ALL ELITE WRESTLING RAMPAGE PREVIEW 3/25: Dustin vs. Lance, Angels & Vance vs. ReDRagon, QT Gives Hook Certificate, Nyla in Action, Starks vs. Swerve – Pro Wrestling Torch,
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ALL ELITE WRESTLING RAMPAGE PRIMER
MARCH 25, 2022
CEDAR PARK, TX. AT THE H-E-B CENTER
AIRS ON TNT NETWORK, 10:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 p.m. CDT
BY FRANK PETEANI (@FrankPeteani), PWTORCH.COM CONTRIBUTOR
Announcers: Excalibur, Chris Jericho, Taz, Ricky Starks (numerous mixtures)
Match Results and Key Segments from Last Week
- Darby Allin defeated Butcher by way of rely out.
- Red Velvet defeated Leyla Hirsch.
- House of Black (Buddy Matthews, Malakai Black, and Brody King) defeated Bear Country and Fuego Del Sol.
- Keith Lee defeated Max Caster of The Acclaimed.
Tonight’s episode of Rampage was recorded this previous Wednesday following Dynamite in the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, TX. The present returns to its common begin time of 10:00 p.m. EDT, 9:00 p.m. CDT
Four matches are marketed together with a speaking phase.
-FTW Title @starkmanjones (c) v @swerveconfident
–@DustinRhodes v @LanceHoyt
–#DarkOrder’s @Alan_V_Angels/@pres10vance v #reDRagon @theBobbyFish/@KORcombat
–@QTMarshall Certificate of Accomplishment to @730Hook
–@NylaRoseBeast In Action pic.twitter.com/N7zry0vRjf
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 24, 2022
Dustin Rhodes vs. Lance Archer
Dustin Rhodes goes one-on-one with the “Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer. In a backstage promo, Archer’s supervisor Dan Lambert stated they’ve an opportunity to finish the curse of the Rhodes household. Dustin retorted by saying he’ll kick Archer’s ass in his hometown, and “monsters die too.” Lambert was just lately concerned in a feud, so to talk, with the now-departed Cody & Brandi Rhodes, Dustin’s brother and sister-in-law.
Since dropping to “Hangman” Adam Page in a Texas Death match for the AEW World Championship on February 9, Archer has labored totally on Dark Elevation. Prior to that he defeated Frankie Kazarian on the January 19 version, after getting back from damage. Dustin final misplaced to Sammy Guevara for the Interim TNT Championship on the January 8 Battle of the Belts present.
— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) March 24, 2022
Frank’s Analysis: I’m dishonest right here slightly bit, however I echo Wade Keller’s phrase from his hotline in that I want Dustin was used extra. I get the sense along with his age he’d fairly seem sporadically, which is okay as properly. It makes us recognize him and wrestling is at all times higher when you could have some acts that don’t seem frequently on tv. This is just about a “get back on track” win for Archer.
ReDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) Dark Order’s Alan Angels & Preston “10” Vance
Alan Angels and Preston Vance are in tag staff motion tonight as they tackle ReDRagon. Fish and O’Reilly have largely been on the successful aspect these days having teamed with Adam Cole final week on the St. Patrick’s Day Slam version to defeat AEW World Champion “Hangman” Adam Page and the AEW Tag Team Champions Jurassic Express.
Vance & Angels took half unsuccessfully in the Casino Tag Team Battle Royal again on March 2 for the fitting to face the tag champs. Vance has been on AEW tv correct a bit extra these days, albeit on the dropping finish. He misplaced to Cole on the February 18 airing of Rampage adopted by FTW Champion Ricky Starks on Dynamite. Prior to collaborating in the Casino Battle Royale, Angels misplaced to Bryan Danielson on the December 1, 2021 version of Dynamite when Bryan was rolling by the Dark Order enroute to his problem of “Hangman” Adam Page for the world title.
— Pres10 (@Pres10Vance) March 24, 2022
Frank’s Analysis: This is a straight-ahead win for ReDRagon. On one hand it’s unlucky that numerous these matches don’t have any drama and the end result isn’t in doubt. On the opposite I’m the primary one to complain about WWE not having sufficient matches like these on TV to construct up their larger acts. I assume what I’m saying is I can’t be a hypocrite and complain. I’m curious the place issues go for Vance. People are excessive on him.
QT Marshall Gives Hook Certificate of Accomplishment
Last week throughout a backstage promo with protegee Aaron Solow, QT Marshall talked about his latest loss to Hook on the Buy In present for Revolution. He stated his personal mom known as him out of concern due to the loss. No matter, as a result of he stated he was going to ask Hook out to current a Certificate of Accomplishment.
Hook was beforehand a trainee of Marshall.
Frank’s Analysis: I don’t see how this doesn’t result in some type of shenanigans, establishing Hook’s subsequent feud. He hasn’t labored Nick Comorato or Anthony Ogogo, so one in all them must be up subsequent.
Nyla Rose in Action
It’s been a minute or two since we had seen former AEW Women’s Champion Nyla Rose, however that modified this previous Wednesday evening on Dynamite. When new AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa was being interviewed by Tony Schiavone, Vickie Guerrero interrupted. After they went forwards and backwards, Nyla attacked Rosa from behind.
Nyla has been working totally on Dark and Dark Elevation and was final on Dynamite on February 2 beating Ruby Soho. Nyla took half in the TBS Championship match however misplaced to Ruby in the semi-finals. She defeated Riho for the AEW Women’s Champion in February 2020 and misplaced it to Hikaru Shida on the 2020 Double or Nothing.
Frank’s Analysis: Jesse Velasquez had me on his “Unplugged and Undeniable” podcast this week, and we talked about potential challengers for Thunder Rosa. We concluded that Nyla Rose has come a manner just lately. She’s a wonderfully good first challenger with credibility as they construct Rosa’s run.
FTW Championship: Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Ricky Starks (champ)
Swerve Strickland has been pulled into points with Team Taz and tonight, he and Ricky Starks go at it for the FTW Championship. Last week, after Keith Lee defeated Max Caster, Starks and Hobbs got here out to assault Keith furthering their latest points. Swerve made the save with a chair, and he shook arms with Keith to shut out the present.
Swerve made his debut, signing an AEW contract at Revolution, and defeated Tony Nese two weeks in the past on Rampage. Ricky has been the FTW champion since defeating Brian Cage on the 2021 version of Fyter Fest. The FTW Championship just isn’t an formally acknowledged championship, however nonetheless defended as such.
I say #AEWRampage is my present as a result of I commentate, I essential occasion on it, I produced my fantastic video packages on it
One day you’ll look again & see that regardless of who we signal, you had one of many biggest signees underneath your nostril all alongside: Me. Cherish me whereas I’m nonetheless right here 😎 https://t.co/HM5U89l2cb
— Ricky Starks (@starkmanjones) March 24, 2022
2nd match in @AEW and I’m already snatching Championships!
THIS one is gonna really feel additional candy!
— The Realest Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) March 24, 2022
Frank’s Analysis: It’s been some time since I’ve appeared ahead to a match on Rampage, and this one is it. I’m not explicit invested in the FTW Championship, however I see its goal. I feel we’re headed in the direction of one thing with Keith and Swerve vs. Team Taz, maybe as quickly as subsequent week’s Dynamite.
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