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AEW Rampage live results, open thread (June 2, 2023): Championship Friday

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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 10:00pm ET regular start time on TNT.

The latest edition of Rampage comes our way on tape from Viejas Arena in San Diego, California (spoilers are here, if you’re interested - and if you are and choose to discuss them in the comments, please use the spoiler tag).

Tonight’s show features four title matches: AAA Mega Champion El Hijo del Vikingo vs. Dralistico vs. Komander, ROH Pure Champion Katsuyori Shibata vs. Lee Moriarty, NJPW Strong Women’s Champion Willow Nightingale vs. Emi Sakura, and NJPW World TV Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Action Andretti.

Come right back here at 10:00 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!


  • Rampage kicks off with El Hijo del Vikingo defending the AAA Mega Championship against Komander and Dralistico in a three way match. All three men are in the ring and ready to go as the show begins.
  • El Hijo del Vikingo defeats Dralistico and Komander to retain the AAA Mega Championship. Vikingo demonstrates inhuman agility in the early going with a crazy springboard dive to the outside. He follows that up with the implosion hurricanrana, because of course he did. He then tops it off with a phoenix splash on Dralistico, but Komander breaks up the pin attempt. Vikingo gets another near fall on Dralistico heading into the break with a running corkscrew kick. Later in the match, Komander hits the spectacular running rope dive onto both of his opponents on the outside. Vikingo comes back with a reverse corkscrew hurricanrana on Komander. He nails the 630 senton through the table on Komander, and then counters Dralistico’s powerbomb into a roll up for the three count.
  • Jeff Jarrett and his crew are interviewed backstage, upset by the talk that they might be suspended for smashing a guitar over Aubrey Edwards’ head at Double or Nothing. Mark Briscoe shows up and says there will be no suspensions, because he worked out a deal with Tony Khan. Aubrey Edwards then shows up and goes for Karen Jarrett’s throat, forcing AEW officials to break up the ensuing chaos.
  • Zack Sabre Jr. defeats Action Andretti to retain the NJPW World TV championship. ZSJ controls Andretti’s wrist and gets him down on the mat in the early going. Andretti finally breaks the grip and gets in some of his high flying offense. ZSJ recovers and wraps Action up in a body scissors over the rope, tearing at his shoulder. ZSJ continues working over the left arm, but Andretti eventually catches him in a suplex. Andretti nails a hurricanrana on Sabre from a sitting position on the top buckle for a near fall. Sabre is spiked by a reverse hurricanrana. Action hits a split-legged moonsault for a near fall. He goes for one more springboard move, but ZSJ catches his arm and locks him down on the mat. ZSJ applies a grotesque submission on the mat, forcing Andretti to submit.
  • Willow Nightingale defeats Emi Sakura to retain the NJPW Strong women’s championship. Emi controlled things heading into the commercial break, but Willow used her power to get back in the fight. Sakura hits a running crossbody in the corner and a twisting Vader Bomb, but Willow breaks out of the pin attempt. Willow comes back with a low crossbody for a near fall. Both women blast each other with lariats, and they are both down on the mat. Emi puts Willow down with a double underhook driver. Willow pounces Emi and hits the cannonball in the corner. Emi pisses Willow off by slapping her in the face. Nightingale gets fired up and puts her away with the sit-out powerbomb.
  • Katsuyori Shibata defeats Lee Moriarty to retain the ROH Pure championship. Shibata wraps Moriarty up in the early going, forcing Lee to use his first rope break about one minute into the match. Lee stomps Shibata in the corner and takes him down with a dropkick to the knee as we go to break. Lee used his second rope break coming right out of the commercial break when he is trapped in a figure four leglock. Moriarty chops down on the back of Shibata’s head and kicks him in the gut. Shibata turns things around and hits a running dropkick in the corner. Moriarty may have accidentally used his final rope break. Shibata puts him in a sleeper, then hits the PK to put him away for the pin fall victory.
  • Daniel Garcia confronts Shibata after the match. It looks like he wants the ROH Pure title back as Rampage goes off the air.

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