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AEW Rampage live results, open thread (June 23, 2023): MJF’s first appearance

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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 Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois (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 AEW World Champion MJF’s first ever appearance on Rampage.

Also on the card: Swerve Strickland & United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher) vs. CHAOS (Rocky Romero, Best Friends, YOH), Jungle Boy vs. DOUKI, Skye Blue vs. Anna Jay in the Owen Hart tournament, Daddy Ass & The Acclaimed in action, we’ll hear from Adam Cole, and more!

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 Swerve Strickland & United Empire (Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher) vs. CHAOS (Rocky Romero, Trent Beretta, Chuck Taylor, YOH), with all eight men already at ringside and ready to fight.
  • Swerve Strickland & United Empire defeat CHAOS. Things broke down late in the match with the all eight wrestlers doing spots and the ref having no control. United Empire clears the ring of the Best Friends and Romero, then triple team YOH in the ring. Ospreat puts YOH away with the Hidden Blade.
  • Toni Storm cuts a promo on Willow Nightingale, hyping up their AEW women’s world championship match at Forbidden Door.
  • Adam Cole makes his entrance and heads down to the ring. MJF’s music hits before Cole can do the “Bay Bay” shtick with the fans. MJF appears on the ramp and thanks Cole for giving him the confidence to accept the match with Tanahashi at Forbidden Door. MJF says he returned the favor by talking to Tony Khan and booking Cole in a match at Forbidden Door against Filthy Tom Lawlor. Just as he says that, Lawlor and Royce Isaacs storm the ring and attack Cole from behind. MJF says he’ll make the save, but he’s taking his sweet time. Lawlor and Isaacs run away after doing their damage, and that’s when MJF finally enters the ring for the very late and non-existent save.
  • Daddy Ass & The Acclaimed make their entrance. Max Caster raps about Hunter Biden. Scissor me, Daddy Ass!
  • Daddy Ass & The Acclaimed defeat three jobbers in a trios match. The match begins with three-way scissoring. Bowens then hits the Scissor Me Timbers. Caster puts the jobber away with the Mic Drop top rope elbow.
  • QTV’s Harley Cameron comes out after the match and enters the ring with Daddy Ass & The Acclaimed. The crowd heavily boos as she eventually breaks out into song. Ass cuts her off. She then asks her masked dancers to enter the ring and back her up while she’s rapping. She flirts with Bowens during the rap. Bowens cuts her off and says he’s gay and not interested. The crowd applauds him for that one. QT Marshall and Aaron Solo come out and talk trash on the fans and the babyfaces in the ring. Bowens and Caster run down to go after them on the ramp. Daddy Ass is alone in the ring while one of the backup dancers removes his costume, revealing that it’s actually Johnny TV (fka John Morrison). He lays out Daddy Ass and is the newest member of QTV.
  • Swerve Strickland cuts a promo on Tanahashi ahead of their match on Collision.
  • Next up is Skye Blue vs. Anna Jay in the first round of the Owen Hart tournament.
  • Skye Blue defeats Anna Jay to advance in the Owen Hart tournament. Jay has the advantage early on after some ringside distractions and antics from Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ang. Blue gets back in it later in the fight, hitting Jay with a running knee. One more distraction from Cool hand allows Jay to put on the Queenslayer choke over the ropes, but Blue uses the ropes to break the hold. Jay hits a backstabber, but Skye won’t stay down for the three count. Jay locks in the Queenslayer again. Blue uses her forward momentum to toss Jay face first into the lower buckle, breaking the hold. Blue takes advantage and uses Code Blue to get the pin fall win.
  • There’s a hype video / promo package for CM Punk’s 8-man tag match on Collision.
  • Mark Henry throws to a video hyping up the main event match of Jungle Boy vs. DOUKI.
  • Jungle Boy defeats DOUKI. Jungle Boy is alone for this match, with HOOK nowhere to be seen. DOUKI hits a running double stomp on Boy late in the match. Jungle comes back with a double underhook Tiger Driver for a near fall. Boy clears off a table at ringside and gets it ready to use. DOUKI slips through his grip, leaving Boy staggering in front of the table. DOUKI goes up top and hits a senton on Boy through the table.The crowd chants Holy DOUKI. DOUKI hits a brainbuster inside the ring for a very near fall, with the crowd chanting for DOUKI. DOUKI hits a DDT for another near fall. Jungle comes back with a superkick, poisonrana, and elbow strike from behind. Boy is heavily booed. Boy locks in Sanada’s submission finisher for the win.
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Sanada comes out after the match. He enters the ring with the gold over his shoulder. Sanada and Boy are face-to-face. Sanada raises his belt up in the air and then leaves the ring as Rampage goes off the air.

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