The Debut Episode of AEW Rampage Exceeded Expectations as per Tony Khan

Published 08/14/2021, 2:57 PM EDT


A good card, hot crowd, anticipation of the results is the well-known recipe for a good wrestling show. AEW Rampage did just that when it debuted on Friday. One hour of TV time and AEW knew they had to make sure this one goes with no setbacks. For starters, they gave us Kenny Omega vs Christian Cage. It would probably take a strong supernatural spell for these men to have a poor match.

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The opening bout delivered, and they hooked the fans in for the rest of the show. While the first bout was pure wrestling at its peak, the second match had the emotion. The TNT championship was on the line as Miro faced fan favourite Fuego Del Sol. Talk about long-term storytelling and AEW being the best of friends. Sol had to win to secure an AEW contract. The match swung a bit, but he couldn’t get it done.

Emotions Ride high on the debut of AEW Rampage

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Fuego was sad and so was the crowd, but all marvellous stories have surprises, right? The surprise was Tony Khan agreeing to sign Fuego on live TV. Emotions rode high as everyone rejoiced. The crowd was cheerful with the course served for them, but the trump card remained. Pittsburgh got their hometown hero in the main event. Britt Baker made her way to the ring to face red velvet with the woman’s title on the line. The match was short and sweet, but just enough for the crowd to cheer their hearts out to Baker. The show went off the air with a returning Jamie Hayter. the Show built intrigue as well as delivered in the present.

“This was one of the biggest nights in the history of the company, and it was a great show,” Tony khan said after the show.

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What’s Next for Rampage?

Tony quoted after the show “Next week’s Rampage is ‘The First Dance’, and I think everyone knows what to expect—and everyone is very excited. We built a foundation here for what you’re going to see next week”. They have already built the narrative of Rampage not being second fiddle to Dynamite, rather equal to Dynamite.

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The next show in Chicago is expected to have a returning CM Punk. The number of people who are waiting for this is unparalleled. With the recent teases on television, tapings have secured the “First Dance” to be a historic show. Wrestling is thriving right now and AEW is leading the revolution.

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