AEW Rampage Results: December 23 Winners, Ratings, Reactions & Highlights

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AEW Rampage Results: December 23 Winners, Ratings, Reactions & Highlights

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    Friday lineup.AEW

    Welcome to Bleacher Report’s coverage and recap of AEW Rampage Holiday Bash on December 23.

    A huge battle royal was held this week involving Trios, and one interesting inclusion was BCC’s Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, and Wheeler Yuta.

    We also saw Billy Gunn team up with Anthony Bowens to take on Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal, and Jade Cargill battle Vertvixen.

    We also headed in from Wardlow, Eddie Kingston and Ortiz. Let’s take a look at what happened during Friday’s show.

The longest matching name in history

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    AEW Battle Royale Trios.

    AEW Battle Royale Trios.AEW

    The Holiday Bash edition of Rampage opened with the great battle royale trios. Eight teams competed for a briefcase filled with $300,000 in cash.

    As soon as the bell rang, all hell broke loose. It was almost impossible to follow everything that was going on with so many bodies flying around at once, especially since some people immediately took the fight out of the ring.

    The eliminations came quickly and seemingly randomly, which is normal in a battle royale. It had some fun moments, but it was also a bit of a mess. The camera didn’t always capture the important moments because there were so many different people doing things at the same time.

    Having a late entry into the match certainly helped AR Fox and Top Flight. They came in fresh and ended up winning it all by last eliminating Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli, but had a little help from Adam Page when he ganked Mox.

    Winners: AR Fox and Top Flight

    Qualification: c+

    Notable moments and observations

  • Having some teams start in the ring while others entered later seemed like an odd decision. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for the order of the participants.
  • House of Black not being in this match felt bad at first, but they better not be there if they weren’t going to win.
  • It’s good to see Angelico again. He hasn’t had much TV time this year.
  • Moxley tried to kick Evil Uno out of the ring, but went too low.
  • The elimination of Tony Nese was one of the highlights of the entire match.

Jade Cargill vs. Vertvixen

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    Jade Cargill and Vertvixen.

    Jade Cargill and Vertvixen.AEW

    Ortiz and Eddie Kingston had a promo that was interrupted by House of Black before we got the next match between Jade Cargill and Vertvixen.

    This was Vertvixen’s first match in Rampage, but she’s had over a dozen matches in AEW Dark and Elevation, so she’s no stranger to the ring.

    The Baddies frontwoman easily took control as soon as the match began and maintained her dominance throughout the commercial break. This match was given more time than most Jade matches, but much of it took place during that break.

    Cargill continues to show improvements and gain confidence in his abilities, but there are still some moves that he hesitates with from time to time. The champion scored the win to extend her winning streak to 45-0.

    Winner: Jade Cargill

    Qualification: C.

    Notable moments and observations

  • Since the TBS title is like a television championship, it seems like it should be on the line in every game, especially since Cargill is going to win anyway.
  • It’s easy to miss how big Vertvixen is because Cargill is so big too. In most situations, she would be the aggressor.

Anthony Bowens and Billy Gunn vs. Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal

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    Bowens, Gunn, Jarrett, and Lethal.

    Bowens, Gunn, Jarrett, and Lethal.AEW

    Max Caster did not participate this week, so Bowens and Gunn teamed up this week to take on the team known as Triple J, consisting of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett.

    Gunn and Jarrett have worked together in WWE, TNA and now AEW, so their history runs deep despite not having had any big fights together.

    Bowens and Lethal began with a furious exchange of blows before the two veterans took their turn in the ring.

    This was a fun tag match that was mainly carried by Lethal and Bowens. Double J and Daddy Ass had some good moments, but it was Lethal who won by hitting Gunn with his finisher.

    Winners: Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett

    Qualification: B.

    Notable moments and observations

  • Gunn acknowledged his past history with Jarrett during the pregame promo was a good continuation. One of the best things AEW has done since its inception is acknowledge history outside of the company.
  • Looks like Lethal has been hitting the gym. He has put on a little more muscle.
  • Lethal Injection is one of those moves that looks awesome or horrible depending on how well it hits it. This one looked pretty good.

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