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3 Big Takeaways from AEW Rampage - Jan 27, 2023

Updated: Apr 1

It was another action-filled episode of AEW Rampage, as Hangman Page took on Wheeler Yuta, Powerhouse Hobbs continued to his winning ways and much more on a fantastic Friday night

This week's episode of AEW Rampage featured a title match and plenty of turmoil, as Tony Khan & Company continue to keep the pedal to the metal.

It's been a fast start to the new year for All Elite Wrestling, and their fan base has responded. Lots of moving parts and plenty of in-ring action have been the signature of the promotion in recent weeks, and they're beginning to look a lot more like they did in their initial days. Perhaps a new 'golden era' of AEW is upon us.

While that may be overstating it a bit, it's been pretty evident that things are starting to normalize for the company after a pretty weird 2022. They've righted the ship enough to get back to what's important: The stories and the outcomes. Right now, most of the booking makes sense and everything is moving at a sensible pace. Especially for a company whose next major event isn't for several weeks.

With that in mind, let's take a look at three big factors that helped make this Friday's AEW Rampage an overall success:

#1 - Hangman Adam Page defeated Wheeler Yuta in a solid match that set the pace for the entire show

Lots of action in this one, and it also furthered the Page vs. Jon Moxley storyline. Yuta, as a member of the Blackpool Combat Club, stepped in for his sidelined teammate, and he battled the Hangman valiantly in defeat.

For Page, this means another (possibly final) showdown with Mox next week on Dynamite. There are clues that there might be some mutual respect brewing between the two competitors, leading many observers to speculate that they may eventually team together. Where that would leave Moxley's status in the BBC is hard to tell. Perhaps he would leave, tag separately with Page, or maybe even try to recruit his rival to the group.