All Elite Wrestling delivered a loaded lineup with the March 17 episode of AEW Rampage.
The show had a delayed start time due to TNT’s coverage of NCAA basketball. Taya Valkyrie made make her in-ring debut, and Powerhouse Hobbs defended the TNT Championship against Rey Fenix. Plus, Matt Menard and Angelo Parker battled the Bollywood Boyz. In the main event, Daniel Garcia took on Brody King.
The results are as follows:
TNT Championship: Powerhouse Hobbs (c) (with QT Marshall and Aaron Solo) vs. Rey Fenix (with Alex Abrahantes)
Hobbs overpowers Fenix early on. The challenger counters with his quickness. Hobbs knocks him out of mid-air on a springboard attempt. Fenix sends Hobbs to the outside and dives onto him three times. Back in the ring, Hobbs slams Fenix for a two count. The match spills to the outside, where Hobbs slams Fenix into the barricade. Hobbs sends Fenix into the corner and grounds the high-flying star. The champion plants Fenix with a vertical suplex. Fenix rallies with a flurry of offense, but Hobbs crotches him on the ropes. Hobbs gets a two count with a powerslam. Fenix keeps fighting and drops Hobbs with a German suplex. Fenix rocks Hobbs with a kick. Hobbs slams Fenix again and gets a two count with a spinebuster. Fenix rallies again and levels Hobbs with a kick.
Fenix gets a two count with a frog splash. He kicks Hobbs again and staggers him. Hobbs catches Fenix and plants him with a spinebuster. He puts Fenix in the Torture Wrack and slams him for the win.
Winner and still TNT Champion: Powerhouse Hobbs
Hobbs approaches Alex Abrahantes and grabs him. QT Marshall drops Abrahantes with a Diamond Cutter.
In a promo, Stu Grayson comments on his return to AEW and notes that he’s back for revenge because the Blackpool Combat Club gave Evil Uno a concussion. He challenges Moxley to a match on AEW Dynamite.
In a taped promo, Adam Cole previews his return to the ring, which will come on the March 29 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Taya Valkyrie vs. Ava Lawless
Valkyrie dominates, hits a Spear, and gets the win with the Road To Valhalla.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie
After the match, the camera shows TBS Champion Jade Cargill, Leila Grey, and Mark Sterling on the stage, with Sterling taking notes. Valkyrie stares them down.
Matt Hardy, Ethan Page, and Isiah Kassidy train Stokely Hathaway for his match with HOOK on the March 22 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Jericho Appreciation Society (Angelo Parker & Matt Menard) vs. Bollywood Boyz (Gurv Sihra & Harv Sihra)
The two teams go back and forth and showcase their tag team chemistry. The Bollywood Boyz rally, but Parker er and Menard score the win with a double DDT.
Winners: Jericho Appreciation Society (Angelo Parker & Matt Menard)
Menard and Parker mockingly scissor after the match, sending a message to The Acclaimed.
In a vignette, Don Callis welcomes Konosuke Takeshita to Winnipeg, as the fan-favorite star is given flowers.
The looming match between Kenny Omega and El Hijo del Vikingo is highlighted in a video package.
A video shows The Gunns running into Top Flight, and they agree to face off in a tag team title match. The match is confirmed for the March 22 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Daniel Garcia (with Chris Jericho) vs. Brody King (with Julia Hart)
Garcia hugs Jericho at ringside. He evades King early on and tries to use his quickness to counter King’s power. King gains the upper hand and chops Garcia, who leaves the ring. King follows Garcia, who dances in front of Julia Hart. King clubs Garcia’s chest and slams him into the barricade. King hits a running crossbody on Garcia, who is seated in a chair in front of the barricade. Garcia kicks King’s feet as he charges at him, sending the powerhouse face-first into the steel steps.
Garcia takes control and grounds King. King fires back with a slam and gets a two count with a piledriver. King crushes Garcia with a cannonball in the corner, but Garcia breaks up the pin by putting his foot on the ropes. Garcia locks in a sleeper hold, but King powers his way out. King levels Garcia with a lariat. Garcia rolls King up for a two count. He traps King in the Walls of Jericho, but King reaches the ropes. While the referee is distracted, Jericho hits King with a bat. Garcia locks in a dragon sleeper, and King’s hand drops three times, so the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Daniel Garcia
Jericho celebrates with Garcia after the match.
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