Tonight’s (Mar. 7) AEW Revolution pay-per-view featured a “Face of the Revolution” ladder match. Six men were vying for the opportunity to climb a ladder and earn a TNT championship match against Darby Allin on this week’s (Mar. 10) episode of Dynamite.
The six men in this ladder match were advertised to be Cody Rhodes, Scorpio Sky, Penta El Zero M, Max Caster, Lance Archer, and a mystery entrant. Naturally, pro wrestling fans have been speculating about the identity of the unknown sixth competitor, who is an entirely different person from the “huge, huge star” that Paul Wight teased will be signing with AEW later tonight.
The ladder match mystery man turned out to be “All Ego” Ethan Page, who has previously competed in Evolve, Ring of Honor, and most recently as a tag team champion in Impact Wrestling.
In what was an obvious reference to Vince McMahon, there was a giant brass ring hanging above the ladder for the six men to try to grab. Of course.
Cody Rhodes was basically wrestling with one arm here, as a result of his recent shoulder injury and dealing with Shaquille O’Neal just a few days ago on Dynamite. Late in the match, Lance Archer superplexed Cody off the ladder, and then Caster followed up with a huge elbow drop on Cody for good measure.
Archer went crazy slam dunking human bodies all over the ring. He then ended Max Caster’s night with a Black Out on the ladder.
With everyone wiped out, Archer climbed up the ladder to grab the brass ring, but Ethan Page stopped him with a low blow and a Razor’s Edge. That didn’t sit well with Jake Roberts, who nailed Page with a short-arm clothesline.
Penta and Cody then took their turn teasing a ladder climb. There was an ugly Cody Cutter somewhere in there, but Penta came back with a brutal chair shot on Cody’s weakened arm.
Scorpio Sky crawled into the ring and then took Penta out with the chair. Sky and Rhodes climbed to the top of the ladder, inches away from the giant brass ring. The arm injury was too much for Cody to withstand, and Sky knocked him off the ladder.
Scorpio Sky then grabbed the brass ring, becoming the Face of the Revolution. He will challenge Darby Allin for the TNT championship on this week’s Dynamite.
Keep up on everything that happens tonight at Revolution in our live blog.