AEW Rampage Notes: Powerhouse Hobbs defeats Penta, Anna J.A.S. returns

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March 25, 2023
Cable Dahmer Arena – Independence, MO

By: John Kleinchester

Rampage kicked off with the TNT Championship match between champion Powerhouse Hobbs and Penta El Zero Miedo. The finish of this match saw QT Marshall and Aaron Solo getting involved allowing Hobbs to hit Penta with the TNT title behind the referee’s back leading to his victory.

After the match, Rey Fenix saved Alex Abrahantes from a beatdown wielding the bell hammer from the Death Triangle / Elite feud.

Next, a recap of this past Wednesday’s events was shown with Kenny defeating Vikingo del Hijo. The announcers said that there would be no rest for Omega as he would be defending his IWGP United States Championship against New Japan’s Jeff Cobb this coming Wednesday on Dynamite. 

Ricky Starks was out to the ring next and called out Juice Robinson. Robinson said that if Ricky wanted to fight him he’d have to do it in New York City – indicating the match would be set for the UBS Arena (which is in fact on Long Island and not in New York City) on April 5th.

A backstage promo with Jeff Jarrett, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, and Sonjay Dutt aired complaining about AEW officials, highlighting multiple times they were “screwed” by AEW refs. They guaranteed that they would win titles soon.  

Next up was Brody King taking on Jake Hager. During the match, Anna J.A.S. made her surprise return throwing Julia Hart into the ring post. Brody King was momentarily distracted but was still able to hit the “All Seeing Eye” for the win.

A Swerve Strickland promo aired with Swerve saying that he would dictate the place that he takes on Keith Lee and revealed TechN9ne to be in his corner and went on to tease yet another Affiliate member to be revealed. 

Taya Valkyrie defeated Leila Grey in just over a minute with the “Road to Valhalla” which is the same maneuver as “Jaded”. After the match, Mark Sterling got in the ring and he was given the Road to Valhalla as well. 

The main event saw The Kingdom taking on The Acclaimed. Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange who had been trying to recruit The Acclaimed to the J.A.S. were on commentary for the match. The Acclaimed picked up the victory after overcoming attempted interference by Maria Kanellis who was chased off by Billy Gunn. Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ange celebrated The Acclaimed’s win as the show went off the air.

Announced for Dynamite Next Week in St. Louis, MO:

  • IWGP United States Championship: Kenny Omega vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Willow Nightingale vs. Ruby Soho
  • Matt Hardy vs. Jungle Boy Jack Perry
  • Dalton Castle & The Boys vs. Blackpool Combat Club
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy vs. The Butcher

AEW Rampage Results:

  • TNT Championship: Powerhouse Hobbs over Penta El Zero Miedo in 10:34
  • Brody King over Jake Hager in 7:17
  • Taya Valkyrie over Leila Grey in 1:12
  • The Acclaimed over The Kingdom in 9:10
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