This week’s AEW Rampage Grand Slam, emanating from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, saw a chaotic main event. In a Lights Out Match, the team of Jon Moxley and New York’s own Eddie Kingston battled Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki of Suzuki-gun. This was a brutal affair that saw everything from weapons to innocent bystanders being utilized. What the viewers in attendance, as well as those watching from home, didn’t expect was the arrival of a wrestling veteran and New York favorite. Former IMPACT Wrestling and current Ring of Honor star Homicide made a surprise appearance on AEW Rampage, aiding Moxley and Kingston in picking up the victory over Suzuki-gun.
It seemed that the Lights Out Match in question, toward the end, was in favor of Suzuki-gun. While Kingston was laid out, Moxley struggled alone, his hands duct-taped behind his back. Archer was set to hit Kingston with the Blackout through two chairs. Suddenly, Homicide appeared to a raucous reaction from the attendees in Arthur Ashe. After neutralizing the threat of Suzuki-gun with a steel chair, Homicide freed Moxley from his binds. Kingston proceeded to put Archer’s head in a trash can before delivering a series of kendo shots onto said trash can. From there, Kingston picked up the pinfall victory for his team. Post-match, Homicide celebrated with Moxley and Kingston to close out AEW Rampage.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 25, 2021
What to Know About Homicide Following Rampage
The surprise appearance of Homicide on AEW Rampage is notable for a number of reasons. In addition to being a New York City native, born in Brooklyn, Homicide is a longtime friend of Eddie Kingston. The history between the two dates back to the mid-2000s, when they competed for ROH, IWA Mid-South, and other promotions. Homicide and Kingston would also hold tag team gold in IWA MS and Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Later in life, Kingston regarded Homicide as “the king of New York,” regarding the latter as a mentor.
Currently, Homicide is a regular performer for Ring of Honor. He is part of the VLNCE UNLTD stable, which also consists of Chris Dickinson, Brody King, and Tony Deppen. Most recently, Homicide held the ROH World Tag Team Championship with Dickinson. In addition, Homicide is a former ROH World Champion, having won the title from current AEW star Bryan Danielson at Final Battle 2006.
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