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AEW Rampage New Year’s Smash live results, open thread (Dec. 29, 2023): Chris Jericho speaks

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Rampage, airing tonight at its 10 pm ET regular start time on TNT.

The Dec. 29 New Year’s Smash edition of Rampage comes our way on tape from Addition Financial Center in Orlando, Florida (spoilers are here, if you’re interested - and if you are and choose to discuss them in the comments, please use the spoiler tag).

Advertised for tonight: Chris Jericho will address his 8-man tag team match at Worlds End and the return of Sammy Guevara to AEW.

Also on the card: Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta & Rocky Romero vs. Top Flight & Action Andretti in a trios match, Ruby Soho vs. Marina Shafir, ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta vs. Matt Sydal, and more!

Come right back here at 10 pm ET when Rampage kicks off on TNT. We’ll update the post with everything that happens on the show below the line.

Enjoy the show!


AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS FOR DEC. 29

  • Chris Jericho makes his entrance for an in-ring promo to hype up his 8-man tag team match at Worlds End. Jericho says Sting called him months ago after they fought against each other in a tag match, and said he respects Jericho and will have his back. That’s why he showed up on Dynamite to help Jericho deal with the Don Callis Family.
  • Chris moves on to the return of Sammy Guevara, who he calls down to the ring for a face-to-face chat. Jericho asks Guevara why he turned on him. Sammy says he felt like Chris was holding him back from achieving more in AEW, when he should have instead pointed the finger at himself. He’s a changed man after becoming a father and apologizes to Jericho. Chris apologizes as well for his past behavior. He says he’s always believed in Sammy and always will. After Worlds End is over, Jericho asks if Sammy will be his partner for the guarenteed shot at the AEW World Tag Team Titles. Sammy accepts, and they hug it out to officially reunite Le Sex Gods.
  • Daniel Garcia and Matt Menard are interviewed backstage by Renee Paquette. They are sick of House of Black thinking they can walk all over them. They are going to fight back and get their revenge.
  • Ruby Soho defeats Marina Shafir. Saraya and Harley Cameron are ringside for Ruby, while Nyla Rose is ringside for Marina. Nyla and Saraya get into at ringside at one point, which leads to Nyla chasing Saraya through the crowd. That leaves Harley Cameron ringside. She distracts Marina, which opens the door for Ruby to roll her up from behind for the three count.
  • Big Bill, Ricky Starks, and the Don Callis Family cut a promo backstage saying they are going to whip Jericho’s team’s ass at Worlds End.
  • Willow Nightingale and Kris Statlander are interviewed backstage. Willow denies Stokely’s accusation that she’s been talking shit about Kris. Stokely shows up and talks Kris into agreeing to a friendly match with Willow at Worlds End. It’s made official.
  • Wheeler Yuta defeats Matt Sydal to retain the ROH Pure Championship. Danhausen shows up afterwards with a mic. He claims to be a ROH legend and appoints himself as the 4th judge for this match. He accuses Yuta of being a cheater and says he is disqualified. Wheeler responds by attacking him and telling Danhausen to kiss his ass. HOOK comes out for the save, and Yuta runs away.
  • Action Andretti & Top Flight defeat Orange Cassidy, Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta. The finish saw Trent hit Action with a release German suplex from the top rope. Orange Cassidy took out Darius with an Orange Punch, but Dante Martin countered the next one. Dante then caught Romero out of mid-air and hit his finisher for the three count.
  • That’s the end of the show, folks!

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