This week’s edition of AEW Rampage featured the AEW in-ring debut of The Bullet Club’s “Switchblade” Jay White as he went one on one with Best Friends Trent Beretta. While Adam Cole looked to keep his undefeated streak alive and add to his resume in his quest for AEW gold.
Adam Cole def Dark Order’s 10-
Following Cole and Red Dragon’s blindsided attack on AEW World Champion, Hangman Adam Page on Dynamite. The Dark Order was out for revenge for their friend as Preston “10” Vance looked to be the first man to officially put a dent on Adam Cole’s perfect record in AEW.
As Cole and Vance locked up it was evident that Cole was going to have a hard time outpowering the big man as he failed to move him with an attempted shoulder tackle.
The ring IQ of Cole proved evident as he changed his game plan and targeted the knee of Vance. As Vance attempted to make a comeback it was noticeable that his knee was nowhere near 100 percent and the fatigue eventually caused it to give out allowing Cole to connect with a vicious pump kick.
In the closing moments of the bout, Vance would plant Cole with a discus lariat but a low blow from Cole allowed him to capitalise and connect with the BOOM to pick up the victory.
Powerhouse Hobbs def Dante Martin- Face Of The Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier
The rivalry between Martin and Team Taz was as hot as ever and it proved evident as Hobbs constructed an attack on Martin before the bell could even ring for the contest to begin.
Martin would regain some momentum in the match, levelling Hobbs with a springboard corkscrew to take him down on the outside before following up with a missile dropkick.
However, in the end the power of Hobbs just proved to be too much. Hobbs out of nowhere connected a devastating spinebuster to Martin, picking up the victory and securing his ticket to Revolution.
Serena Deeb def Angelica Risk –
The Professors 5-minute rookie challenge saw her go one on one with Angelica Risk this week.
The ring IQ of Deeb proved to be too much as she taunted the rookie throughout the bout. Deeb would break out of a full nelson attempt from Risk and follow up with a powerbomb before making Risk submit for a quick and impressive win.
Jay White def Trent Beretta–
The main event saw the highly anticipated debut of the first-ever NJPW Grand Slam Champion and the leader of The Bullet Club, Jay White go one on one with Trent Beretta.
Beretta was out for vengeance after White’s previous attacks over the couple of week’s and demonstrated the ferocity as he took control in the opening stages of the match, connecting White with a series of vicious chops before planting him hard into the barricade from an Irish whip.
However, the Switchblade proved to be too much for Beretta as he planted him with a sickening suplex on the steel chair, folding it in half. Before eventually hitting Beretta with the BladeRunner to pick up the victory in a triumphant debut.
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