AEW Rampage: Hikaru Shida and Skye Blue beat The Outcasts


Nine days before the biggest show in AEW history, it was announced that 80,846 tickets have been distributed for it. ALL IN  at Wembley Stadium has surpassed WrestleMania 32 in Dallas, Texas.

During Rampage, a promo from former AEW Women’s Champion, Nyla Rose, aired. “Who was here before there was Dynamite? Who is the most dominant former champion? It’s me! I do what I want, when I want to who I want however I want. So if you forgot who I am, let me remind you, the ‘Native Beast’ Nyla Rose.”

Perhaps Rose is angling for a spot on the historic ALL IN card or waiting in the wings to face the winner of the women’s four-way match on that show.

There are five shows left before the biggest show in wrestling. On Rampage, the women once again earned the main event spot (the only show they haven’t made evented since Dynamite 200 was this Wednesday’s episode). Ruby Soho and Toni Storm faced off against Skye Blue and Hikaru Shida. Shida’s title will be on the line at ALL IN against Storm, Saraya, and Britt Baker.

Shida and Blue have spent months battling against The Outcasts and made a good tag team against Soho and Storm. They were prepared for the heels’ shenanigans, particularly from Saraya, who was antagonizing them from the outside.

Shida and Blue were victorious. However, the Outcasts resorted to their regular tactics and attacked their opponents after the bell rang. Multiple referees couldn’t keep them apart. Baker joined in to even things up for the babyfaces. Security joined in to help separate everyone. The women were finally separated when the show went off the air.

Next week on the “Fyter Fest” episode of Dynamite, Blue will face Soho one-on-one (no doubt with Saraya and Storm on the outside). Shida or Baker may get to face off with the rest of the Outcasts on the two remaining shows before ALL IN.

This was a really well-done main event. The women had time to further their story in the ring, keep fans emotionally invested afterward, and get them ready for the biggest women’s match in AEW history. The promo segment with Rose was great, too, as it reminded fans of her contributions to the women’s division and that she is also a cornerstone of the division. Hopefully, this forward movement with the division continues past the upcoming pay-per-views.

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