This new episode of AEW Rampage opens this Friday August 04, 2023 from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida. Keith Lee, Jeff, Matt Hardy, Kip Sabian, The Blade & The Butcher are already in the ring for the first meeting of the evening.
Keith Lee, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy (w/Brother Zay & Ethan Page) defeated Kip Sabian (w/Penelope Ford), The Blade & The Butcher, via pinfall.
Lee chokeslams Kip then tags with Jeff for his Swanton Bomb and a final pinfall for the win.
A vignette from The Kingdom airs, in which Matt Taven and Mike Bennett talk about their long history with Adam Cole in ROH and claim that they’ve always been there for him and that Cole was also a best man at Mike’s wedding. But where is he now that they need him?
Behind the scenes in a promo facing the camera, the Young Bucks announce that they have decided to leave the three matches aside to refocus on the team matches. They are interrupted by Jeff and Matt Hardy, who challenge them to a match. The Bucks accept and the meeting will take place next week at AEW Dynamite.
Anna Jay (w/Matt Menard & Angelo Parker) defeated Skye Blue, via submission.
Parker and Menard distract the referee and Blu to allow Jay to regain the advantage and perform his Queen Slayer to knock out his opponent.
TBS Champion Kris Statlander is interviewed by Renee Paquette, who sits on her shoulders as she performs squats, while talking to Mercedes Martinez.
In the parking lot, Paul White and Tony Schiavone announce that Lucha Brothers will face the winners of the Parking Lot Fight which will take place in a few minutes
Swerve Strickland & AR Fox (w/Prince Nana) defeated Logan Cruz & Tyshaun Perez, via pinfall.
Strickland manages to land a Brain Buster on Cruz then Fox makes a 450 splash for the final fall and win the victory quickly and without great difficulty against the local competitors.
A new edition of QTV airs, in which Johnny TV throws an Open Challenge against anyone.
A promo from Prince Nana, Big Bill, and Brian Cage airs, in which the latter address AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR, whom they will face tomorrow at AEW Collision.
Parking Lot Fight: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley & Claudio Castagnoli) defeated Best Friends (Trent Beretta & Chuck Taylor), via pinfall.
Wheeler Yuta intervenes during the fight, as does AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy who arrives at the edge of Sue’s car, Trent’s mother. The BCC take advantage and destroy the vehicle, after Sue is kicked out of the car by Castagnoli.
In conclusion, Mox plants a stomp on Trent, who crashes his skull against the windshield. Mox continues to destroy the car, Yuta beats up Cassidy, while Castagnoli pins Trent for the final count and the win. The famous BCC and AEW Rampage make the antenna.