Preview: AEW Rampage Card (9/30/22)

AEW Rampage Card graphic

It’s an interesting AEW Rampage card this week as starting next week, the show will be live for several weeks straight and it follows the two-hour Grand Slam special. We continue at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Their third time running the venue, their last time here saw them celebrate the 2 year Dynamite anniversary. It was the show where Hangman Adam Page made his return after paternity leave to win the Casino Ladder Match to challenge then-Champion Kenny Omega at Full Gear.

AEW Rampage Card Preview

It’s Another 3 Way For The Tag Titles

It kind of feels like AAA where every major Tag Team title defense seems to be a 3 Way match. This time, it’s the new Tag Team Champions, Anthony Bowens and Max Caster with ‘Daddy Ass’ Billy Gunn defending the titles against two teams that used to compose the Hardy Family Office in Private Party and Butcher & Blade.

This match comes after said former Hardy Family Office members bickered backstage alongside the man that ‘bought’ the Hardy Family Office, Andrade. While it feels like a somewhat thrown-together match, the participants can very well make for a very fun match as we have the showmen on the peak of their popularity in the form of The Acclaimed facing off against the fast-paced and very energetic team of Private Party and the imposing bodywork of Butcher and the Blade.

We can complain about the over-abundance of these 3 Way title defenses, but at the very least, they do deliver the action.

El Ingobernable vs El Hungee

The efforts of La Faccion Ingobernable to recruit Preston ’10’ Vance finally brings the action to the ring as we see the former 2x Ring Of Honor World Champion take on the former CZW World Champion, John Silver. The Dark Order has not taken kindly to Jose The Assistant’s repeated attempts to lure Peston Vance away with ‘ol’ Johnny Hungee’ being the loudest about it.

If given the chance, it can be an interesting sight to see John Silver try to come from behind against the usually quick and brutal ‘Arena Mexico Rudo’ style of Rush that would be typical of him there on Fridays. The two now clash in the rather fitting town of Philadelphia. One has to ask what Preston Vance thinks of all this. Does he actually take these offers seriously? Or is he as adamant as the rest of his group?

Willow Smile Again

Sadly, it seems Jamie Hayter has bounced back to being by the side of Dr. Britt Baker as the seeming spear counterpart story to MJF and Wardlow continues. As she bounces back after the loss at All Out, she takes on the always positive and always beloved Willow Nightingale.

The former Woman Of Honor never dampens the crowd despite her defeats as they always love to cheer her. To the point that her last notable match turned Red Velvet heel from sheer crowd reaction. So, if AEW insists on keeping Jamie Hayter in that role, it’s about as good a job as they can do there.

Can Willow impress yet again? Can Jamie Hayter overcome going against the crowd’s desire to see her turn on Britt Baker? Let’s find out.

Read More: AEW Dynamite Ratings, Viewership and Demo (9/28/22): Nothing Like Losing to the Weather Channel

Firm vs Fire

Lee Moriarty will see his first televised match as a member of Stokely Hathaway’s Firm stable on Rampage, as he takes on Fuego Del Sol. Del Sol on the other hand has had to overcome a few injuries and while not addressed, also the heel turn of his best friend, Sammy Guevara. Something that has seemingly left our favorite masked Alabama native in limbo for some time now.

All that is scheduled for the AEW Rampage card tonight, as well as a “word” from the current FTW Champion, Hook. We’ll see where things go after his defense against Angelo Parker at All Out’s Zero Hour and following victory next to rapper Action Bronson over Parker and Matt Menard at Grand Slam last week. All that and more, tonight on AEW Rampage.

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 important 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. In addition, AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday.