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By: Dave LeClair

AEW Rampage was a taped show from San Antonio. It was supposed to start at an extra-late timeslot of 11:30 p.m. ET, thanks to the basketball game. However, it finally started a little after 11:45 p.m. ET. Matches announced for the show included Keith Lee vs. Max Caster, Red Velvet vs. Leyla Hirsch, The House Of Black having a match, and The Butcher taking on Darby Allin.

Match results:

  • Darby Allin with Sting defeated The Butcher with The Blade and The Bunny via countout
  • Red Velvet defeats Leyla Hirsch
  • House of Black defeated Bear Country and Fuego Del Sol

Rampage kicked off with Darby Allin and The Butcher already in the ring for their match. After a solid match where Darby absorbed all sorts of punishment (some self-inflicted), Allin was able to beat the ten count and win the match by count. Private Party and the AFO attacked Darby and Sting after the match before Matt and Jeff Hardy made the save.

After the brawl, Matt Hardy issued a challenge for a Texas Tornado eight-man match to take place on the 3/23 episode of Dynamite. The AFO did not respond to the challenge right away, but presumably the game will take place.

Scorpio Sky, Dan Lambert and Paige VanZant did a backstage promo. It wasn’t particularly hectic, but it was interesting to see VanZant cut a more traditional wrestling promo where she gave us a hint about her character, which seems to be based on her ability to fight and generate power. silver.

Hirsch and Velvet had a decent grudge match, which was ultimately won by Red Velvet after Kris Statlander stopped Hirsch from cheating.

In a backstage interview, QT Marshall said he’ll be presenting Hook with a certificate next week on Rampage Episode 3/25, which should be an interesting segment.

House of Black defeated Bear Country and Fuego Del Sol. The surprising part of the match was the finish, which saw Buddy Matthews get the pin. After the match, Penta cut a House of Black promo.

During the Mark Henry segment, The Acclaimed told Keith Lee to go back to the Renaissance Fair, which made me laugh out loud.

Chris Jericho announced that he and Daniel Garcia would have a match with John Silver and Alex Reynolds on episode 3/23 of Dynamite.

Max Caster got a quick mention from Razor Ramon during his pregame rap. From there, we all enjoyed the glory of Keith Lee as he racked up some fantastic agility points before finally defeating Caster in a hard-fought match. After the match, Starks and Hobbs attacked Lee, but eventually Swerve Strickland saved Lee with a steel chair.