AEW Rampage: St. Patrick's Day Slam Results (03/17) - TNT Championship Match, Daniel Garcia Vs. Brody King, Taya Valkyrie Makes In-Ring Debut

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "AEW Rampage: St. Patrick's Day Slam" on March 17, 2023, coming to you from the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada at a special start time of 11:30 PM ET!

Just a little over a week after defeating Wardlow in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to win the TNT Championship on the March 8 episode of "AEW Dynamite" (with a little help from QT Marshall), Powerhouse Hobbs issued an open challenge for his newly won title. Rey Fenix answered the call, and tonight, the pair will collide in Hobbs' first defense.

Daniel Garcia will be going one-on-one with one third of the reigning AEW World Trios Champions, Brody King. The two men met in the ring two days ago on "Dynamite" when they competed for the Trios titles with their respective factions, the Jericho Appreciation Society and House of Black.

Two other members of the J.A.S. will be in action tonight, as "Daddy Magic" Matt Menard and "Cool Hand" Angelo Parker will be taking on former WWE talent The Bollywood Boyz, Menard and Parker have been making attempts as of late to get former AEW World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed to join them and their stablemates, but have been unsuccessful thus far. This ultimately led to a heated encounter between the two teams last week.

Former AAA, MLW, and Impact Wrestling star Taya Valkyrie made her stunning debut in AEW this past Wednesday when she confronted the undefeated Jade Cargill following her TBS Championship match against Nicole Matthews. Tonight, she will be competing in an AEW ring for the first time ever.

We are live! Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Paul Wight greet audiences at home as Rey Fenix and Alex Abrahantes head to the ring. Powerhouse Hobbs and QT Marshall follow.

Powerhouse Hobbs (c) (w/ QT Marshall) vs. Rey Fenix (W/ Alex Abrahantes) for the TNT Championship

The bell rings and the pair stare one another down. Hobbs sends Fenix crashing down into the mat, then pulls him back up. Fenix sends Hobbs over the top rope to the outside, then delivers a pair of tope suicidas and an asai moonsault off the ropes. Hobbs sends Fenix crashing into the barricade, then delivers a right hand and tosses him back into the ring. He then whips Fenix into the corner and delivers a stomp, then follows it up with a vertical suplex.

Back from the break, Hobbs is beating down Fenix on the outside. He drags him back in before Fenix delivers a pair of kicks to his head and a chop. Hobbs plants Fenix, but Fenix manages to deliver a few kicks. He looks to deliver a German suplex, but Hobbs escapes. Fenix sets up for it once again and executes it the second time, then delivers a cutter. Hobbs whips Fenix into the corner, then spinebuster and goes for a pin, but Fenix kicks out. Fenix then delivers a superkick and a splash off the top rope, but Hobbs delivers a second spinebuster and Town Business for the win.

Winner (and still): Powerhouse Hobbs

After the match, Abrahantes gets in Hobbs' face, but Marshall levels him with the Diamond Cutter.

Back from the break, we head to a video from Stu Grayson, who has a stern warning for the Blackpool Combat Club following the events of Wednesday night.

Back at ringside, Taya Valkyrie heads down. Ava Lawless is already waiting inside.

Taya Valkyrie vs. Ava Lawless

The bell rings and Valkyrie sends Lawless crashing into the mat. She delivers a pair of double knees in the corner, then follows it up with a couple of chops and a spear. She then hits the Road to Valhalla for the win.

Winner: Taya Valkyrie

After the match, we see "Smart" Mark Sterling taking notes on the ramp as Jade Cargill and Leila Grey flank him.

We then head to a video of Stokely Hathaway training with Matt Hardy, Ethan Page, and Isiah Kassidy for his match with HOOK this coming Wednesday.

Back at ringside, The Bollywood Boyz head down. "Daddy Magic" Matt Menard and "Cool Hand" Angelo Parker follow.

Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Bollywood Boyz

Parker and Gurv begin the action. The bell rings and Parker rains down right hands. Harv tags in and delivers a back elbow off the top, but Parker rolls out of the ring to take a breather. He gets back inside, then tags in Menard. Menard shoves Harv into the corner, then tags Parker back in. Parker hits a suplex.

Back from the break, Gurv tags in. He delivers a pair of back elbows to the J.A.S., then follows it up with a Russian Leg Sweep to Menard and a chop to Parker. Parker then delivers an elbow drop off Menard's back and follow it up with a double DDT for the win.

Winners: Jericho Appreciation Society

After the match, J.A.S. mocks The Acclaimed by scissoring one another.

We then head to a video of Don Callis greeting Konosuke Takeshita at the airport as he arrives in Winnipeg. 

Back from the break, we head to a video hyping up the match between El Hijo Del Vikingo and Kenny Omega on next Wednesday's "Dynamite". 

We then head to a video of a confrontation between Top Flight and The Gunns. 

Brody King and Julia Hart head to the ring. Daniel Garcia and Chris Jericho follow. 

Daniel Garcia (w/ Chris Jericho) vs. Brody King (w/ Julia Hart)

The bell rings and Garcia immediately rolls out of the ring. He hugs Jericho, but King loses his patience and forces him to get back inside. Garcia delivers a kick, but King delivers a splash in the corner. Garcia fires off several right hands, but King lands a vicious chop. Garcia rolls back to the outside to take a second to recuperate, and King follows him out there. He delivers a second chop, then tosses Garcia into the barricade and executes a third one. He sits him on a chair, then delivers a running crossbody. Garcia delivers a drop toe hold to King that sends him crashing into the ring steps.

Back from the break, King delivers a Boss Man Slam. He then follows it up with a Piledriver and goes for a pin, but Garcia kicks out. King delivers a chop and a cannonball, then goes for a pin but Garcia kicks out. King sets up for a piledriver, but Garcia escapes and delivers several knees, then locks in a Sleeper. King escapes and sends Garcia crashing into the mat, then hits a lariat. Garcia rolls up King, but King kicks out. He then transitions into the Walls of Jericho, but King grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. While Garcia distracts the referee, Jericho hits King with Floyd the Bat. Garcia then locks in an upper body submission, and King fades.

Winner: Daniel Garcia