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This is RAMPAGE!
AEW Rampage (1/13/2023).
- AEW TNT Championship Match: Darby Allin (c) vs. "ROCK HARD" Juice Robinson.
- We Hear from "Daddy Ass" Billy Gun & AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens).
- Golden Globe Winner Paul Walter Hauser Speaks.
- Eddie Kingston & Ortiz vs. Kings of The Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) (w/ Buddy Matthews & Julia Hart).
- Street Fight: TayJay (Tay Melo & Anna Jay AS) vs. Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale.
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Jim Ross, Excalibur, Chris Jericho & Tony Schiavone welcomed the audience to the broadcast before transitioning to the opening match.
AEW TNT Championship Match.
Darby Allin (c) (w/ Sting) vs. "ROCK HARD" Juice Robinson.
The two locked up to begin the match before Robinson hit a waist lock takedown on Allin. Allin got on the ropes to break the hold before Allin got a headlock on Robinson. Robinson went for a back suplex, but Allin reversed it with a side headlock takeover on Robinson before Robinson finally connected the back suplex. Robinson went for a senton, but Allin lifted his knees and locked in a headlock on Robinson. Juice went for another back suplex, but Allin hit two arm drags before Robinson tossed Allin to the outside. Robinson got to the outside and hit an Irish Whip on Allin onto the barricade before hitting an Irish Whip on Allin onto the stairs. Allin & Robinson got back in the ring before Robinson hit a double sledgehammer strike on Allin off the top rope. Robinson hit a Delayed Suplex on Allin before hitting a standing splash on Allin for a near fall. Robinson laid in the Juice Punches on Allin before hitting. vicious knife-edge chop on Allin. Allin flipped over Robinson and hit a shotgun dropkick into the corner before hitting a Tope Suicida on Robinson to the outside. Allin went for the Coffin Splash, but Robinson responded with a lariat to the neck before hitting the Booker T Kick on Allin for a near fall. Robinson hit a leaping senton on Allin before hitting a second senton for a near fall. Robinson went for a senton off the middle rope, but Allin evaded and got a Crucifix on Robinson for a near fall, but Robinson rolled over and hit a Gutbuster on Allin for a near fall. Robinson went for a senton, but Allin evaded and hit a Code Red on Robinson for a near fall. Allin went for a Coffin Drop, but Robinson moved him to the middle section of the top rope before hitting a middle rope lariat on Alllin before connecting a Juicehammer on Allin for a near fall. Robinson got Allin on the top rope and attempted a delayed superplex, but Allin reversed it midair into an Avalanche Scorpion Deathdrop before hitting a Coffin Drop off the top rope on Robinson for the pinfall win & title retention.
Winner & Still TNT Champion: Darby Allin.
- "Powerhouse" William Hobbs cut a promo reading the Book of Hobbs and said the following:
"The good book says that the phoenix rose from the ashes. Well, I took that Phoenix & I broke its neck, and I took those ashes just like all my hopes & dreams were taken away from me. Now, I'm gonna spread those ashes all over anyone I hurt in AEW". No word on if there were birds hurt on the promo.
- "Daddy Ass" Billy Gun & AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) were on the ramp to get introduced to the Walk of Flame in California. The Acclaimed said that they were putting themselves into legacy & went to place the Scissors on the Walk of Fame, but The Gunns (Colten Gunn & Austin Gunn) interrupted proceedings. The Gunns stated The Acclaimed were only popular because they stole their dad. Billy Gunn told his children to put their hands in the cement, but The Acclaimed pants The Gunns before getting their Ass Prints on the cement.
- Shane "Swerve" Strickland was backstage with King & Quincy Combs, the sons of famous rapper & entrepreneur Diddy. Swerve promised Mogul Affiliates would be the most violent team in AEW.
Eddie Kingston & Ortiz vs. Kings of The Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) (w/ Buddy Matthews & Julia Hart).
Ortiz attacked King to begin the match, but King responded with a vicious chop. Ortiz hit a series of strikes on King, but King dropped Ortiz with a second chop. King hit some strikes before hitting another chop on King. Ortiz got King in a front face lock before Kingston tagged in. Kingston pushed King to the corner before calling out Black. Black tagged in and immediately leaned Kingston into the corner before hitting a knee strike to the abdomen on Kingston. Kingston hit a vicious chop on Black, but Black walked it off. Black went for the Black Mass, but Kingston sat down and imitated Black's taunt. King & Black attacked Ortiz & Kingston as they sent the brawl to the outside. Black & Kingston got back in the ring before Kingston hit an STO on Black for a near fall. Black hit a spin kick to the shin of Kingston before Black hit a senton on Kingston's back, which allowed Black to hit a Triangle Moonsault on Ortiz to the outside. Black hit a series of kicks at Kingston, but Kingston laughed it off before Black fired away with punches at Kingston. Black & King hit the double back-elbow after King tagged in before the commercial break. After the break, King hit a vicious cannonball on Kingston to the corner for a near fall, thanks to Ortiz breaking the pin. King hit a lariat on Kingston, but Kingston hit a leaping enziguri kick before hitting a half-and-half suplex on King. Black tagged, but Ortiz hit a slingshot DDT before Kingston hit an Exploder Suplex on Black for a near fall. Kingston went for a spinning back fist, but Black evaded before Kingston hit a chop on Black. Black hit a Rising Knee Strike and a Rising Knee Strike on Ortiz, but Kingston caught him with a Saito Suplex on Black before hitting a lariat for a near fall. Matthews came to the ring with a chair, but Kingston took the chair and swong it back, but Julia Hart came from behind and shouted scared. Ortiz confronted Kingston after nearly hitting Hart, but Black took advantage and hit the Black Mass on Kingston. Ortiz tried to stop Black, but Black tossed Ortiz to the outside to get the pinfall win on Kingston.
Winners: Kings of The Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) (w/ Buddy Matthews & Julia Hart).
- AEW TBS Champion Jade Cargill & Leila Grey were interviewed backstage by Lexi Nair to reveal that Red Velvet was kicked out of The Baddies.
- Renee Paquette interviewed Golden Globe Winner Paul Walter Hauser in the ring as he discussed his award win & his love for wrestling. Danhausen interrupted Hauser and told him that he wanted his Golden Globe for not being given an award for becoming the biggest seller in PWTees. Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Sing interrupted the two, to which Hauser responded by saying that this was Los Angeles, not Memphis, he looked like a Crunch Fitness Woman, and that his lackeys looked like they were dressed for a High School Prom. The four attacked Danhausen & Hauser before Jarrett hit Hauser with his guitar right in the head. Lethal tried to hit Danhausen with the Golden Globe, but Best Friends (Orange Cassidy, Trent Berretta & Chuck Taylor) made the save. Sonjay Dutt & Jay Lethal stole the Golden Globe award from Hauser.
- There was a video vignette hyping out the match between TayJay and the team of Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale before cutting to Mark Henry saying the following: "Well, it looks like these women are about to get violent. IT'S TIME TO FOR THE MAIN EVENT!"
TayJay (Tay Melo & Anna Jay AS) vs. Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale.
Willow hit Jay with a hockey stick to begin the match while Soho attacked Melo on the ramp. Soho told Willow to get the tables, but Jay attacked Soho. The four women made their way from the ramp onto ringside before Jay slammed Soho onto the ring post. Jay slammed Soho's head onto the ring bell before slamming Soho into the stairs. Jay placed a trash can on Soho before hitting a double stomp on Soho on the outside, busting her forehead open and pouring blood all over her head. Melo & Jay arranged a bunch of chairs in the ring before placing Willow & Soho n the chairs. The four sat down and exchanged forearm strikes before Melo hit a Thrust Kick on Willow to send her to the outside. Jay slammed Soho's head onto the chair before Soho & Mel exchanged strikes in the ring. Willow hit Jay with a Trash Can lid on the outside while Melo hit a DDT on Soho onto a chair. Melo & Jay double-teamed Willow on the outside with a trash can lid & a kendo stick. The two got Willow in the ring before Jay hit a Gory Bomb on Willow onto a Trash can for a near fall. Melo gave Jay a barbed wire wrap and placed it on her arm before locking in the Queen Slayer on Willow, but Willow slammed Jay onto the corner before Soho hit Jay with a chain in the forehead. Melo caught Soho on the corner as she & Jay went for a superplex on Soho, but Willow hit a double-powerbomb on Jay & Melo while Soho's blood spilled on Willow's face. Melo slammed jay before placing a trash can on Jay's face, but Melo attacked Willow from behind. Willow hit a Spinebuster on Melo before hitting a trash can-assisted senton on Jay for a near fall. Willow got Jay on the apron before hitting a vicious Death Valley Driver on Jay onto the apron. Willow went for the Doctor Bomb on Jay on the outside, but Melo attacked Willow before Soho hit the No Future Kick on Melo. Willow & Jay brawled on the ramp before Willow hit a powerbomb on Jay onto a table on the outside. Melo & Soho brawled on the apron before Mel hit a Gotch-Style Piledriver on Soho onto the Time Keeper's Table. Melo got Soho in the ring and went for a pin, but Soho kicked out at two. Melo responded to this by opening a bag full of tacks onto the ring and tried to slam Soho's head into the tacks, but Soho evaded and slammed Melo's head onto a chair on the turnbuckle. In response to Melo's actions throughout the months, Soho hit the "Destination Unknown" on Melo onto the stack of tacks for the bloody but earned pinfall win. With a whole lot of blood spilled along the way, Soho & Willow bumped fists & stood tall to end the broadcast.
Winners: Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale.