AEW Rampage Results (05/05) - Firm Deletion Match, Mark Briscoe Vs. Preston Vance, Jade Cargill In Action

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "AEW Rampage" on May 5, 2023, coming to you from the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland at a special start time of 6:30 PM ET!

After months of animosity, The Hardys, Isiah Kassidy, and FTW Champion HOOK will collide with The Firm in a Firm Deletion Match at The Hardy Compound. The issues between the two parties have been well documented, with Matt Hardy and Kassidy having been trapped in a contract with The Firm for several months before deciding they had enough.


Preston Vance hasn't been seen in an AEW ring since coming up short to Konosuke Takeshita on the March 10 episode of "Rampage". Tonight, he will be making his return as he collides with Mark Briscoe. Mark has been racking up wins in both singles and tag team competition over the past few months against the likes of The Varsity Athletes, The Firm, and Jay Lethal.

El Hijo del Vikingo will be joining forces with reigning ROH World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers to take on the trio of QT Marshall, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Aaron Solo. Penta El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix, and Vikingo will surely be looking for retribution tonight after Hobbs (with some help from Marshall and Solo) eliminated them from the Tres de Mayo Trios Battle Royale this past Wednesday on "AEW Dynamite".


Additionally, TBS Champion Jade Cargill will be in action against an opponent who has yet to be named. Cargill's most recent match occurred on the April 26 edition of " Dynamite", during which she successfully retained her title against longtime foe Taya Valkyrie to bring her undefeated streak up to 56-0.

We are live! Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Excalibur greet audiences at home as El Hijo del Vikingo, The Lucha Brothers, QT Marshall, Powerhouse Hobbs and Aaron Solo are all waiting in the ring.

El Hijo del Vikingo and The Lucha Brothers (w/ Alex Abrahantes) vs. QT Marshall, Powerhouse Hobbs and Aaron Solo (w/ Harley Cameron)

Marshall and Vikingo begin the action. The bell rings and Marshall mocks Vikingo. Vikingo responds with a springboard dropkick and a pair of enziguris, then ascends to the top and delivers an Implosion Hurricanrana. Solo and Fenix tag in. The pair exchange chops before Solo fires off a few forearms. Fenix delivers a springboard arm drag and a kick to Solo's head, then looks to lock in a knee bar. Solo escapes and tags in Hobbs. Penta tags in on his side and delivers a crossbody off the top, then hits his signature pose. He sets up for Fear Factor, but Hobbs escapes. Penta manages to deliver a thrust kick, but Hobbs delivers a clothesline. Fenix and Vikingo try to level Hobbs, but Hobbs takes them down with a forearm and a powerbomb respectively. He then delivers a delayed vertical suplex to Penta. Marshall tags in and delivers a right hand to Penta's midsection on the outside, then sends him colliding with the ring post.


Back from the break, Hobbs tags in and delivers a clothesline to Penta. Solo tags in and Penta catches him with a sling blade. Hobbs tries to interfere, but Penta delivers a kick to his head. Marshall, Solo, and Hobbs end up on the outside before The Lucha Brothers and Vikingo level them all with tope suicidas. Vikingo then ascends to the top and hits a moonsault before Penta plants Fenix on top of Solo.

Fenix (who is now legal) ends up on the apron with Solo. Solo gets Fenix back in the ring, where Hobbs and Marshall are waiting for him with a splash in the corner and a pop-up uppercut. Solo then delivers the diving foot stomps and goes for a pin, but both Penta and Vikingo break the fall. Solo looks for a suplex, but Fenix fights his way out. Vikingo makes the blind tag and Marshall catches him with a right hand, but Vikingo delivers a Canadian Destroyer on the apron and gets him onto a table that has been set up. He looks to fly, but Cameron pulls Marshall off the table. Vikingo then delivers a German suplex to Solo before The Lucha Brothers deliver a Diving Double Foot Stomp-Package Piledriver combination for the win.


Winners: El Hijo del Vikingo and The Lucha Brothers

Back from the break, we head backstage to Lexy Nair outside Chris Jericho's dressing room. Nair says Jericho has requested time to speak, and knocks on the door. Jericho asks who it is, and Nair announces it's her. He asks if she's alone, and Nair responds yes. Jericho then opens the door and says due to Adam Cole's attack on Wednesday night, he is taking extra steps to make sure they won't be in the same building.

Back at ringside, Jade Cargill heads down. Gia Scott is already waiting inside. 

Jade Cargill (w/ Mark Sterling and Leila Grey) vs. Gia Scott

The bell rings and Cargill delivers a boot to Scott's midsection. Cargill then sends Scott crashing into the mat, then delivers a pump kick and Jaded for the win.

Winner: Jade Cargill

After the match. Leila Grey and "Smart" Mark Sterling join Cargill in the ring to celebrate her undefeated streak.


Back at ringside, Mark Briscoe heads to the ring. Preston Vance is already waiting inside. 

Mark Briscoe vs. Preston Vance (w/ Jose The Assistant)

The bell rings and Mark delivers a forearm that sends Vance tumbling to the outside. Vance rips up the signs that Mark's kids brought to the match, and an angered Mark levels Vance with a Blockbuster off the apron. He then delivers a chop and grabs a chair from under the ring. He sits Vance on it and ascends to the top before he goes flying. Vance ducks out of the way at the last second, and Mark is sent crashing into the chair. Vance sends Mark repeatedly crashing into the barricade and gloats.


Back from the break, Vance locks in a Full Nelson on Mark. Mark escapes and delivers a German suplex, but Vance responds with one of his own and follows it up with a rolling elbow. Mark hits a dropkick before the two go back and forth with forearms. Vance eventually gains the upper hand and delivers a knee to Mark's midsection, but Mark manages to deliver a lariat and a splash in the corner. He then delivers a flatliner and goes for a pin, but Vance kicks out. Briscoe then sets up for J-Driller, but Vance escapes and delivers a discus lariat. Mark rolls out of the ring to avoid being pinned, and Vance follows him. He tosses him back inside, then grabs a chair from under the ring. The referee catches him with a chair, and Vance drops it before delivering a spear through the middle rope to Mark. Jose slides a chair in the ring, but the referee catches him doing so. This allows Vance to deliver a low blow while the referee is distracted by Jose. Vance goes for a pin, but Mark kicks out. He sends Vance to the outside, then sets up the chair in the ring and goes flying. He takes a shot at Jose, then gets in the ring and delivers a high running boot. He follows it up with the J-Driller for the win.


Winner: Mark Briscoe

After the match, Mark's family gets in the ring and celebrates with him.

The Hardys, Isiah Kassidy, and HOOK vs. The Firm in a Firm Deletion Match

Back from the break, we see The Firm pull up at The Hardy Compound. They ask where The Hardys are, and Page destroys the mailbox. Suddenly, the gates open and Vanguard 1 appears with a message from Matt Hardy to welcome The Firm to their deletion. Suddenly, The Firm travels through time to The Hardy Compound at night. The Hardys, HOOK, and Isiah Kassidy appear and begin shooting fireworks at The Firm. The Hardys, HOOK, and Kassidy then begin to beat down The Firm. Bill levels Kassidy and Jeff, but Jeff sends Bill crashing into a tree. Kassidy jumps Bill after he tosses Jeff into a tree, but Bill gets him off of his back. Bill then sends Kassidy repeatedly crashing into a tree, then delivers a chokeslam.


Meanwhile, Matt delivers a snap suplex to Page and goes for a pin, but kicks out. Matt sets up for Twist of Fate, but Page rains down right hands. Jeff hits Bill with a branch, then uses a different one to lock in a modified crossface. Bill fades, and we then head over to Hathaway. Maxel and Wolfie appear in a mini car and look to run over Hathaway, but Hathaway is able to roll out of the way.

Inside the ring, Matt delivers a Side Effect to Page and sets up for Twist of Fate. Page escapes and delivers a big boot. HOOK then tosses Moriarty into the ring and delivers a clothesline. Matt throws Page into a set of stairs as Hathaway gets in the ring and tries jumping HOOK. HOOK sees him coming and plants him as Page sets up for Twist of Fate on the outside. Matt escapes and sends Page crashing into the ring post. Matt then gets inside the ring with Page, and Page gets him up on his shoulders. He sends him crashing through a table.


Page and Hardy continue to brawl in the ring before Bill appears and hits Matt with a chair. We head over to Hathaway taking a seat. Gothic Baby appears before him, and Reby Hardy then shows up. Senor Benjamin then tases him. The rest of Matt's kids appear and begin to beat Hathaway down. We then head back outside, where Page pours gas onto Matt and Jeff. Kassidy appears on the nearby roof and delivers a Swanton Bomb to everyone. Hathaway is thrown in the ring by Reby. Reby then delivers a Twist of Fate before Maxel ascends to the top and delivers a Swanton Bomb. Kassidy then gets Bill on a table outside and delivers a leg drop off a ladder set up next to it.

Page is beating down Hardy in the ring. Jeff, Kassidy, and HOOK join him. Page finds himself surrounded, and Matt says this is all his fault. HOOK delivers a suplex to him and Kassidy tosses him over to Matt. Matt tells Page they could've been great friends, then lands a Twist of Fate. Jeff ascends to the top and delivers a Swanton Bomb. Matt then pins Page for the win.

Winners: The Hardys, Isiah Kassidy and HOOK