AEW Rampage Review – December 8, 2023
International Title Match
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Angelico
Orange Cassidy & Angelico take turns locking one another in submission holds before Cassidy lands a hurricanrana but Angelico rolls out of the ring for a breather then slides back in and Cassidy catches him with a hurricanrana.
He follows it up with a dropkick but grabs at his knee before Angelico hits a chop block and Cassidy lands on the outside. Serpentico takes a few cheap shots and Angelico gets him back inside the ring.
He continues wearing down Cassidy’s knee and locks in a knee submission hold as we go to a break.
After the break Angelico delivers another chop block to Cassidy’s injured knee then sends his knee crashing into the top turnbuckle then sends him crashing into the mat with a back suplex. Cassidy manages to hit Stundog Millionaire and Beach Break but can’t make his way over to Angelico to pin him in time.
Angelico lands a boot and runs the ropes but Danhausen trips him while he does so.
Serpentico charges at him from across the ring but Danhausen ducks out of the way and curses Angelico & this opens the door for Cassidy to roll up Angelico but Angelico kicks out and sends Cassidy crashing into Danhausen on the apron.
On the outside, Serpentico locks in a crossface on Danhausen as Angelico locks Cassidy in Navarro Death Lock as Cassidy makes his way over to the bottom rope to break the hold and Serpentico releases the crossface on Danhausen.
He looks to take another cheap shot at Cassidy but Danhausen prevents him from doing so then inside the ring Cassidy connects with Orange Punch for the win.
Winner & Still International Champion: Orange Cassidy (STILL CHAMPION!!!!)
Abadon vs. Trish Adora
Trish Adora lands a pair of forearms then hits a series of chops and a knee but Abadon sits straight up. Adora lands a 2nd knee but Abadon lands a right hand across Adora’s spine.
They follow it up with a knee and several more right hands but Adora lands a jawbreaker and a big boot.
Abadon connects with a kick under Adora’s jaw and a jumping knee then hits Black Dahlia to get the win.
After the match the lights go out when they come back on TBS Champion Julia Hart is standing behind Abadon then drops her TBS Title in front of Abadon and they pick it up. The lights go out again and Hart disappears along with her TBS Title. Abandon then makes their frustrations with the title being taken from them known.
Tag Team Match
The Don Callis Family (Konosuke Takeshita & Powerhouse Hobbs) vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal
Christopher Daniels fires off several strikes on Powerhouse Hobbs before Hobbs runs him over and delivers a slam then tags in Konosuke Takeshita.
Takeshita lands a jumping forearm and climbs up to the middle rope then hits a senton.
Daniels lands a jawbreaker and tags in Sydal. Sydal fires off kicks on Takeshita and levels him as we go to a break.
After the break Hobbs delivers a powerslam to Sydal then Takeshita tags in and Sydal catches him with a hurricanrana and a jumping knee.
Hobbs & Daniels tag in and Hobbs hits a spinebuster then follows it up with a World’s Dangerous Slam for the win.
Winners: The Don Callis Family
Blue League Match Of The 2023 Continental Classic
Bryan Danielson (3) vs. Daniel Garica (0)
Match starts off with a lock up then they go back & forth until Daniel Garcia unloads on Bryan Danielson then hits a running boot and a right hand to the side of Danielson’s head then follows it up with a dropkick before Danielson responds with a German suplex as we go to a break
After the break, Danielson hits Yes Kicks to Garcia then they go back & forth with open palm strikes before Garcia hits a powerbomb but Danielson counters into a Triangle then sets up for Busaiku Knee but Garcia avoids it and reels Danielson in to roll him up.
Danielson kicks out and Garcia locks in the Dragon Tamer but Danielson grabs onto Garcia’s neck to escape but Garcia manages to catch him with a Piledriver.
Garcia delivers a boot to the side of Danielson’s head and fires off a series of stomps and charges at him but Danielson catches him with a Busaiku Knee.
He fires off several stomps then locks in the LeBell Lock & Garcia fades so Aubrey Edwards calls for the bell.
Winner By Submission: Bryan Danielson (6) (15:35)
Rate: 8 (Recommend)
Blue League Standings After Night 6 (Non Spoilers)
1st Place- Bryan Danielson & Brody King (6 Points) (2-0)
2nd Place- Andrade El Idolo (3 Points) (1-0) & Claudio Castagnoli (3 Points) (1-1)
Last Place- Eddie Kingston (0 Points) (0-2) & Daniel Garica (0 Points) (0-3)