AEW Rampage 9/1/23 Results: A Look at the Matches and Final Thoughts
All Out is in 48 hours and AEW is going to have to do some work building the show up. The recent episode of AEW Rampage, which aired on September 1, 2023, featured several matches that aimed to set the stage for the upcoming pay-per-view event. Let’s take a closer look at the matches and share some final thoughts on the show.
Match #1: Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Battle Royal
The night kicked off with a battle royal to determine the number one contenders for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. The teams started on the outside and had to work their way into the ring before being eligible for elimination. While the full list of participants wasn’t revealed, we saw some exciting moments and eliminations throughout the match.
The Dark Order emerged as the winners of the battle royal, securing their shot at the ROH World Tag Team Championship. The match received a rating of **, as these types of battle royals can be convoluted, but it was a quick and decent opener.
Match #2: Kip Sabian & Gringo Loco vs. Nick Wayne & El Hijo del Vikingo
Kip Sabian and Gringo Loco faced off against Nick Wayne and El Hijo del Vikingo in a tag team match. The match showcased the high-flying abilities of both Vikingo and Wayne, with impressive moves and sequences that had the crowd on their feet.
Nick Wayne and El Hijo del Vikingo emerged victorious, securing a win with their dynamic teamwork. The match received a rating of **1/2, as it delivered some exciting moments despite its relatively short duration.
Match #3: Hangman Page vs. Bryan Keith
Hangman Page took on Bryan Keith in a singles match. Both competitors displayed their hard-hitting styles, exchanging chops and impactful moves throughout the match.
Hangman Page ultimately emerged as the winner, hitting his signature move, the Buckshot, to secure the victory. The match received a rating of NR, indicating that it was not rated.
Match #4: Skye Blue & Willow Nightingale vs. Taya Valkyrie & Anna Jay
Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale teamed up to face Taya Valkyrie and Anna Jay in a tag team match. The match featured some back-and-forth action, with each team showcasing their skills in the ring.
Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale secured the win, with Blue delivering a Code Blue to Anna Jay for the pinfall victory. The match received a rating of **1/2, as it provided some entertaining moments but felt somewhat thrown together.
Overall, the go-home edition of AEW Rampage had its ups and downs. The tag team battle royal was a decent opener, and it was great to see Hangman Page in action. However, the show felt like a collection of matches for the sake of matches, with some odd pairings.
Despite the challenges faced by AEW due to the hurricane, travel, and Punk/Jack Perry situations, the company managed to put together a passable episode of Rampage. The show received a rating of 5.5/10.
Make sure to tune in to All Out and see how AEW continues to build its storylines and deliver exciting matches.