AEW Rampage: Holiday Bash Results (12/23) – We hear the “This is Rampage, baby!” theme song and accompanying opening video and we shoot inside AllState Arena in Chicago, Illinois.
Jim Ross welcomes us to the special Holiday Bash themed edition of the show for this week and mentions how Chris Jericho is joining in on commentary this week. After the commentators introduce themselves, we head down to the ring for our opening contest.
$300,000 Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Battle Royale
We are live! Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Chris Jericho greet audiences at home as LFI, Best Friends and Orange Cassidy, and Butcher, The Blade and Kip Sabian are already battling it out in the ring. Blade sends Beretta into the middle turnbuckle. Sabian delivers a knee to Cassidy that sends him to the outside as Rush comes out of nowhere and knocks him down. Vance plants Taylor with a spinebuster, then eliminates him.
Eliminated: Chuck Taylor
Blackpool Combat Club heads to the ring as the next entrants. They go straight after Butcher, Blade, and Sabian. Castagnoli delivers a stomp to Blade in the corner as Sabian delivers several stomps to Cassidy. Moxley sends Sabian into the top turnbuckle face first as Dark Order heads to the ring as the next entrants. They go straight to work beating down Vance and raining down right hands on him. They deliver several stomps, then set their sights on Jon Moxley. Castagnoli and Yuta help Moxley out and pull Dark Order off him. Back from the break, Moxley eliminates Blade, Cassidy, and Sabian.
Eliminated: The Blade, Orange Cassidy, Kip Sabian
Spanish Announce Project head to the ring as the next entrants, but Angelico is almost immediately eliminated by Beretta. Dralistico is eliminated by Silver before Rush hits him with a rolling elbow and tosses him over the top rope.
Eliminated: Angelico and Dralistico
Evil Uno beats him down before Moxley hits him with a cutter. He then tosses Uno over the top rope, but Uno lands on the apron and he delivers a dropkick to eliminate him. Castagnoli tosses Luther out of the ring as Varsity Athletes and Ari Daivari head down as the next entrants.
Eliminated: Evil Uno and Luther
Reynolds is tosses over the top rope and is eliminated by Yuta before Rush suplexes him into the corner and follows it up with Bull’s Horns. He then tosses him out of the ring and eliminates him. Serpentico delivers several chops to Rush, but Vance catches him with the discus lariat and eliminates him.
Eliminated: Alex Reynolds and Serpentico
Top Flight and AR Fox are the next entrants. Daivari tries to eliminate Castagnoli, but Castagnoli reverses the momentum and eliminates him. Castagnoli then tosses Vance onto the apron over the top, and Moxley delivers a big boot to eliminate him. Dante looks to eliminate Nese, but Woods saves his partner. Darius beats him down before Dante eliminates him. Nese goes over the top to launch himself back into the ring, but Dante pushes him to the outside to eliminate him.
Eliminated: Ari Daivari, Varsity Athletes, and Preston Vance
Rush delivers a kick to eliminate Beretta, then exchanges chops and uppercuts with Castagnoli. He looks to eliminate him, but Castagnoli saves himself. The two men both land on the apron over the top rope before Castagnoli manages to knock him to the floor with an uppercut. Fox looks to go flying, but Moxley eliminates him.
Eliminated: AR Fox
Top Flight and BCC face off with one another before “Hangman” Adam Page gets in the ring and goes after Moxley. This allows Top Flight to eliminate Moxley.
Eliminated: Jon Moxley
Page and Moxley continue to brawl on the outside as Castagnoli catches Dante with an uppercut. He gets Top Flight up on his shoulders, but they escape and Darius hits a flatliner. Security pulls apart Moxley and Page as they head up the ramp while Castagnoli rains down elbows on Top Flight. He tosses Darius over the top and onto the apron, but Darius gets back in and delivers an elbow followed by a DDT. They clothesline him onto the apron, but Castagnoli holds on. He gets back in the ring and looks to powerbomb Dante to the outside, but Dante reverses it into the head scissors for the win.
Eliminated: Claudio Castagnoli
Winners: Top Flight and AR Fox
We Hear From Eddie Kingston and Ortiz
Back from the break, Eddie Kingston and Ortiz head to the ring. Kingston addresses the House of Black and their recent attacks. He says he and Ortiz sent them a contract, but they didn’t sign it. He says he doesn’t want to wait for the lights to go out and says he wants to fight them.
The lights go out and Julia Hart appears on the ramp. She points at the screen as the rest of House of Black appears. Black says he’s been thinking and says the enemy of his enemy is his friend
Ortiz and Kingston begin yelling in the ring as Kingston questions Ortiz’s loyalties.
We head backstage to Sammy Guevara, Daniel Garcia and Renee Paquette. Paquette asks Guevara for his reaction to Chris Jericho telling him to watch over Garcia. Garcia cuts him off and says he doesn’t like him but will do what Jericho says. Guevara says he needs to loosen up and forces him to hug him.
Back at ringside, Jade Cargill and The Baddies head down, with Vertvixen already waiting inside.
Jade Cargill vs. Vertvixen in a TBS Championship Eliminator Match
The bell rings and Cargill plants Vertvixen. She whips her into the corner, then delivers a forearm and a bodyslam.
Back from the break, Vertvixen delivers a boot to Cargill’s midsection. Cargill catches her with a thrust kick and an ax kick, then hits a pump kick for the win.
Winner: Jade Cargill
We then head to a video of Ruby Soho addressing Tay Melo and says she’s getting tired of the numbers game. She says she found the perfect person to help her out and Willow Nightingale walks in. She tells Soho to fist pump her, and Soho reluctantly does so.
We then head to a video of Wardlow addressing Samoa Joe. He says he’s not done with him and will beat him to regain the TNT Championship on next week’s “Dynamite.”
Back from the break, we see Powerhouse Hobbs beat down a personnel member on the outside.
Anthony Bowens and Billy Gunn (w/ Max Caster) vs. Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal (w/ Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh)
Bowens and Lethal begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Lethal fires off several right hands, then looks for the Figure Four, but Bowens escapes. The two exchange chops before Bowens delivers a bulldog and tags in Gunn. Jarrett tags in and delivers a thumb to Gunn’s eye. He hits a right hand, then delivers a back elbow. Gunn fires back with a vicious clothesline, then sends him into the turnbuckle and delivers a suplex. Lethal tags in and ascends to the top, but Gunn catches him and tags in Bowens. Bowens delivers a bodyslam, then scissors Gunn. The pair deliver a double elbow drop.
Back from the break, Jarrett delivers a back body drop to Bowens and tags in Lethal. He trips Bowens, then delivers a few stomps. Lethal delivers a suplex, then locks in a chinlock. Bowens escapes and rolls up Lethal. Lethal kicks out and delivers The Lethal Combination. Jarrett tags in and delivers a stomp to Bowens. Bowens manages to make the hot tag to Gunn as Lethal tags in and delivers a clothesline. He hits a boot to his midsection before Singh low blows Gunn, allowing Lethal to hit Lethal Injection for the win.
Winners: Jay Lethal and Satnam Singh
AEW Rampage: Holiday Bash Results (12/23)