Welcome to Wrestling Inc’s live coverage of AEW Rampage, which airs every Friday at 10 pm EST on TNT. Be sure to chime in on your thoughts about tonight’s show in the comments section below. Additionally, share our live coverage through social media. Make sure to click the REFRESH button to continue to get the most current up-to-date coverage. Above and below is what’s on tonight’s agenda for Rampage:

Commentators Excalibur, Ricky Starks, Chris Jericho and Taz welcome fans to Rampage! We kick things off with the very first opening-round match in the World Title Eliminator Tournament! 

World Title Eliminator Tournament Commences: Orange Cassidy (w/Chuck Taylor) vs. Powerhouse Hobbs (w/Hook)

Orange Cassidy ducks out of the corner in time before Powerhouse Hobbs charges at him. Cassidy turns around to a Lou Thesz press from Hobbs. Hobbs rains down a flurry of punches and hooks the leg on Cassidy. Freshly Squeeze powers out at two. Hobbs continues to rough Cassidy up with two strong slams. Matt Hardy is loving every minute of this as he watches at ringside. Hobbs flattens Cassidy just as we head to picture-in-picture.

Picture-In-Picture: Hobbs maintains his punishment on poor Cassidy throughout the 90-second break. We head back to full screen.

Back from the break, Hobbs hammer throws Cassidy into the corner. Hobbs hoists Cassidy up on his shoulders and shakes him up a bit with a torture rack. Cassidy slips out the side and stacks Hobbs up with an inside cradle. Hobbs traps Cassidy in the corner. The referee tries to get Hobbs to back up. Hobbs literally picks the ref up and moves him out of his way. Just as Hobbs and the ref are arguing, Cassidy swoops in and stacks him up again. Cassidy is now heading to the semifinals!

Winner: Orange Cassidy

– The World Title Eliminator Tournament will continue tomorrow night with Lance Archer vs. Eddie Kingston and Dustin Rhodes vs. Bryan Danielson. Next week, the opening round matches will conclude with Jon Moxley vs. Dark Order’s “10.”

– The AEW World Tag Team Champion Penta El Zero M makes his way down to the ring to get interviewed by Tony Schiavone. Before Penta can say anything, the new AAA World Tag Team Champions FTR and Tully Blanchard blindly ambush him. PAC runs out to make the save. FTR and Blanchard clear out of the ring. PAC will be in singles action later tonight.

Up next, the AEW World Women’s Championship is on the line!

AEW World Women’s Championship: Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. (c) (w/Rebel &Jamie Hayter) vs. Anna Jay

Both women lock horns. Dr. Britt Baker forces Anna Jay up against the ropes. Anna tees off on the champ. Britt looks for her Lockjaw, but Anna tries to reverse it into her Queen Slayer. Britt evades and drops Anna to the mat with a hammerlock turned wrist lock. Anna cracks a thunderous kick to break it up. Anna goes crashing into the turnbuckle just before the commercial break.

Welcome back! Britt whips up a brutal back fist. Britt thinks that’s it. Cover. Anna kicks out. Britt looks straight into the camera and mouths, “two?” Britt grabs her signature glove from Rebel. Britt turns around and eats a dropkick. Anna looks for a cover. Britt powers out. Anna floats over and locks in a choke. Jamie Hayter hops up on the apron to create a distraction. It works. Hayter goes tumbling down and Jay locks in another choke. Baker looks like she’s starting to fade. She grasps the bottom rope in time.

Baker seals this thing by officially locking in her lockjaw signature. Anna taps out. Dr. Britt Baker remains the AEW Women’s Champion!

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. 

Post-Match: Britt Baker puts Anna Jay back in the lock. Tay Conti storms out to save her friend. Baker leaves her title in the ring, and Conti holds the belt high.

TBS Women’s Championship Bracket Announcement:

The bracket has arrived!

As announced by Tony Khan, four of these competitors will receive a first-round bye. Those are:

* Thunder Rosa

* Jade Cargill

* Nyla Rosa

* Kris Statlander

Tomorrow night, Penelope Ford and Ruby Soho will commence this tournament.

And now, the main event!

PAC vs. Andrade El Idolo II (All Additional Parties Banned From Ringside)

Andrade El Idolo runs straight into a vicious kick from PAC. PAC continues to carry his offense with a perfect German suplex and moonsault to the outside. Heading back into the ring, PAC evades a double knee assault from Andrade. PAC slows things down with a tight chin lock on The Idol. PAC’s speed deceives him as he eats a high kick and springboard corkscrew plancha! Their action continues on picture-in-picture!

Picture-In-Picture: Andrade sends PAC back into the ring and goes for a pin. PAC leaps free at two. Andrade holds PAC down on the mat with a firm headlock. PAC goes crashing to the outside. Andrade continues the onslaught in hopes he’ll take a count-out victory. PAC sprints into the ring just before the count ends. Now, we head back to full-screen coverage.

Andrade sends PAC for a ride with the Three Amigos. The fans let out a massive “Eddie” chant. Andrade was looking for a slingshot double kick, but PAC escaped. Andrade crashes and burns to the outside. PAC takes to the skies with a beautiful moonsault! PAC heads to the top again with a snapmare/cutter combo, hoping this is all he needs to win this thing. Cover. 1-2, Andrade kicks out!

Both men battle it out on the apron. Andrade achieves the advantage with a spinning inverted facelock elbow drop to escape off the apron. Andrade starts to climb the ropes. PAC drops him straight on his family jewels. PAC sends Andrade crashing with an avalanche brainbuster!! PAC stuns Andrade with a perfect thrust kick and poison rana! After a tangle, PAC puts Andrade in a crucifix pin. Just as the third count is made, the lights go out. Once the lights turn back on, Malakai Black is standing in the ring!

Cody Rhodes charges in and takes it to Black before they square off in their trilogy match tomorrow night.

Winner: PAC

That concludes this week’s Rampage. Thanks for watching!

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