This week, the AEW went on stage again through a new episode of AEW Rampage which followed the men's tournament in memory of Owen Hart. The main meeting was in fact the one between the former TNT Champion Darby Allin and Swerve Strickland, who faced each other for the first time in a one on one match in the All Elite Wrestling rings.
The winner was Sting's young pupil, Darby, who qualified for the next stage of the tournament. Currently the qualified and confirmed names in the tournament are, the ROH World TV Champion, Samoa Joe, Adam Cole (who defeated Tomohiro Ishii in a first time ever last week), Kyle O'Reilly, the ROH and AAA World Tag Team Champion, Dax Harwood and Darby Allin.
The next contest to affect the tournament will be Jeff Hardy vs Bobby Fish with a match scheduled for Wednesday in Dynamite. If Fish wins, the draw will feature three members of the Undisputed Elite, as well as the founders of what was the Undisputed Era at NXT.
What happened on AEW Rampage?
This week's AEW Rampage was a more loaded card than usual and definitely delivered. We had two Title matches on the card as well as Adam Cole in action against Evil Uno of The Dark Order.
We also had former WWE Superstar Mercedes Martinez making her AEW in-ring return against Thunder Rosa. The final of the tournament, which we remind you also has a female alter ego through the so far confirmed/qualified appearances of Toni Storm, Jamie Hayter, Hikaru Shida, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho and Britt Baker, will take place during the fourth edition of the PPV Double or Nothing next May 29 and it will be Dr.
Martha Hart to deliver the trophy to their respective winners. This is in effect the first edition of the tournament dedicated to the late Owen, a figure to whom the All Elite has always wanted to work alongside and recognize as one of the most important and historic in the business.
His tragic death is still alive, but as often confirmed, his memory is indissoluble for all those who had the pleasure and honor of sharing this work with him. For all future updates on the tournament, follow our pages and our site worldwrestling.it without wasting any minute also on our digital platforms such as the Twitch channel openwrestlingtv.
It was all Cole as he dominated the match from the moment the bell rang. Evil Uno briefly got some offense in with a hanging neckbreaker. Adam Cole quickly took back control of the match and sent Uno head first into the corner turnbuckle.