AEW Rampage Live Results (01/13/2023)
TNT Champion Darby Allin will put his TNT title on the line for the second straight week as he defends against Juice Robinson on AEW Rampage.
Robinson will look to remain undefeated in his early AEW run following his answer of Allin's open challenge. Allin picked up a win over Mike Bennett last Friday.
The show will also feature a street fight between Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale and rivals Tay Melo & Anna Jay A.S. Melo & Jay had a notable bloody street fight match last year against The Bunny & Penelope Ford.
Kings of the Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) face the recent squabbling Eddie Kingston & Ortiz. Black has planted seeds of dissent with both men in recent weeks that have started to sprout.
The show will also see promos from AEW Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed, and actor Paul Thomas Hauser.
This week's show was filmed after Dynamite in Los Angeles, California.
AEW Rampage is underway with Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho on the call with the competitors for our opening match already in the ring.
Darby Allin defeated Juice Robinson to retain the TNT Title
(After a slow start, this match picked up in intensity after commercial. Robinson had a good showing, but ultimately wasn’t enough for Allin, who had a great counter to lead to the finish.)
Allin kept Robinson grounded with a headlock early and fired off a few arm drags until Robinson back dropped him to the floor. Robinson chucked Allin into the railing and dropped him chest first onto the steps before posing for the crowd, controlling the action during commercial. Robinson fired off jabs, but Allin used his speed to hit a shotgun dropkick and low suicide dive to the floor. Back in the ring, Allin tried a springboard Coffin Drop, but ran right into a Robinson lariat, which was followed by multiple standing sentons.
Allin got a crucifix pin, but Robinson held on and hit a Juicebox for two. Robinson missed a corner cannonball, as Allin hit a Code Red, but was cut off in the corner trying a Coffin Drop. Robinson clobbered Allin on the ropes with a lariat and followed with a Jackhammer for a near fall. Robinson tried a superplex, but Allin countered mid air into a Scorpion Death Drop and Coffin Drop for the win.
Post match, Sting made his way to the ring to celebrate, as Excalibur plugged Sting & Darby teaming with the Great Muta in his last match next week in Japan.
Powerhouse Hobbs cut a promo backstage about the Book of Hobbs, saying a phoenix rose from the ashes, but he took that phoenix and broke its neck. He took those ashes like his hopes and dreams and will spread them over everyone he hurts in AEW.
Renee Paquette is on stage and welcomes The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass to receive their star on the Walk of Fame. Caster had Gavin Newsom, Joe Biden and not selling out for blood money in his rap, all of which got huge pops. Bowens hears the chants from the crowd and are here in the mecca of wrestling, in AEW. Everyone held up their fingers to scissor and went to place their fingers in cement, but The Gunns interrupted.
Colten called Los Angeles a bum ass city, while Austin said The Acclaimed are only popular because they stole their father from them. Daddy Ass winked at Bowens as said The Gunns were right; they’re stars who should put their hands in cement. With their backs turned, The Acclaimed pantsed them, shoved them ass first into the cement and the Gunns scurried away.
Renee Paquette is backstage with Mogul Affiliates, as Swerve said 2023 they are going to be the most violent group to ever come to AEW.
Kings of the Black Throne (Malakai Black & Brody King) defeated Eddie Kingston & Ortiz
(The seeds of distrust continue to be planted between Kingston & Ortiz, as the House of Black is playing them like fiddles as Jericho said on commentary. I can only hope Santana ultimately comes back and we get some great six man tags once Kingston & Ortiz get on the same page.)
Ortiz & Kingston couldn’t decide who would start, as Ortiz charged as King and was promptly planted by the big man. King threw vicious chops until Ortiz used his speed to overcome the size disadvantage. Kingston reluctantly tagged in and had a scrappy exchange with Black, as Kingston missed the back fist, while Black missed a Black Mass as both sat down and stared each other down.
Black & King took over during commercial as it turned into a brawl before Kingston hit a STO. King attacked Kingston, as Black hit a big time corner moonsault to the floor to wipe out Ortiz. Kingston remained isolated, as Ortiz tried to break it up, but only ended up taking the official to allow the Black & King double team. Unlike Juice Robinson in the opener, King hit the corner cannonball successfully as Kingston no sold a lariat to hit an enzugiri and half and half suplex.
Ortiz demanded a tag, but Kingston wouldn’t make it, so Ortiz jumped in with a leaping DDT on Black, while Kingston hit an exploder for two. Tag Your Partner chants rang out, but Kingston wouldn’t do it and ran right into a jump knee by Black, as did Ortiz, who leapt off the top. Kingston hit Black with a Saito suplex and lariat, as King ran into a back fist to the floor. Buddy Matthews & Julia Hart hit the ring with a chair, but Kingston got the chair from him. As Kingston turned around, Hart screamed in horror and Ortiz thought he was about to hit a girl.
Ortiz ducked a Black Mass and Kingston took the bullet, as Ortiz was knocked outside and Black pinned Kingston. Post match, Black told Ortiz he did good as they threw him back into his partner.
-Lexy Nair is backstage with TBS Champion Jade Cargill & Leila Grey. Cargill said she has bigger things to worry about than Red Velvet; she’s more concerned about who will be her 50th win in AEW. Grey said Velvet is out and she is in.
Paul Walter Hauser Interview
(This was actually a really fun segment as you can tell how much of a fan Hauser is, he was probably having the time of his life in there. I assume this might not be a one off with what happened to his Golden Globe during this. He's probably going to want that back.)
Renee Paquette is in the ring with Golden Globe award winner Paul Walter Hauser, who has his Best Supporting Actor trophy with him. Hauser mentioned referencing get the tables in his acceptance speech and respects professional wrestling. Hauser said he always bypasses Connecticut and goes to Jacksonville, as you never know what will happen in AEW. Danhausen interrupts and said he’s the top seller of merchandise in AEW, but never given a physical award, so he wants the Golden Globe.
Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh all interrupt, as Hauser questions how many people are coming out. Hauser told Jarrett this isn’t Memphis and looks like a woman from Crunch Fitness, who walks around with a guitar he never plays. The rest of his crew look like they’re dressed for a home school prom. Lethal & Dutt attack Huser, while Singh trapped Danhausen in the corner. Jarrett smacked a guitar over Hauser’s head, as Lethal took the Golden Globe and was going to hit Danhausen before Orange Cassidy & Best Friends made the save. Jarrett and crew high-tailed it, as Hauser was left motionless, as Lethal & Dutt stole the Golden Globe.
Ruby Soho & Willow Nightingale defeated Tay Melo & Anna Jay in a Street Fight
(My goodness this match was a war, as Soho bled a gusher, while Jay took a powerbomb off the stage through a table, but completely missed the table, so I hope she’s ok. This was violent, brutal and a strong culmination of this feud.)
Nightingale & Soho are wearing cammo pants and attacked Melo & Jay from behind with hockey sticks. Soho told Nightingale to get the tables, but Melo & Jay quickly put a stop to that. All the ladies fought to the ring, as Jay slammed Soho into the announce table and steps. With a trash can placed over her head, Melo hit a double stomp onto Soho, who came up bleeding as a result. Melo & Jay set up four chairs in the ring, as all four women took sets and we had a forearm battle during picture in picture. Melo & Jay won that battle and starting laying in kendo stick shots.
Jay drove Nightingale face first through a trash can, as Jay put barbed wire around her arm, much like she did in the first street fight against The Bunny & Penelope Ford. Jay tried the Queen Slayer on Nightingale, who backed her to a corner where Soho unloaded punched with a chain wrapped around her fist. Melo made the save and stacked chairs, as we got a Tower of Doom spot with everyone not named Willow Nightingale suffering as a result.
Nightingale womanhandled Jay in the corner, as Melo made the save, only to run into a spinebuster for her troubles, as Jay ate a corner cannonball with a trash can. Soho set up a chair in the corner as Nightingale hit a DVD on Jay on the apron. Soho hit No Future on Melo outside and set up a table. Nightingale & Jay battled up the ramp as Nightingale blocked a superkick and hit a powerbomb off the stage through a table, which only Nightingale went through, as Jay landed smack on the floor, which was brutal.
Soho & Melo fought on the apron, as Melo hit a Gotch Style Piledriver off the apron through another table. Melo grabbed a bag of thumbtacks and wanted a second piledriver, but Soho put her own hand in the tacks and threw them in Melo’s face. Soho drove Melo into the chair in the corner and hit Destination Unknown into the tacks for the win.