AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from September 10

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistSeptember 11, 2021

AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from September 10

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    Credit: All Elite Wrestling

    All Elite Wrestling is still riding high from the success of Sunday's All Out pay-per-view, and it was looking to continue building momentum with this week's Rampage.

    After their match was rescheduled from All Out, Pac and Andrade El Idolo finally met for their highly anticipated showdown on Friday's show. 

    Following her debut in Chicago, Ruby Soho made her Rampage debut in a trios match alongside Kris Statlander and Riho against Britt Baker, Rebel and Jamie Hayter.

    We also saw Brian Pillman Jr. battle Max Caster, while Sting and Darby Allin issued a response to Tully Blanchard after the legend called out The Stinger on Wednesday's Dynamite.

    Let's take a look at everything that happened on Friday's show. 

Pac vs. Andrade El Idolo

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    AEW didn't want to waste any time with entrances. As soon as the show started, Pac and Andrade were in the ring as Justin Roberts gave their official introductions.

    El Idolo got the upper hand first, but The Bastard was able to keep the fight competitive. He used his amazing speed and agility to make a quick comeback and hit a huge dive over the top rope to the floor.

    Neither man could maintain control over the other for more than a minute until Andrade spiked Pac on the apron with a DDT. From that point forward, Pac was fighting an uphill battle. 

    El Idolo got a little too confident, and Pac caught him with a hurricanrana from the top rope. He set up for the Black Arrow, but El Idolo had him scouted. Unfortunately, he didn't see The Brutalizer coming. Chavo Guerrero interfered while the ref was distracted, allowing Andrade to steal the win. 

    As they celebrated on the ramp, Andrade attacked Guerrero and left him laying. Apparently, he wanted to win on his own. The Lucha Bros superkicked Guerrero and threw him to Pac for the Brutalizer as the winner watched from the stage. 

    Grade: A-

                                 

    Analysis 

    If Pac and Andrade wanted to make up for missing the PPV, they certainly accomplished that goal with this match. It was non-stop fun from start to finish.

    As two of the best high-flyers in the world, there was a lot of pressure on Pac and Andrade to deliver an exciting match. Thankfully for us, they did that and then some.

    The way both men have control over their bodies during these maneuvers is truly a sight to behold. The finish was dirty, but Andrade is a heel, so it makes sense. Let's hope we see more from these two in the future. 

Rebel, Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker vs. Kris Statlander, Riho and Ruby Soho

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    Baker and Riho started for their teams with a quick exchange of counters and takedown attempts. Statlander tagged in and the woman she almost beat for the women's title took the first opportunity she had to tag out. 

    Hayter came in and started dominating Riho with her size and power advantage. The show cut to a break with Hayter taunting her fallen opponent. 

    Once we returned from a commercial, Soho entered the fray and went to work on the woman she beat on Wednesday night. 

    Statlander showed off her power with a double suplex to Rebel and Hayter. Riho climbed on to her shoulders and hit a double stomp to Rebel, who was covering Baker with her body. Soho came in and used the opportunity to hit her finisher on Rebel for the win. 

    Grade: B-

                                   

    Analysis

    This was a decent match, but it may have had too many moving parts for the amount of time it had. If this had been a two-on-two tag bout, it might have been a bit better.

    Soho, Statlander and Baker have firmly established themselves as three of the most popular women in all of AEW. Putting them in the ring together was smart. The crowd loved it. 

Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Max Caster

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    The third and final match of the night was the bout we saw come together on Dynamite between Pillman of The Varsity Blonds and Caster of The Acclaimed. 

    The son of Flyin' Brian took control early, but after Anthony Bowens pulled him down on the apron while the ref was distracted, Caster was in the driver's seat. 

    Pillman's sister and family were at ringside to cheer him on, but it didn't seem to help as Caster kept finding ways for his partner to get involved in the match. 

    Pillman started to make the babyface comeback in his hometown, but Bowens provided another distraction. Pillman had enough and took out Bowens with a crossbody from the top rope to the floor.

    Caster missed a flying elbow drop and opened the door for Pillman to hit a springboard clothesline for the win. 

    Grade: B-

                             

    Analysis 

    This was a good match full of fundamentals between two of AEW's young up-and-coming superstars. It had a little too much interference at times, but that just made Pillman's win feel more earned.

    Caster and Bowens taking him out after the match only for Jon Moxley to make the save was a nice twist. Griff Garrison seemed like the obvious choice, but Mox sent the crowd home happy.

    This is the kind of Rampage we can expect going forward. It will usually be three decent matches and a few quick interviews mixed in. It's a good game plan for a one-hour show. 

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