It’s the last stop before All Elite Wrestling’s December spectacular Winter Is Coming. Things heated up for the coldest month of the year on this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite. So, continue to expect things to escalate come Friday on AEW Rampage. AEW’s Friday night delight of a wrestling show is looking to up the ante, including the in-ring debut of Hook, and end the week with a bang. So, don’t dare miss it!
On this week’s edition of Rampage, fans will finally witness a rematch of epic proportions as the AEW World Tag Team Championship will be on the line as the masked champions defend against a team looking to make history. Team Taz’s secret weapon makes his AEW debut against a fan-favorite underdog. Plus, loads more including a little preview of the semifinals of the TBS Women’s Championship tournament. Tensions are rising and it’s about to combust on Rampage! Without further ado, let’s run it down.
AEW Rampage Card (Hook In-Ring Debut)
- Hook vs. Fuego Del Sol
- Ruby Soho, Tay Conti & Anna Jay vs. Nyla Rose, The Bunny & Penelope Ford
- Adam Cole (w/Young Bucks & Bobby Fish) vs. Wheeler Yuta (w/Orange Cassidy & Best Friends)
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: Lucha Brothers (c) (w/Alex Abrahantes) vs. FTR (w/Tully Blanchard)
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 9, 2021
On this week’s Dynamite, Dante Martin secured himself a face-off, with the Dynamite Diamond Ring at stake, at Winter Is Coming against MJF. Both men outlasted ten other competitors in the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale and will fight it out for the coveted prize on next week’s stacked card. However, Martin may have made the biggest mistake of his young career by screwing over Ricky Starks and the rest of Team Taz. At the tail-end of the matchup, it was Martin, Starks, and, MJF who were the last three men in the ring. Martin blindsided Starks and eliminated him from the contest taking off his armband that represented Team Taz. This might’ve been the plan of Dante and Lio Rush all along, and it worked wonders for the up-and-coming high-flyer.
Those wings might be clipped soon enough. Taz was livid that somebody had the audacity to pull a fast one on Team Taz. Before the main event of Dynamite could commence, Taz would go on the mic and state that nobody wrongs his team and not have repercussions coming their way. The leader of Team Taz announced that his son Hook will make his professional wrestling debut for AEW against the much-beloved Fuego Del Sol and it’s going to make Martin regret he ever thought of double-crossing Taz and his boys. It’s a preview of sorts on what will befall Dante Martin when the time is right.
Hook has been an extremely interesting prospect since his arrival in AEW. He has the look, and from the eye-test alone, many would assume he possesses the same vigor, intensity, and, skill set that his father possessed. We will finally witness the in-ring debut of Hook. And, considering the people he surrounded himself with, like “Human Suplex Machine” Taz, his father, as well as Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks, Fuego might be in for a rough night. It all happens Friday night on Rampage!
No more fun and games…@DaxFTR & @CashWheelerFTR are out to become the first 2-time #AEW World Tag Team Champions when they challenge the #LuchaBros TOMORROW NIGHT on #AEWRampage at 10/9c on TNT! pic.twitter.com/5PbcDvANtG
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 9, 2021
The long-awaited rematch of champions The Lucha Brothers against FTR for the AEW World Tag Team Championship finally happens on this week’s edition of Rampage. The duo of Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler have been chomping at the bit to regain the AEW World Tag Titles and make history by being the first-ever two-time tag team champions of All Elite Wrestling. FTR wants to put any and every doubt to bed that they’re the best tag team in the world and all they need are those coveted titles to make it official. This matchup was delayed due to Rey Fenix’s injury and PAC had to step in place of him alongside his brother Penta El Zero Miedo last week on the Friday night show against FTR. Needless to say, due to Malakai Black, in particular, the night did not end well for two-thirds of Death Triangle.
However, that’s all in the past now and this is for all the marbles. Penta and Fenix are champions for a reason. This is in huge part due to their ability to step up when it’s game time. The same goes for FTR; these men are ruthless and will do whatever it takes to taste gold once again. Sit tight, folks. This is going to be an ugly one. Two of AEW’s best teams collide and it’s surely going to be a spectacular affair. Will the Lucha Brothers decisively rid themselves of The Pinnacle’s premier duo and retain their titles? Or will FTR forever etch their names in the history books by, not only becoming double champions but also being the first-ever two-time champions in any division?
Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world. As well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can catch AEW Dynamite Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET on TNT and AEW Dark: Elevation (Monday nights) and AEW: Dark (Tuesday nights) at 7 PM ET on YouTube. AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday night.