St. Patricks Day Slam!
The opening bout was a trios contest, with Adam Cole and reDRagon taking on Hangman and Jurassic Express.
It was a very entertaining opener, with lots of creative, high-flying spots. You all know how much I appreciate creativity. Good things happen when you use tag teams that actually have some chemistry, both with one another and their opponents.
Adam Cole, Bay-Bay! picked up the win for his team, pinning Jungle Boy.
This Friday on Rampage, Keith Lee will go one on one with Max Caster. Ricky Starks let Lee know that he needs to stay away from Rampage, or he will get laid out again.
Kris Statlander is no longer an alien? I think that’s what the next promo hinted at.
Back to wrestling. Bryan Danielson and Moxley joined forces once more, taking on Chucky T and Wheeler Yuta. William Regal joined the commentary desk for the match.
Mox and Danielson made short work of the duo, eventually going on to win via submission. I loved hearing Regal on commentary, referring to Mox as “Mr. Moxley”. He’s so proper.
After the bout, Wheeler Yuta approached William Regal and offered a handshake. Regal slapped him in the face. Yuta didn’t back down, but he didn’t throw any punches either. Maybe it was a test.
FTR were discussing why they fired Tully, until they were approached by the Young Bucks. It looks like they are still arguing about which team is better.
Ricky Starks wants The Acclaimed to take out Keith Lee this week. Swerve would also like a shot at Starks sometime on Rampage. I guess we just crammed those two segments together due to time constraints.
The Jericho Appreciation Society made their first appearance since their formation last week. As mad as the audience was with Jericho, they still sang every word of Judas.
True to their name, they just had a lot of nice things to say about Jericho. Eventually Jericho took the mic and talked himself up a bit as well.
Turns out the crowd wasn’t that mad at him or the new clique. There was a lot of cheering. It looks like the heel turn hasn’t quite stuck yet. The sports entertainer line did the trick. That was a looooong segment.
Deeb wants to end Shida’s career, which falls short of Shida’s promise to end Deeb’s life.
Wardlow has finally gotten his title shot, and it’s right now. Scorpio Sky will defend his recently won TNT Championship against the big guy.
It was a closely contested match, but eventually Wardlow took control. As he started to tune up the band, Shawn Spears came down to the ring. MJF used this distraction to take out Wardlow, leaving him down for a quick 3 count. Sky retains.
The American Top Team jumped Wardlow after the match was over. MJF and Spears joined in on the beat down.
Jade Cargill is one win away from her 30th straight victory since joining AEW. Who will number 30 be?
This should be a good one! Private Party vs The Hardy Boys. Note that the “Z” in boys has been replaced with an “S”. They are more mature now.
It was a good one! It was cool to revisit all the classic hits and moves again. And a couple of new ones! Private Party attempted Poetry in Motion on Matt, which he countered into a Side Effect. I’m looking forward to this run.
Jeffrey picked up the win for his team, but the celebration was cut short short by Andrade and the A.F.O arriving. Things looked grim for the Dynamic Duo, but Darby Allin and Sting came to the rescue. Matt is going to have to start painting his face.
Main Event time! When will wrestlers learn that coming out to live music is (basically always) lame? No matter, should be an amazing match.
Baker and Rosa. One last dance (presumably). The title is on the line and the ladies will be locked in a steel cage.
Yeah, I enjoyed that. A lot. We have a new champion as well! Congratulations to Thunder Rosa. For some reason Dustin Rhodes came out to congratulate her I the ring. I don’t understand this company sometimes.