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CMLL invasion - AEW Rampage review 02/02


Welcome to this weeks episode of AEW Rampage. 4 matches and an 8 man tag main event. Let's kick things off with our opening contest.




MATCH 1: “PRIVATE PARTY” MARQ QUEN AND ISIAH KASSIDY VS. “TOP FLIGHT” DANTE MARTIN AND DARIUS MARTIN


Quen and Darius kick things off for their teams and we start things quick and wild which is just what we expected. Dante tags in and applies a wristlock on Quen. Darius is tagged as the brothers try for a double-team attempt. It backfires as Quen pulls off a double dropkick to tag in Isiah. Darius gets in a tag to Dante, who delivers repeated flying forearm strikes to Isaiah. Dante with a crossbody for a near fall. Darius is tagged as the brothers try again for another double team, but Isiah fights them off. Isiah kicks Darius and follows up with a spinning DDT. Quen is tagged as he delivers a flying back moonsault for a near fall. Darius with a tope between the ropes onto Isiah. Dante, with a spinning spike slam on Quen and this one is all over.



Here is your Winner:Top Flight 




Decent opener. Another win for top flight so I expect to see them getting a tag team title shot now with the ranking system back in. This match was fast paced and a good watch. Two great young teams that AEW have here.



MATCH 2: BIG BILL & RICKY STARKS VS JOHN SILVER & ALEX REYNOLDS


big Bill is tagged as he delivers multiple big body splashes on Silver and Reynolds. Big Bill is fired up as he delivers heavy right hands to Reynolds before giving a big boot to Evil Uno, who drops on the apron. Action spills to the outside, where Dark Order sends Bill face-first into the steel post. Reynolds kicks Bill in the face twice before taking a black hole slam. Ricky is tagged as he fires off clotheslines and scoop slams on Silver. A hip attack follows as Reynolds gets a kick to the midsection before walking the ropes. Evil UNO trips the leg of Starks as Starks immediately slides out of the ring and Uno receives a spear. Back In the ring, Starks sets up Silver for the Roshambo for the victory.



Here is your Winner:Big Bill & Ricky Starks 




Nice title defense with predictable outcome. Glorified squash in my eyes. I’m intrigued for the tag titles atm. Sting and Darby challenge next and they’re unbeaten as a team. Will be interesting to see how this one goes.




MATCH 3 :QUEEN AMINATA VS WILLOW NIGHTINGALE


A collar and elbow tie-up begins this one. Willow manages to get headlock control before Aminata reverses the hold. Willow reverses it and connects with the shoulder tackle. Aminata gets a rollup for a near fall. Willow with a diving crossbody from the ropes for a two count. Willow with a couple of short lariats as she takes to the top for a dropkick. Aminata retreats to the floor to end up sweeping the legs of Willow, who was looking for a senton. Aminata comes in with a kick to the face and a cover but kick out at 2. Aminata with a headbutt to Willow, followed by a German Suplex. Aminata missed a hip attack as no one was home. Willow with a cannonball, followed by a Death Valley driver for a kickout. Willow lands a powerbomb to follow up and this one is all over.



Here is your Winner:Willow 




Aminata continues impressing me but still she continues to lose. Fans will soon get a bit fed up of this. She has talent but is a glorified jobber atm.



MATCH 4: MATT SYDAL, CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, MATT MENARD, ANGELO PARKER VS CMLL’S MISTICO, MASCARA DORADO, HECHICERO, VOLADOR JR


Dorado and Sydal begin this one, where we see fast reversals before Daniels and Mistico are tagged. Daniels with an arm drag as Mistico comes back with a nice crossbody. It’s not enough to go for a cover as Mistico sends Daniels out of the ring. Daniels comes back in and is sent into the corner. Dorado, with a running shooting star press on Sydal before Daniels is tagged. The two men trade chops before Dorado gets a back-heel trip. Parker and Menard double team on Dorado as Sydal gets in a cover for the kick out. Sydal wrenching up Dorado in a bow & arrow stretch. Hechincero is tagged and lays in heavy shots on Daniels. He goes over the ropes to apply a sleeper on Daniels and a flying clothesline from the top rope. Everyone gets in the ring now to trade off kicks as Daniels gets in a flatliner on Hechincero before all the men get in and it’s chaos. Daniels tries for the angel’s wings on Hechincero, but it’s to no avail as Hechincero gets in a roll up and this one is all over.



Here is your Winner:Team CMLL


Absolute chaos. Only one team winning this one. Team CMLL will now head off to face the BCC.

Thanks for joining me this week. See you all tomorrow for Collision.


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