AEW Rampage Review – March 29, 2024

AEW Rampage Review – March 29, 2024

Dustin Rhodes vs. The Butcher

Match starts off with a lock up before Dustin Rhodes rolls up The Butcher but Butcher kicks out.

Rhodes hits an arm drag and begins wearing down Butcher’s arm then low bridges him out of the ring and hits a clothesline to him.

He follows it up with a right hand and a dragon screw on Butcher’s leg.

They get back inside the ring and Butcher sends Rhodes crashing into the top turnbuckle face first.

The action spills back out of the ring and Butcher sends Rhodes’ hand bouncing off the ring steps.

He then sends him crashing into the ring post shoulder first and uses it to wear down Rhodes’ arm before he connects with a kick on his face.

They get back inside the ring and Butcher lands a backbreaker on Rhodes as we go to a break.

After the break Rhodes lands a Canadian Destroyer on Butcher then lands an open palm strike on Butcher but Butcher locks in a crossface on Rhodes.

Rhodes gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold and Butcher fires off a few stomps on him before Rhodes responds with a pair of Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winner: Dustin Rhodes

We then head over to a video of Bang Bang Gang breaking into Billy Gunn’s home. Jay White holds a bat as he sends a message to Trios Champions The Acclaimed & Billy. However they get caught and quickly leave.

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rose

Match starts off with a lock up then Rose fires off strikes on Deonna Purrazzo in the corner but Purrazzo whips her into the opposite corner and hits a modified dragon screw before she begins to wear down Rose’s arm.

Purrazzo lands a Russian leg sweep and a pair of chops on Rose then whips Rose into the corner.

Rose lands an ax kick and a 2nd kick but Purrazzo wipes out Rose with a pump kick to her head.

She follows it up with a boot and cinches in an arm submission & Rose taps out.

Winner By Submission: Deonna Purrazzo

Women’s Champion Toni Storm grabs a mic and introduces herself then says she has some devastating news. She says she is unable to compete tonight as the result of a hamstring injury but Mariah May will be taking her place and asks May if she’s ready. She says yes.

Mariah May vs. Nikita

Match starts off with a lock up before Mariah May hits a shoulder tackle but Nikita responds with an arm drag.

She follows it up with a dropkick and a spinning sidewalk slam as we go to a break.

After the break May hits a dropkick to Nikita’s spine.

Nikita hits a Sling Blade and a few chops but May connects with a headbutt and a hip attack in the corner then hits Mayday for the win.

Winner: Mariah May

We then head backstage and see Angelo Parker blindside Zak Knight with an attack. Ruby Soho sees him and tells him that she asked him for one thing: not to go looking for a fight. She tells him that she can’t be here for this.

Non Title Match
International Champion Roderick Strong vs. Matt Menard

If Menard wins he gets a International Title match.

Roderick Strong lands a pair of arm drags before Matt Menard lands a couple of his own and connects with a chop.

Strong slides out of the ring for a breather but Menard follows him out there and fires off a series of right hands on him.

They get back in the ring and Strong lands a boot on Menard’s midsection as we go to a break.

After the break Strong lands a stomp on Menard before Menard fires off right hands on Strong then sends him crashing into the mat.

Strong responds with a back body drop but Strong hits a boot on his midsection and follows it up with a gutbuster.

Menard locks in a Boston Crab but Matt Taven hops up on the apron looking to grab Menard’s attention.

Menard keeps the hold cinched in but Strong makes it to the bottom rope to break the hold.

Taven & Mike Bennett both hop up on the apron but Menard clocks both of them.

Strong takes advantage and lands a jumping knee for the win.

Winner: International Champion Roderick Strong (Since Menard lost he doesn’t get a International Title Match)

After the match Taven & Bennett beat down Menard as Strong grabs a chair from the outside. Taven ascends to the top rope but Orange Cassidy & Trent Beretta run down to the ring to even the odds. They hug each other in the center of the ring but Young Bucks appear out of nowhere and low blow the both of them then they hit EVP Trigger and stand tall to close out Rampage.