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This is RAMPAGE!
AEW Rampage (1/20/2023).
- Daniel Garcia vs. Action Andretti.
- Brian Cage (w/ Prince Nana) vs. Willie Mack.
- Eddie Kingston Speaks.
- TBS Champion Jade Cargill & Leila Grey In Tag Action.
- Ethan Page (w/ Stokely Hathaway) vs. "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry.
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- Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Chris Jericho welcomed the audience to the broadest before transitioning to the opening match.
"All Ego" Ethan Page (w/ Stokely Hathaway, Isaiah Kassidy & Matt Hardy) vs. "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry.
Page went for the Ego's Edge immediately to begin the match, but Perry evaded and hit the Tijeras on Page to send him outside. Kassidy confronted Page before Perry hit a Tope Suicida on Kassidy. Hardy & Page argued before Perry hit a Tope Suicida on Page too. Back in the ring, Perry hit the Springboard Tijeras on Page before hitting a dropkick on him. Perry hit a chest kick on Page, but Hathaway pulled Perry's foot before immediately blaming Hardy at ringside. Page attacked Perry before Page slammed Perry onto the barricade. Page hugged Hardy before hitting the Snake Eyes on Perry onto the apron. Back in the ring, Page hit a backbreaker on Perry before hitting shoulder blocks on Perry. Perry hit a kick on Page, but Page responded by clotheslining Perry out of the ring. The two brawled on the outside of the ring before Page slammed Perry's head onto the ring post. Page hit a series of chops before telling the cameraman that he would chop Perry's tits... Anywho, Page & Perry got back in the ring before Page hit a Gorilla Press Slam on Perry. Page slammed Perry viciously with a Hammer throw onto the corner before locking in a waist lock on Perry. Page slammed Perry to the corner, but Perry hit a back elbow before going for a crossbody, but Page caught him and went for a slam, but Perry reversed it and hit a lariat on Page. Perry went for a suplex on Page, but Page reversed it with a backdrop on Perry. Page hit the Crossarm Iconosplasm on Perry before hitting a deadlift Powerslam on Perry for a near fall. Page went for the Twist of Fate, but Perry evaded before slamming Page to the corner. Perry hit a series of punches on Page in the corner before clubbing Hathaway in the head, but Page slammed him to the rope before hitting a Twist of Fate on Perry for a near fall, with Perry getting his foot on the rope to get tot he outside. Page demanded Hardy send Perry to the ring, but FTW Champion Hook came to the ring. Page got Perryin a roll-up while Page held onto Hardy's man-bun, but Hardy slapped Page's hand off the bun before Perry got a roll-up on Page for the pinfall win.
Winner: "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry.
- After the match, Ethan Page & Matt Hardy challenged Jack Perry & Hook to a Tag Match on the 1/26/2023 edition of AEW Dynamite.
- Ortiz was interviewed by Tony Schiavone in the ring before Ortiz called out Eddie Kingston in the ring. Ortiz said he was upset at Kingston because he didn't speak to him backstage before bringing up Kingston's friend, former ROH World Heavyweight Champion Homicide to the conversation. Ortiz noted that Homicide would have been mad at Kingston for his actions, specifically nearly hitting Julia Hart with a chair last week, specifically saying that Homicide would see Kingston as a fake tough guy. Kingston responded to Ortiz's concerns by attacking Ortiz with a chair.
- TNT Champion Darby Allin was in a vignette backstage to address his future with his title. Allin said that he would fight until the heels fall off before calling out the House of Black. Allin called out former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Matthews to a match on AEW Dynamite for the TNT Championship.
Brian Cage (w/ Prince Nana) vs. Willie Mack.
The two long-term foes began the match locking up before Cage got a wrist lock on Mack. Mack flipped over the hold and got a wrist lock on Cage before Cage got a headlock on Mack. Mack did a leapfrog before hitting an arm drag and a Samoan Drop into a kip-up. Mack went for a standing Moonsault, but Cage evaded and hit a Claymore kick on Mack. Cage hit a corner lariat and a corner enziguri kick on Mack before hitting a German Suplex on Mack. Cage hit a chop on Mack before hitting a pump kick on Mack onto the bottom turnbuckle before flexing his muscles for the camera. Cage got Mack on the apron, but Mack hit two slaps on Cage before Cage hit a Uranage on Mack onto the apron. Cage slammed Mack onto the barricade before slamming Mack's face onto the stairs. Cage slammed Mack onto the barricade, splitting the barricade in half. Back in the ring, Cage hit a muscle-flexing elbow drop on Mack before doing three push-ups on Mack. Cage laid his boot on Mack's head in the bottom turnbuckle before stomping away at Mack's face before the commercial break. Back from the break, Mack hit a pump kick on Cage before hitting a leaping Shining Wizard on Cage. Mack & Cage got back up before Mack hit a lariat, a back elbow, a pop-up forearm strike, and the Sky High on Cage for a near fall. Cage hit a Thrust Kick on Mack before hitting the F5 on Mack, but Mack kicked out for a near fall. Cage went for the Buckle Bomb, but Mack evaded. The two evaded each other's offense before Cage a Powerbomb onto a Rising Knee Strike into the Drillclaw on Mack for the pinfall win.
Winner: Brian Cage (w/ Prince Nana).
The Baddies (Jade Cargill & Leila Grey) vs. Jaina Vanity & Jordyn Vanity.
The match began with Grey & Jaina locked up before Grey hit a waist lock takedown on Jaina. Jiana hit gut punches on Grey before getting a headlock on Grey, but Grey broke the hold and hit a shoulder tackle on Jaina. Jordyn tagged in but was greeted with a series fo strikes from Grey before Grey hit a shotgun dropkick on Jordyn on the bottom turnbuckle. Cargill tagged in and slammed Jordyn onto the corner before laying her boot on Jordyn's face. Grey tagged in and hit a neck breaker on Jordyn. Jaina tagged, but Grey hit a boot to the abdomen before hitting a facebuster on Jaina. Grey went for the pin, but instead, she tagged in Cargill, who hit the Jaded on Jaina for the pinfall win, with Cargill going 49-0 in her AEW Career.
- There was a video package detailing the feud between Action Andretti & JAS ahead of Andretti's match against Daniel Garcia in the Main Event on AEW Rampage. After the video package, Mark Henry stated the following: "Well, it looks like there's been enough talk. IT'S TIME FOR THE MAIN EVENT!".
Daniel Garcia vs. Action Andretti.
Sammy Guevara joined the broadcast team for the match. Garcia began the match stomping away at Andretti before hitting a chop on Andretti. Andretti did a backflip back elbow on Garcia before hitting a chop on Garcia. Andretti hit another chop on Garcia before leaping over Garcia and hitting the Tijeras on Garcia. Andretti hit a springboard Tornillo on Garcia for a near fall. Andretti hit a chop on Garcia before hitting an enziguri kick on Garcia to send him to the outside. Andretti hit a Tope Suicida on the outside. Andretti went for another Tope Suicida, but Garcia evaded and hit a lariat on Andretti before slamming him into the stairs. Garcia slammed Andretti into the barricade before sending him back into the ring and flip off the crowd. Garcia got a near fall on Andretti before slamming him to the corner with a hammer throw. Garcia hit a back elbow on Andretti for a near fall. Garcia hit a series of gut punches on Andretti before punching him in the corner and biting his head. Garcia placed Andretti on the top rope while the crowd chanted at Garcia "You're a wrestler". Andretti hit gut punches on Garcia before getting on the top rope, but Garcia pushed the top rope to send Andretti onto the mat. Garcia hit the Butterfly Suplex on Andretti for a near fall. Garcia hit a forearm strike on Andretti while the crowd now chanted "Your Pants suck". Garcia hit a series of kicks at Andretti, but Andretti powered up and hit a running forearm strike, a lariat, a backbreaker, and a neck breaker on Garcia before climbing to the top rope. Andretti hit an Asai Moonsault on Garcia to the outside. Back in the ring, Andretti hit a Split-Leg Moonsault on Garcia for a near fall. Andretti went for a Torture Rack, but Garcia evaded and got a Sleeper hold on Andretti, but Andretti reversed it with a pin. The two exchanged kicks before Andretti hit a Torture Rack Neckbreaker on Garcia for a near fall. Andretti hit a chop on Garcia before Andretti skimmed the cat and went for a springboard more, but Garcia caught him with a jab before hitting a Pump-handle side effect on Andretti for a near fall. Garcia went for the Dragon Tamer, but Andretti reversed it with a pin for a near fall. Andretti hit a springboard Tornillo before hitting a Runnig Shooting Star Press on Garcia for the pinfall win. Andretti stood tall to end the broadcast.
Winner: Action Andretti.