As the dust settled from a thrilling evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, attendees and audiences around the world are left buzzing about the latest events from the AEW Rampage taping, scheduled for a May 26 airing, possibly on May 27.
The night he started with a bang when Chris Jericho and Jim Ross appeared for commentary. True to form, Jericho sparked immediate controversy by cutting his entrance short and expressing his displeasure towards the crowd for their cheer for Sabu during Dynamite.
The tension in the arena was palpable, setting the tone for the rest of the evening.
Triumphant Acclaimed Tease Championship Clash
The first night match saw The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn securing a decisive victory over Rush, Dralistico, and Preston Vance, with Max Caster winning by pinning Dralistico.
Riding high on their triumph, The Acclaimed couldn't resist cutting a post-match promo, boasting about their dominance in the Trios vision while teasing a possible confrontation with the reigning AEW World Trios Champions, The House of Black.
Another fierce contest saw The Gunns and Ethan Page emerge victorious over Watson, FrescoMatic, and Jeaux (Action) Braxton. Not to be outdone by The Acclaimed, Page unleashed a fiery post-match promo targeting The Hardys. The plot thickened when it was announced that Isiah Kassidy could not compete in the six-man at Double Or Nothing.
The crowd went wild as the reigning FTW Champion Hook was introduced as Kassidy's replacement. The tag team matchup featuring Hikaru Shida and Britt Baker against Marina Shafir and Nyla Rose ended in favor of the former. Baker forced Shafir into submission for the win.
However, the drama continued post-match as The Outcasts were seen laying a vicious beating on AEW Women's World Champion Jamie Hayter backstage. The night concluded with Big Bill and Lee Moriarty defeating Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta, but that was not all.
As Rampage drew close, a massive brawl erupted involving the Blackjack Battle Royal participants at Double Or Nothing, leaving everyone on a cliffhanger and eagerly anticipating the next event. With these events, AEW ensures that the wrestling world remains unpredictable and exciting.