The John Report: AEW Rampage 03/03/23 Review

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This week’s AEW Rampage featured a four-way tag team match, plus Dustin Rhodes & Keith Lee teaming in the main event against Swerve Strickland & Parker Boudreaux.

This will be a condensed review meaning I am just reading the results and reacting. I don’t have much free time to watch the show. We are posting an in-depth AEW Revolution PPV preview later today, so that’s more important to me than a random Rampage show.

This is AEW Rampage from the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Check out the AEW PPV listing archive only on TJRWrestling as well. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. It was live.

It’s Friday night and you know what that means.

Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta vs. Dark Order vs. Top Flight vs. Aussie Open

A random tag team match. Lots of action. Claudio & Yuta got the win. They really aren’t doing much with Claudio in AEW because he’s the ROH World Champion. Anyway, it doesn’t matter that much in the big picture.

Winners: Claudio Castagnoli & Wheeler Yuta

A video aired about Jon Moxley facing “Hangman” Adam Page in a Texas Death Match at Rampage. Insert Moxley bleeding jokes here.

Jungle Boy was featured in a video teasing that he’s going to bury Christian Cage saying it’s a “Final Burial.” I guess it’s their way of doing a Buried Alive Match of some kind.

Riho vs. Emi Sakura

They are two talented Japanese women that have been a part of AEW for a few years and worked together a lot. Riho found a way to get the win so she’s getting a bit of a push since she won on Dynamite too.

Winner: Riho

A video aired about the AEW Women’s Title match at Revolution with champion Jamie Hayter, challengers Saraya and Ruby Soho.

Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Serpentico

Hobbs won in about 30 seconds. Great. Match of the year.

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs

Mark Briscoe did a promo about being in a tag team match with Lucha Bros on the Revolution pre-show. I don’t watch pre-show matches. Sorry.

Keith Lee & Dustin Rhodes vs. Swerve Strickland & Parker Boudreaux

I watched this one. It wasn’t that great, but I’d say around three stars if you really care about that sort of thing. Lee & Rhodes got the win. They should probably do Lee vs. Swerve in a singles match, but I’m not sure if Lee is in the best of shape since he looks exhausted out there. I hope he’s healthy and producing good matches again soon.

Winners: Keith Lee & Dustin Rhodes

Final Thoughts

I’ll skip the scoreboard and three stars. The first match, the women’s match and main event were all fine, feeling like three-star level matches. I wouldn’t call them anything that special or must-see TV.

Bring on AEW Revolution.


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John Canton


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