ALL ELITE WRESTLING RAMPAGE: May 31 report


Posted on 6/01/124 by Bob Magee



This episode of AEW RAMPAGE was broadcast from the fabulous
KIA Forum in Los Angeles, CA!

Your broadcast team was Excalibur and Tony Schiavone.

It’s Friday and you know what that means!

This…is…Rampage!

TNT Championship Eliminator Match!

The Don Callis Family’s “The Alpha” Konosuke Takeshita
vs.
Penta El Zero Miedo!

Everyone is barred from ringside.

Penta dropped Takeshita with two arm drags after a flurry of
offense between the two. Takeshita left the ring to gather
his thoughts and collect himself. Takeshita back dropped
Penta El Zero Miedo on the apron. Takeshita blasted Penta
with a brain buster in the ring.

Takeshita had Penta on his shoulders on the top turnbuckle,
but Penta escaped. Penta took down Takeshita with a sling
blade. Penta jumped over the top rope with a tope con hiro!

The fans chanted “A-E-W! A-E-W! A-E-W!”

Takeshita walloped Penta with a deadlift wheelbarrow German
Suplex. Penta fired back with a Made in Japan for a near
fall on “The Alpha”! Takeshita leveled Penta with a lariat.
Penta rallied back with a Canadian Destroyer on Takeshita on
the apron!

Takeshita stunned Penta with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near
fall on Penta. Takeshita drilled Penta with a knockout shot
and then finished him off with the power drive knee to score
the pin!

Renee Paquette interviewed FTW Champion “The Learning Tree”
Chris Jericho backstage!

Jericho was accompanied by Big Bill and “The Bounty Hunter”
Bryan Keith. Renee wondered why Jericho wasn’t at the
announcers’ desk for Rampage tonight.

Jericho said last week he was attacked so he’s decided to
step down from his role as commentator on Rampage. Jericho
said even though he’s stepping down, he’ll have more TV time
to devote to Collision and Dynamite each week.

Satnam Singh (with Sonjay Dutt) vs. “Pretty” Peter Avalon!

“Daddy Magic” Matt Menard joined the commentary team since
Jericho no longer felt safe at the desk.

Satnam got on his back and ordered Avalon to pin him. Avalon
covered Satnam but Satnam pushed him right off. Satnam put
Avalon in a bear hug, rag dolled Avalon, and the ref stopped
the match right away! The referee awarded the decision to
Satnam in a decisive victory.

AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm (with
Mariah May & Luther)
vs.
Viva Van!

Viva Van applied an arm bar, but Toni reached the ropes with
her boot, forcing the ref to break the hold. Toni hip
checked Viva Van and then knocked Viva Van out of the ring
with a running hip attack.

Toni and Viva Van exchanged chops and forearms in the center
of the ring. Toni jabbed at the challenger and then clocked
her with a big right elbow shot! Toni used a fisherman’s
suplex for a near fall on Viva Van.

Viva Van clobbered Toni with an ax kick for a near fall.
Viva Van hoisted up Toni on her shoulders. Toni escaped and
German Suplexed Viva Van. Toni smashed Viva Van with a
running hip attack, followed up with the Storm Zero and
pinned Viva Van!

Kyle O’Reilly vs. Jordan Cruz!

Kyle peppered Jordan with kicks right out of the gate. Kyle
wrenched on Jordan’s arm. Kyle clobbered Jordan with ground
and pound palm strikes. Kyle applied an arm bar and Jordan
tapped out immediately!

“Kyle has plenty of momentum heading into Collision tomorrow
night,” said Excalibur.

“I think it’s the biggest match of his career, taking on
Will Ospreay for the AEW International Championship,”
replied Tony Schiavone.

Rampage Main Event Time!

Rey Fenix (with Alex Abrahantes) vs. Isiah Kassidy!

Fenix stunned Kassidy with a big dropkick right on target.
Kassidy intercepted a thrust kick and went for a
hurricanrana, but Fenix landed on his feet. Kassidy clocked
Rey with a reverse hurricanrana, but Rey Fenix popped up and
nailed Kassidy with a German Suplex.

Rey Fenix jumped onto the ropes and took down Kassidy with a
hurricanrana, who was also on the ropes! Rey Fenix blasted
Brother Zay with a gut buster. Zay regained some momentum
with a guillotine cutter on the ropes and the flipped over
the top rope, landing onto Rey Fenix. Brother Zay spiked Rey
Fenix with a DDT for a near fall.

Kassidy rocked Rey with a Canadian Destroyer. Kassidy went
up top for a senton atomico, but Rey dodged it. Rey ran the
top rope and punted Kassidy in the face. Rey Fenix connected
with a frog splash, but Zay kicked out at the two-count!

“We’ve got a barn burner on our hands,” said Excalibur.

Rey Fenix hoisted up Kassidy and planted him with a double
underhook on his head! Rey covered Kassidy and scored the
pin!

“I’m not even sure what to call that move! A back and forth
battle but ultimately a victory for Rey Fenix,” said
Excalibur.

Don’t miss AEW Collision on Saturday on TNT at 8/7c from the
Acrisure Arena in Palm Springs, CA!

Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from
the Blue Arena in Loveland, CO!

Tickets On Sale Now! – www.AEWTix.com

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