AEW Rampage Review – January 26, 2024

AEW Rampage Review – January 26, 2024

Jon Moxley vs. Lee Moriarty

Match starts off with a lock up before Jon Moxley delivers a chop to Lee Moriarty but Moriarty responds with a shoulder tackle.

Moxley catches Moriarty with a back elbow then gets in Shane Taylor’s face on the outside.

Moxley gets back in the ring and lands a series of chops but Moriarty locks in the Border City Stretch but Moxley quickly makes his way over to the bottom rope to break the hold and they exchange strikes with one another.

Moxley fires off right hands on Moriarty in the corner then bites his ear before Moriarty hits a dropkick from the ropes and fires off right hands on Moxley in the corner.

Moriarty then dumps Moxley out of the ring as we go to a break.

After the break Moriarty sends Moxley’s arm bouncing off the apron as Moriarty looks to fly but Moxley catches him with a boot to his midsection.

Moriarty hits a belly 2 belly suplex and continues wearing Moxley’s arm down with a pair of submission holds then lands a German suplex.

Moriarty cinches in a Border City Stretch but Moxley manages to escape and fires off hammer & anvil elbows.

Moriarty snaps Moxley’s fingers then delivers a boot to his jaw in the corner and follows it up with a splash.

He looks to fly but Moxley catches him with a right hand and fires off stomps on him.

He then connects with a piledriver and fires off more hammer & anvil elbows before switching to right hands then locks in a sleeper and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner By Submission: Jon Moxley

After the bell Moxley looks to help up Moriarty but Shane Taylor clocks him and Moriarty fires off stomps on him.

We then head backstage to Renee Paquette is with Angelo Parker, & Anna Jay. Parker tells Jay that she always has his support but he can’t be out at ringside with her tonight and he thinks he’s started piecing everything together. He asks Jay if she had anything to do with Harley Cameron kissing him and Jay slaps him. She says she can’t believe he asked her that and says he was defending him against Ruby Soho but she’s no longer doing that. She says she’s tired of having everyone’s back while no one has hers and says she’s done.

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Christopher Daniels

Christopher Daniels goes right after Konosuke Takeshita as he fires off right hands and chops on him then hits a kick to his face.

Takeshita responds with a few right hands and the Takeshita Line then hits a right hand to him in the corner and follows it up with a senton off the top rope.

He sits Daniels on the top rope but Daniels fires off right hands on Takeshita’s spine.

He sends him crashing off the ropes and delivers a swinging flatliner.

Daniels executes a back heel trip and sets up for Angel’s Wings but Takeshita escapes and delivers a belly 2 back piledriver then follows it up with a German suplex and a running knee for the win.

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita

After the match Don Callis grabs a mic and says The Don Callis Family takes everything that can be taken. He says Chris Jericho took 33 years from him that he can never get back and they’ve started to take from him including Kenny Omega & Sammy Guevara. He says Jericho kept coming back but it’s time to end things. He challenges Jericho to a match on Takeshita’s behalf and says when all is said and done nothing will be left.

Kyle Fletcher cuts Callis off and says both Takeshita & Hobbs have both had their shot at Jericho. He says he deserves the next match against him and amends his statement. He challenges Jericho to a match against Takeshita next week and one against Fletcher the week after.

Anna Jay vs. Ruby Soho

Ruby Soho attacks Anna Jay and tosses her out of the ring then hits an overhand chop and sends her head bouncing off the ring steps then sends her crashing into the barricade shoulder first and tosses her into the ring.

The bell sounds and Jay delivers a boot to take down Soho before Jay hits a Pendulum Kick through the ropes and sends her bouncing off the middle rope spine first.

Harley Cameron & Saraya then interfere while the referee isn’t distracted as we go to a break.

After the break Jay hits a DDT to Soho then looks to lock in the Queen Slayer but Cameron prevents her from doing so on the outside.

Jay levels Cameron & Saraya holds her in place as Cameron looks to land a chop.

The referee catches them and ejects them from ringside opening the door for Soho to connect with Destination Unknown and go for a pin.

Jay kicks out and looks for No Future but Jay avoids it and hits a blockbuster.

She screams at Soho that she wasn’t responsible for what happened between Parker & Cameron then locks in Queen Slayer for the win.

Winner By Submission: Anna Jay

International Title #1 Contenders Fatal 4 Way Match
El Hijo Del Vikingo vs. Kip Sabian vs. The Butcher vs. Komander

The Butcher goes after El Hijo Del Vikingo while Komander brawls with Kip Sabian before Sabian & Butcher send Komander & Vikingo crashing into the barricade respectively then slide back into the ring.

Sabian rolls up Butcher but Butcher kicks out and Sabian low bridges him over the top rope and out of the ring.

Vikingo pulls him to the outside and delivers a tope suicida to level Butcher on the other side as Komander does the same to Sabian.

Komander & Vikingo then begin to brawl in the center of the ring and Komander hits a hurricanrana to Vikingo then they shake hands but Butcher levels both of them with a double clothesline.

He locks in a Sharpshooter on Komander but Vikingo delivers a superkick to Butcher to break the hold. Sabian levels Vikingo and sends him crashing into Butcher in the corner as we go to a break.

After the break Sabian & Butcher send Komander crashing into the corner before Butcher delivers a clothesline and Sabian follows it up with a running senton before Butcher hits a crossbody from the apron and Sabian connects with a gutbuster.

Butcher delivers a backbreaker to Sabian and goes for a pin but Vikingo breaks the fall and delivers a dropkick off the top rope to Butcher.

Komander levels Sabian as Sabian catches Vikingo with a DDT then hits a standing Spanish Fly to Sabian and goes for a pin but Sabian kicks out and Komander ascends to the top rope.

Butcher gets Vikingo in an electric chair position, and Viking gets Komander up into a vertical suplex position. Sabian positions himself so Butcher trips over him and everyone comes crashing down.

Komander then goes flying off Abrahantes’ spine and hits Sabian with a Canadian Destroyer. Vikingo flies off the top to level both men then dumps Komander back into the ring.

He ascends to the top rope and looks for a moonsault but Komander gets his boots up.

Butcher catches him with a sit out powerbomb and Vikingo hits a boot to Butcher’s midsection then follows it up with a pair of running knees and a kick to Komander’s head but Komander catches him with a reverse hurricanrana.

Sabian delivers a German suplex to Komander and looks to send him crashing into the mat but Komander counters into a hurricanrana for the win.

Winner & #1 Contender To The International Title: Komander