AEW Rampage Notes: The Elite retain Trios titles, Rush defeats Christopher Daniels

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February 3, 2023

Nutter Center – Dayton, OH

By: John Kleinchester

Rampage began with The Elite defending their Trios Championships against Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, and Isiah Kassidy. This match continued the story of Ethan Page attempting to hog all of the glory from Hardy & Kassidy as The Firm still “owns” both of their contracts. At one point in the match, Hardy accidentally hit Page causing them to start arguing on the outside. This left Kassidy alone, looking for a tag but to no avail. Kenny Omega hit the One-Winged Angel and a triple-team BTE Trigger followed it up for the win. The Elite will face Top Flight & AR Fox in another Trios Championship match this Wednesday on Dynamite.

What a counter by @isiahkassidy!
It's #AEWRampage on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

#AndSTILL!!! #AEW World Trios Champions #TheELITE retain the title after an incredible opening match on #AEWRampage! Watch TNT right now!@youngbucks @KennyOmegaManX

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

Lexy Nair interviewed Ricky Starks to get Starks’ reaction to the “Garcia/Guevara Gauntlet”. Ricky said he got what he asked for but it was okay with him because he would do anything to get to Chris Jericho. 

“And when I do get my way, @IAmJericho, I am going to embarrass you. And I am going to beat you. AGAIN.” @starkmanjones

Tune in to #AEWRampage on TNT right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

A video package aired featuring Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, Satnam Singh, and Sanjay Dutt complaining about the Screen Actors Guild and AEW blurring out the Golden Globe on TV. We then cut to The Best Friends and Danhausen with Danhausen saying he got hit by a “Grammy” and that it would not happen again.

“We proved that in the ring, we can’t be matched”@RealJeffJarrett @sonjaydutterson @hellosatnam @TheLethalJay @DanhausenAD @orangecassidy @SexyChuckieT @trentylocks

Watch #AEWRampage on TNT right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

Next up was Brian Pillman Jr. vs Swerve Strickland accompanied by Mogul Affiliates (Parker Boudreaux and the finally named Trench). The finish saw Trench distracting the referee allowing Bordeaux to sweep the legs out from under Pillman. Swerve hit a Death Valley Driver on the ring apron followed by a flying stomp off the top rope for the win.

With the devastating Swerve Stomp, @swerveconfident scores the victory here on #AEWRampage on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

After the match, Swerve instructed Bordeaux and Trench to attack Pillman further but Dustin Rhodes made the save chasing the heels off with a metal turnbuckle. 

The #MogulAffiliates are not yet done with @FlyinBrianJr, but #TheNatural @DustinRhodes intervenes!
It's #AEWRampage on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

A House of Black promo package aired that said the House didn’t want Eddie and Eddie didn’t want the House but every human being is corruptible. 

The House did what it always does and what it’s mission has been since the beginning: prove that every human being on this planet, no matter how true of heart, is corruptible. @MadKing1981 @malakaiblxck @SNM_Buddy @Brodyxking @TheJuliaHart
It’s #AEWRampage on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

Toni Storm and Saraya defeated Robyn and Charlette Renegade. After the match, the pair took spray paint from under the ring and painted an “L” on each of their victims. 

Storm Zero secures the victory for the team of #ToniStorm and @Saraya!
Tune in to #AEWRampage on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

An Adam Cole promo package aired with him saying he doesn’t know who his first opponent will be but they will get “the best damn pro wrestler on the planet”. 

.@AdamColePro refuses to let anybody or anything stand in his way of getting back in the ring! #AEWRampage is on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

The main event featured Rush vs. Christopher Daniels. This was positioned as Rush needing to get through Christopher Daniels in order to face Bryan Danielson this Wednesday on Dynamite. Preston Vance and Jose the Assistant were heavily involved in attacking Daniels behind the ref’s back until Vance accidentally kicked Jose allowing Daniels to gain the advantage. It was all for naught, however, as Rush would score the victory after hitting the Bull’s Horns.

The disrespect by La Faccion Ingobernable!@rushtoroblanco @pres10vance @JoseAssistant
Watch #AEWRampage on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

And @rushtoroblanco gets the win here on #AEWRampage, and heads directly to #AEWDynamite to face the #AmericanDragon @bryandanielson THIS WEDNESDAY LIVE on TBS!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2023

AEW Rampage Results:

  • Trios Championship: The Elite over Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, and Isiah Kassidy in 14:43
  • Swerve Strickland over Brian Pillman Jr. in 8:18
  • Toni Storm & Saraya over The Renegades in 5:09
  • Rush over Christopher Daniels in 9:50