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AEW Rampage: Holiday Bash 2022 Preview For December 23rd


On Wednesday night, AEW was back in San Antonio, TX for DYNAMITE: HOLIDAY BASH 2022, highlighted by a tremendous Women's World Championship match that saw Jamie Hayter retain over Hikaru Shida, The Elite survive the No Disqualification Match against Death Triangle to put their Best of 7 Series at 3-2 in favor of the World Trios Champions, and “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson was confronted by “All Ego” Ethan Page!



In addition, The Gunn's managed to sneak one over on FTR in their tag team bout, Jon Moxley took on a very game Darius Martin, plus Samoa Joe had a message for Wardlow ahead of their clash at DYNAMITE: NEW YEAR'S SMASH 2022 in Colorado and “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry felt the wrath of Stokely Hathaway's crew!


As the holiday season continues, RAMPAGE: HOLIDAY BASH 2022 comes to the AEW faithful this Friday night with the $300,000 Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Battle Royale, a huge tag team grudge match with Lethal & Jarrett against Bowens & Gunn, and Jade Cargill offering a TBS Championship Eliminator opportunity to someone. The action kicks off at 10pm ET/9pm CT and on AEWPlus.com for our international fans, so be sure to visit to the official AEW YouTube channel beforehand to catch-up on the week's action thus far with DYNAMITE highlights, as well as the latest episodes of AEW DARK: ELEVATION, AEW DARK, and the CONTROL CENTER with Tony Schiavone!


$300,000 THREE KINGS CHRISTMAS CASINO TRIOS ROYALE...

AR Fox & Top Flight (Dante Martin & Darius Martin), Ari Daivari & Varsity Athletes (Josh Woods & Tony Nese), Best Friends (Chuck Taylor, Orange Cassidy, Trent), BCC (Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta), Dark Order (Alex Reynolds, Evil Uno, & John Silver), Kip Sabian & The Butcher/The Blade, LFI( Dralistico, Preston Vance, Rush), & Spanish Announce Project (Angelico, Luther, & Serpentico)


Who doesn't like a nice bonus right before the holidays? How does $300,000 split three ways sound? Well for these eight teams, it sounds like a great idea as they'll battle it out this Friday night on RAMPAGE in the first-ever $300,000 Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Royale! There are plenty of issues wrapped up in this one with twenty-four men involved (twenty-five if you count Hangman Page after that talk with Dark Order), and they all make for one highly combustible situation, with some gasoline thrown on fire in the form of that $300K.

The rules are simple: eliminations occur when both feet touch the floor after going over the top rope and a team is still in contention as long as there's one member of the trio left competing. Who will take home the prize this Friday night with only two more sleeps 'til Christmas?


TBS CHAMPIONSHIP ELIMINATOR MATCH...


With January 5th just around the corner, Jade Cargill is fast approaching her one-year mark as the TBS Champion and she's already made history by successfully defending the championship a record 15 times! That's more defenses than any champion in AEW history, across all divisions, and Cargill hasn't even hit that one year yet!


With that in mind, just as she did on the 12/20 edition of DARK, Jade will be giving another woman an opportunity to earn a future TBS Championship match! But as is the case with Jade's every match, there is so much more at stake than just the championship implications, there is also the possibility of going down in history as the woman to end Jade's undefeated streak. Heading into RAMPAGE: HOLIDAY BASH 2022, she stands at 44 wins, 40 of them in singles competition, and with victories over women like Anna Jay, Willow Nightingale, Julia Hart, Athena, Madison Rayne, and Nyla Rose.

Who will be the next potential challenger to step-up and try to make a name for themselves? Tune into TNT this Friday night to see who answers the call!


THE MAD KING SPEAKS...



Three weeks ago on RAMPAGE, The House of Black laid waste to everyone standing in the aftermath of Orange Cassidy and QT Marshall's All-Atlantic Championship match. During the course of that chaos, Brody King and Buddy Matthews attempted to hit Dante's Inferno on Ortiz but were stopped by Malakai Black, and in turn subjected Serpentico to their wrath.


It was a strange moment, watching Malakai save someone from violence rather than encourage it, and it certainly left Ortiz a bit befuddled as well, and in the weeks since, the AEW faithful have continued to watch The House of Black destroy anyone in AEW who has been in their path, just ask The Factory:



So with all that in his mind, Eddie Kingston will be in the house on Friday night to get a little something off his chest, and when “The Mad King” speaks, everyone best listen.


WAR DOG UNLEASHED...


TNT & ROH World TV Champion Samoa Joe has a date with former TNT Champion Wardlow this coming Wednesday on DYNAMITE: NEW YEAR'S SMASH 2022, and ahead of that, after the words Joe shared with the AEW faithful during HOLIDAY BASH 2022, we will hear from “Mr. Mayhem” himself this Friday night during RAMPAGE! Wardlow is chomping at the bit to get his hands on Joe after being betrayed by his WarJoe partner, and then robbed of the TNT Championship at FULL GEAR 2022, but he's going to have to wait a few more days. Until then, he will have to settle for speaking his piece...

TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH...

Anthony Bowens & Billy Gunn vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett


Last week, Jeff Jarrett used that trusty guitar of his to crack Max Caster across the skull, and now one-half of the AEW World Tag Team Champions is not cleared for in-ring competition on RAMPAGE. But thankfully The Acclaimed have got friends, and one friend in particular who is always ready to join the fight. That's why this Friday night it will be “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn and Anthony Bowens who head into tag team battle with Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal!


Just as Lethal and Jarrett have a history that's bonded them, Jarrett and Gunn have been foes on numerous occasions throughout their hall of fame careers! Now their rivalry comes to a new stage here in All Elite Wrestling when these four men collide in tag team action in the main event of RAMPAGE: HOLIDAY BASH 2022! Will we have ourselves a Scissor Party in San Antonio just in time for Christmas?



San Antonio, TX was rocking for AEW DYNAMITE on Wednesday, and they are ready to go for RAMPAGE: HOLIDAY BASH 2022 this Friday at 10pm ET/9pm CT, and on AEWPlus.com and it all starts with the $300,000 Three Kings Christmas Casino Trios Battle Royale! Plus we've got a TBS Championship Eliminator Match, “The Mad King” in the house, and the Lethal/Jarrett/Bowens/Daddy Ass tag team grudge match in the main event! Get prepared for the fights with a visit to the official AEW YouTube channel for DYNAMITE highlights, as well as episodes of AEW DARK: ELEVATION, AEW DARK, and the CONTROL CENTER with Tony Schiavone!



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