AEW Rampage: Red Velvet sets her sights on Jade Cargill


On the final AEW Rampage of the year, Jade Cargill faced former Baddie, Kiera Hogan. Hogan was unceremoniously kicked out for apparently no reason upon Red Velvet’s return.

Three weeks ago, Cargill and the Baddies faced Hogan, Skye Blue, and Madison Rayne. While they got the victory, Jade wouldn’t let Red Velvet tag her. She would eventually tag herself in and get win. Velvet was clearly not happy with her.

During the match on Rampage, Leila Grey had Hogan with her arms pinned behind her in order to set Cargill up to attack her. Before she could, Velvet grabbed the champ’s arm to stop her. It let Hogan get back in the ring and get in some offense on Cargill. There were moments where it looked like Hogan may actually be the first one to hand the champ her first loss.

In the end, Cargill was able to move to 46-0. Velvet left immediately following the match and it took a couple moments for Cargill to realize she was gone and she seemed confused that Velvet didn’t fall in line. They’ll have to coexist next week as they’ll take on Hogan and Blue next week on Dynamite.

Hogan looked strong, even in defeat. She made a woman who hasn’t been beaten look like she could be at any moment. Cargill isn’t as bulletproof as she’s appeared since joining AEW. It’s only a matter of time before Cargill is handed her first loss.

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January 5th (the day after the first Dynamite of 2023) will mark one year that Cargill has been TBS Champion. She sits at four wins away from 50. AEW Battle of the Belts is live after Rampage next Friday. BOTB has usually had one title change on every show. It’s possible that Cargill loses there, but it wouldn’t make sense for her to come this close to 50 consecutive singles wins to not hit that milestone.

Cargill vs. Velvet could happen at BOTB. Revolution is in March next year (instead of February), so she could potentially hold the title until then and maybe look towards 55 wins. Velvet just earned her 30th win on Dark this past Tuesday. She missed several months of TV, so they could use the next couple of months to build her up and have a (re)match at Revolution.

Could Velvet be the one to end both Cargill’s title reign and her undefeated streak?