which is the first time in a while he’s been featured on Rampage. “QTV Members” were ringside during the match. Rey Fenix took Hobbs to the limit but he was able to win with the Town Business. After the match, QT Marshall hit the Diamond Cutter on Alex Abrahantes. 

The announcers hyped up the March 29th debut of AEW All Access as well as the in-ring return of Adam Cole. A Cole video aired saying he was looking for a technician and a fighter to remind him how good he is. 

A Stu Grayson video package aired with Grayson saying that he was in the hospital with Uno who had a concussion. Stu said he was back and he wanted Mox in a one-on-one match next week. 

Taya Valkyrie faced Ava Lawless and defeated her in just over a minute with “Road to Valhalla” which is the same maneuver as Jade Cargill’s “Jaded”. After the win, Jade Cargill, Leyla Gray, and Mark Sterling came out onto the stage to try to intimidate Taya.

Next up we had a fantastic training montage featuring Matt Hardy trying to get Stokley Hathaway ready for his match against Hook next week on Dynamite. 

Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange defeated The Bollywood Boyz. After the match the pair scissored. 

A run-in between The Gunns and Top Flight was shown.

A video package aired showing Don Callis courting Konosuke Takeshita at the Winnipeg airport. 

A short video package aired highlighting Hijo del Vikingo ahead of his match with Kenny Omega this Wednesday on Dynamite.

The main event saw Daniel Garcia take on Brody King. After a referee distraction, Jericho nailed Brody with the bat allowing Daniel Garcia to apply a submission to which King couldn’t respond. 

Announced for Dynamite Next Week in Independence, MO:

  • Tag Team Championship: The Gunns vs. Top Flight
  • Toni Storm vs. Skye Blue
  • Jon Moxley vs. Stu Grayson

AEW Rampage Results:

  • TNT Championship: Powerhouse Will Hobbs over Rey Fenix in 14:16
  • Taya Valkyrie over Ava Lawless in 1:18
  • “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard & “Cool Hand” Angelo Parker over The Bollywood Boyz in 6:48
  • Daniel Garcia over Brody King in 12:23
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