AEW Rampage Review – July 14, 2023

AEW Rampage Review – July 14, 2023

Tag Team Match
Naturally Limitless (Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee) vs. Jericho Appreciation Society (Matt Menard & Angelo Parker)

Keith Lee delivers the double chop to Angelo Parker so Matt Menard tags in and Lee catches Jericho Appreciation Society with a bodyslam each. Dustin Rhodes tags in and delivers a pair of arm drags to Menard then delivers a leg drop to his arm and a stomp to his midsection.

He rains down right hands on Menard in the corner then does the same to an interfering Parker. Rhodes is then sent crashing to the outside and Parker sends him into the barricade spine first.

Parker becomes legal and delivers a series of shoulders to Rhodes’ midsection then Menard tags back in and sends Rhodes crashing into the corner then tags Parker back in. Parker wears Rhodes down then tags in Menard & JAS double team on Rhodes before Menard goes for a pin and Rhodes kicks out as we go to a break.

After the break Rhodes delivers a back body drop to Parker then delivers a powerslam to Menard and tags in Lee. Lee delivers alternating splashes to JAS in opposite corners then tosses Parker on top of Menard and chucks Rhodes on top of JAS at his behest.

JAS deliver a double DDT to Rhodes then go for a double pin but Lee breaks the fall and they look to level him. Lee puts a stop to their momentum by chokeslams Parker on top of Menard then gets him up on his shoulders and plants him with a Boston Supernova for the win.

Winners: Naturally Limitless

Taya Valkyrie vs. Izzy McQueen

Taya Valkyrie hits Izzy McQueen with a spear then hits Curb Stomp for the win.

Winner: Taya Valkyrie 

After the match The Outcasts’ Women’s Champion Toni Storm & Saraya march down to the ring. Storm congratulates Valkyrie on her win and says she hasn’t been getting a lot of those lately. She says she’s been losing so much because she’s a loser and she’s a loser for being Canadian. Valkyrie tells her she needs to be worried about her Women’s Title and Storm says she’s beaten everyone. Valkyrie says they’ve never stepped foot in the same ring and Storm says she hasn’t had the opportunity. Valkyrie challenges her to a Women’s Title match at Battle Of The Belts 7 tomorrow and Storm accepts.

After the break Hook accepts Jungle Boy Jack Perry’s challenge for the FTW Title this coming Wednesday on Dynamite.

Lance Archer vs. Trent Beretta

Lance Archer sends Trent Beretta crashing into the mat before he whips him into the corner and delivers a stomp then lands several right hands and fires off forearms. Archer tells Beretta it’s his ring and looks to powerbomb him but Beretta slips out of his grasp and low bridges him to the outside.

He follows it up with a baseball dropkick and looks for a tope suicida but Archer catches him. Beretta escapes and delivers a knee then executes a moonsault off the ropes before Jake Roberts delivers a cheap shot to Beretta on the outside while Archer distracts the referee then follows it up with a clothesline as we go to a break.

After the break Beretta sends Archer into the top turnbuckle before landing the half & half suplex. He follows it up with a knee and a piledriver then goes for a pin but Archer kicks out and Beretta delivers several forearms to his face.

He delivers an enziguri and runs the ropes but Archer catches him with a body block then Beretta delivers another knee and ascends to the top but Archer sends him crashing down with a knee and delivers Blackout then follows it up with a lariat for the win.

Winner: Lance Archer

After the match Archer delivers a kick to Chuck Taylor and grabs a mic from Roberts. He calls International Champion Orange Cassidy out to the ring to grant him an International Title match at Battle of the Belts 7 unless he wants him to continue beating down Taylor & Beretta. Cassidy obliges and Archer looks to attack him but Roberts talks him out of it and tells him to wait until tomorrow night.

Don Callis grabs a mic & says Konosuke Takeshita’s opponent is Kenny Omega’s friend and 1st training partner. He says Omega has a need to be surrounded by his friends.

Konosuke Takeshita vs. Mentallo

Konosuke Takeshita then goes after Mentallo and lands a boot across his face but Mentallo fires back with a kick to his midsection and runs the ropes but Takeshita catches him with a lariat and rains down right hands.

Mentallo delivers a dragon screw to Takeshita’s knee then delivers a dropkick to his knee and follows it up with a German suplex.

They end up on the ropes and Takeshita delivers a delayed vertical suplex to Mentallo off the middle rope then plants Mentallo and ascends to the top before executing a senton for the win.

Winner: Konosuke Takeshita

We head backstage to Renee Paquette is with Dark Order & Paquette asks them why they turned their back on Hangman Page & John Silver expresses their frustration with being abandoned by him. Evil Uno then says you’re either with them or against them.

Semi Final Match Of The 2023 Women’s Owen Hart Cup
Willow Nightingale vs. Athena

Willow Nightingale sends Athena crashing into the mat then they lock up before Nightingale delivers a shoulder tackle to Athena but Athena fires back with a shoulder pounce but Nightingale delivers a Tijeras and an elbow strike.

Athena slides out of the ring but Nightingale chases her back in and sends her knee bouncing off the middle rope before she delivers a snapmare and a kick to her spine then delivers a shotgun dropkick as we go to a break.

After the break Nightingale delivers the shoulder pounce to Athena then follows it up with a pair of lariats and a hip attack then lands a spinebuster and goes for a pin but Athena kicks out and rolls up Nightingale but Nightingale kicks out. Athena then plants her face first and delivers a running elbow.

They go back & forth with chops before Nightingale delivers a bodyslam and looks for a senton. Athena rolls out of the way and delivers a standing shooting star press then locks in a crossface. Nightingale counters into a pin but Athena kicks out.

Nightingale charges at Athena but Athena catches her with a spear then looks for Wrath Of The Goddess but Nightingale counters it into a rollup for the win.

Winner: Willow Nightingale (She will face Ruby Soho in the Finals)