4 Ups & 2 Downs From AEW Rampage (Sept 29 - Results & Review)

Saraya gets a new challenger; The Hardys come through; AEW fails to hype WrestleDream.

Eddie Kingston

The message behind Sunday's WrestleDream show is particularly touching (it'll mark the one year anniversary of NJPW founder Antonio Inoki's passing and will open with a 10 bell salute to the man), but it'd be a lie to say it's a must-see pay-per-view on paper. Of course, All Out surprised many by following the Wembley Stadium card with aplomb, so maybe that's unfair.

One thing isn't unfair though: Rampage did a shoddy job of selling WrestleDream's poignancy.

Despite that, you'll spot more 'Ups' and 'Downs' here. The women's main event clicked, an opening Trios Title match was likely better than Sunday's has any hope of being, and Eddie Kingston got to showcase more of why he's absolutely loving life at the tail end of 2023.

Tony Khan even managed to slip in some not-so-subtle build towards a coming ROH World Title scorcher by booking a short backstage promo on Friday. Any longtime Honor fans watching the show would've appreciated that one, and it's a match many will certainly be looking forward to.

Here's all the good and bad from All Elite's latest slice.

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