On AEW Rampage Grand Slam, live from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, Chris Jericho and Jake Hager of The Inner Circle took on Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page, Men of the Year. In the corner of Sky and Page was Dan Lambert, who has made it no secret what he thinks of the modern pro wrestling fan. Lambert has not only been backed by Men of the Year but the various fighters within his group of mixed martial artists, American Top Team. During the aforementioned match, another member of ATT made a surprise appearance. Debuting on AEW Rampage was welterweight division competitor for Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jorge Masvidal.
Chris Jericho and Jake Hager lost their match against Men of the Year; this came due to interference from Dan Lambert, who grabbed Hager’s leg, allowing Scorpio Sky to roll him up for the pin. Post-match, Jericho and Hager looked to administer revenge on a helpless Lambert. However, the aforementioned loss wasn’t the end of the woes experienced by The Inner Circle. Soon, the other members of American Top Team that previously appeared on AEW programming entered the ring. They were later joined by none other than Jorge Masvidal, making his first-ever AEW appearance on Rampage.
What followed was a beatdown of Jericho and Hager at the hands of American Top Team and Men of the Year. After Hager was laid out in the corner, the group focused their attacks on Jericho. Masvidal would also his sights on Jericho, knocking him out with a running knee. Followers of UFC will undoubtedly be familiar with this technique, as it was the very same that allowed Masvidal to defeat Ben Askren in a record-setting 5 seconds at UFC 239 on July 6, 2019.
#AmericanTopTeam out in full force in defense of #DanLambert. @GamebredFighter, @junior_cigano, @paigevanzant, @austinv170mma, @AndreiArlovski, @DaltonRosta, & #MenOfTheYear dismantle @IAmJericho and @RealJakeHager – Watch #AEWRampage: Grand Slam NOW on @tntdrama! pic.twitter.com/pjAC1gUPAt
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 25, 2021
What to Know About Jorge Masvidal Following Rampage
Born in Miami, Florida, Jorge Masvidal took part in different sports. These included wrestling, which he pursued in high school, though he would ultimately set his sights on mixed martial arts. Masvidal made his MMA debut in 2003, picking up a victory at HOOKnSHOOT: Absolute Fighting Championships 3 by knocking out Brandon Bledsoe. Masvidal has competed for major organizations, not just UFC but Strikeforce and Bellator as well. In UFC, Masvidal received several accolades, including the promotion’s “BMF” Championship in 2019. Time will tell when the current welterweight competitor reappears on AEW programming.
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