AEW Rampage Preview for September 15, 2023
This Friday night on RAMPAGE, TBS Champion Kris Statlander will go one-on-one with Jade Cargill, a rematch from their DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2023 altercation that crowed Stat the new champion! Plus Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett will team up with The Butcher & The Blade to face the quartet of The Lucha Brothers and The Hardys, AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed will be in action, and two teams of former ROH World Tag Champs will lock horns when Matt Sydal & Christopher Daniels take on The Kingdom of Matt Taven & Mike Bennett!
The matches begins at 10pm ET/9pm CT on TNT, as well as at AEWPlus.com for our international audiences, so visit the official AEW YouTube channel ahead of time for highlights from this week's DYNAMITE, as well as previous episodes of RAMPAGE and COLLISION, plus THE CONTROL CENTER, and much, much more!
TBS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH...
Kris Statlander(c) vs. Jade Cargill (w/ “Smart” Mark Sterling)
At DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2023, after then-TBS Champion Jade Cargill defeated Taya Valkyrie, a rather braggadocious Mark Sterling told the world that Jade would continue to defeat any challengers, even right that very second after having turned away Taya's challenge.
It was that moment that Kris Statlander, after 9 months away recovering from injury, returned to the AEW stage and not only snapped the record-setting undefeated streak of Cargill's, but also her record-setting 508 day reign as TBS Champion, and it took just fifty seconds. Not blind to the optics of her actions, Statlander knew it wasn't the ideal way to win a championship, sliding into that spot right after the champion had gone through one match, and that's why she left the door open for Jade to come get her rematch any time. So while Statlander continued building her legacy as TBS Champion, amassing 11 title defenses as of her victory over Robyn Renegade last Saturday, Jade did her own thing away from All Elite Wrestling, leaving many wondering if she would come back for that rematch Statlander laid out on the table back in May.
Well this past Saturday the answer finally came when, as Statlander was on the receiving end of a Renegade Sisters beating, Jade made her return to AEW to save the very woman who ended her epic run. Though it seemed a moment of letting bygones be bygones, the good will lasted only seconds as Cargill dropped Statlander with her signature Jaded maneuver. It was pretty clear what Cargill had come back to AEW for, and the fans did not have to wait long to find out when they'd get the match!
This Friday night on RAMPAGE, Kris Statlander will step into the ring with Jade Cargill and while the TBS Championship will be at stake, it's a bit more than that on the line! This is also the night Statlander can either prove her victory over Jade wasn't just a result of Cargill being worn our from her Taya title defense or show the world that she can't beat Jade when the playing field is level. For Jade that is in play as well; perhaps she needs to validate to herself that Statlander's victory was the fluke she believed it to be when it took place, Jade needs to know that when all else is equal, she is the better woman just as she was for 60 matches prior.
-The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) and The Hardys (Jeff & Matt)
Jay Lethal, Jeff Jarrett, The Blade, & The Butcher
-The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal
-AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed in action!
This Friday night on RAMPAGE Jade Cargill comes back to reclaim the TBS Championship from Kris Statlander, the woman who dethroned her at DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2023 four months ago! Plus, AEW World Trios Champions The Acclaimed will be in action, there's a huge 8-man tag on tap, and we've got a battle of two former ROH World Tag Team Championship teams in The Kingdom versus Christopher Daniels & Matt Sydal! The action gets underway at 10pm ET/9pm CT on TNT, as well as at AEWPlus.com for our international audiences, so visit the official AEW YouTube channel ahead of time for highlights from this week's DYNAMITE, as well as previous episodes of RAMPAGE and COLLISION, plus THE CONTROL CENTER, and much, much more!