Last night saw AEW’s go home Rampage before Sunday night’s Double Or Nothing PPV. The card featured the likes of The Young Bucks, Matt Sydal, Bryan Danielson and so much more.
Plus, Ruby Soho and Kris Statlander collided in the second semi-finals of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament where the winner will meet Dr Britt Baker D.M.D in the final at Double Or Nothing.
Bryan Danielson def Matt Sydal-
Danielson was looking to make a statement as his sights were set on the upcoming Anarchy In The Arena match at Double Or Nothing alongside Blackpool Combat Club compatriot Jon Moxley as well as Eddie Kingston, Sanatana and Ortiz to take on the Jericho Appreciation Society (JAS).
Sydal would take the fight to Danielson in the opening moments of the bout, dropping the ‘American Dragon’ with a huge leg lariat.
However, the tenacity and violence of Danielson proved to be too much for Sydal and he would soon regain control of the bout.
Sydal would see glimpses of a comeback as he drops Danielson with a powerbomb off the top turnbuckle.
In the closing moments, Danielson would get Sydal in his clutches and apply the signature twelve to six elbows before picking up the victory via submission.
The Young Bucks def Tyler Rust and Jon Cruz-
The Young Bucks would play on the comment from The Hardys saying that they were cosplayers by taking to the ring in Hardys ring gear and mimicking their entrance. Nick Jackson even sported Jeff Hardy’s signature facepaint.
To the surprise of the crowd, The Bucks came down to the ring with non-other than former WWE superstar and wrestling veteran Gangrel, best known for being the leader of the New Brood in the WWF with The Hardys.
The Bucks would continue to mock the Hardys and for most of the bout use the Hardys tag team arsenal to take out Cruz and Rust.
Nick Jackson would pick up the victory after hitting a Swanton Bomb.
Post-match would see The Bucks attack Gangrel, leading to The Hardys to take to the ring. The Hardys would get some sort of payback after getting their hands on Brandon Cutler.
Dante Martin def Max Caster-
Caster would take to the ring alongside the other half of The Acclaimed, Anthony Bowens as well as the newly found stable with The Gunn Club.
However, Martin was wasting no time and took to the sky to wipe out Caster as well as Austin and Colten Gunn. This looked like a mistake from Martin as Billy Gunn was able to get offence in before the bell which is legal.
It was a good hard-hitting back and forth contest between both competitors but Martin was the better man on the night, picking up the win after hitting Caster with the Nose Dive.
Men Of The Year promo-
Scorpio Sky took to the ring alongside Ethan Page and Dan Lambert to address Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti and Frankie Kazarian’s actions last week which saw the TNT Championship be ultimately destroyed.
Sky would reveal a new custom TNT Championship, paying homage to his hometown of Los Angeles California, sporting the colours of the NBA team the Los Angeles Lakers (LA Lakers).
Sky would be interrupted by the trio who were live from the American Top Team headquarters.
Kazarian, Conti and Guevara would steal an array of UFC memorabilia and give the condition that they would return it all if they got a match with American Top Team.
Sky would go on to grant the match at Double Or Nothing but under the condition of if Guevara and co lose then neither Guevara nor Kazarian can challenge Sky for the TNT Championship again.
Ruby Soho def Kris Statlander- Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Semi-Finals
The stakes were high as the winner of this highly anticipated semi-finals would go on to challenge Dr Britt Baker D.M.D in the final on Sunday at Double Or Nothing.
Statlander would get the early advantage on Soho showcasing her strength advantage as she sends Ruby flying with a modified hip toss.
Soho would try to regain control as the match progressed, hitting Stalander with an hurricanrana off the top rope but is instantaneously met with a powerbomb reply from her opponent.
However, the resilience of Soho proved dividend and drove her to victory as she cleverly trips Statlander, allowing her to roll her up and advance to the final.
Post-match sees Soho and Baker exchange some heated words going into their match on Sunday.
You can watch AEW and AEW Double Or Nothing on FITE TV.