Preview: AEW Rampage (6/10/22) – Will Ospreay Makes In-Ring Debut

AEW Rampage Feat Will Ospreay and Aussie Open

AEW Rampage this week continues All Elite Wrestling’s night in the Cable Dahmer Arena of Independence, Missouri; the first major wrestling event in the venue. On Dynamite, we saw the introduction of the brand new AEW All-Atlantic Championship as well as the brackets that will see 4 wrestlers representing different countries and New Japan Pro-Wrestling who will meet at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door to crown the first champion. Also, from Dynamite, Jon Moxley is the first half of the AEW Interim World Championship match announced. This week’s AEW Rampage features Will Ospreay, Jay Lethal, Satnam Singh, Eddie Kingston, FTR, and many more.

AEW Rampage (6/10/22) – Preview

United Empire vs Best Friends & FTR

The United Empire were spotted the Dynamite before Double Or Nothing, attacking FTR and Best Friends. However, the members we saw were Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb. A few weeks later, New Japan’s youngest wrestling faction reappeared, but it wasn’t the former IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. Instead, it was the group’s leader himself, returning from a kidney infection: Will Ospreay. Alongside his students, Aussie Open, Will Ospreay will be facing the ROH and AAA Tag Team Champions, FTR, and Trent Beretta on AEW Rampage. This is unique mixture as we see two very different factions cooperate in the name of pushing away this United Empire invasion. See Will Ospreay make his in-ring debut on this week’s AEW Rampage.

A New Team: Singh & Lethal

Jay Lethal is an industry veteran, no doubt. However, he has a new challenge. This week on Rampage, he teams, for the first time, with the imposing Satnam Singh. Can Lethal manage to pull up Singh? While big men in wrestling aren’t anything new, AEW is a brand of wrestling that tends to pride itself on the level of quality it can provide in the ring.

Also, that inevitable match with Samoa Joe has to be expected at some point.

The JAS vs PNP War Continues

The battle between the Proud & Powerful (+ Eddie Kingston) against the Jericho Appreciation Society rages on as we now have our first major one-on-one match between the two groups. After Jake Hager eliminated Kingston in the midst of the Casino Battle Royal during Dynamite, Kingston, enraged as usual, challenged the former World Heavyweight and ECW Champion to a one-on-one match for Rampage, too angry to even obey his TV cues.

The match is scheduled just days before another one-on-one match between the two groups; an even bigger one. Ortiz looks to face Chris Jericho in a massive Hair vs Hair main event on next week’s Dynamite: Road Rager special. It seems that with Santana getting most of the one-on-one love in the wrestling business, including winning a singles championship, Ortiz and Eddie Kingston will be the ones to get first and second crack against the Jericho Appreciation Society en route to the Blood & Guts match.

Two AEW Original Women Clash

The last time Kris Statlander had a televised match, it was a semi-final match in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Despite her loss there to Ruby Soho, the crowd was very much into the now former alien and former Best Friend member. As her attitude shifted into a much more serious one, it seems that fans have taken notice.

She goes head to head with another of AEW’s slow-growing home-grown women in Red Velvet who, ironically enough, also saw a major shift not too long ago on Rampage. During a match with Willow Nightingale, also a part of the Owen Hart Cup (a qualifying match), the AEW original was actually booed over the ROH original. In a very peculiar move, Velvet actually embraced the perceived heel heat, mid-match. Since then, she’s shifted fully into her new role and aligned herself with AEW’s first major women’s faction, The Baddies, alongside Kiera Hogan and the TBS Champion, Jade Cargill.

It will be interesting to see how the crowd reacts to either woman here and see if their momentum continues.

All That And More.

Everyone’s favorite odd pairing in AEW, Hook and Danhausen, takes a break from the action and this week, will instead speak. Plus, hopefully, we get Mark Henry’s usual split-screen interview and his ever-quotable catchphrase. Will anybody else from New Japan appear? All this, and more, is expected on this week’s AEW Rampage.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on AEW Rampage spoilers 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 TBS 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.