AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Live Grades, Reaction, Highlights From Jan. 5

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Rampage. AEWWillow Nightingale and Kris Statlander vs. Local Talents

Willow and Stat had a match against two local talents named Kennedi Hardcastle and Notorious Mimi. Stokely Hathaway gave Statlander a big introduction but did not do the same for Willow. This wasn’t as quick as a lot of squash matches, but it was definitely still a squash. Willow and Stat scored an easy win.

Grade: Kris Statlander and Willow Nightingale defeated the local talents

Anna Jay vs. Hikaru Shida

The second women’s match of the night featured Jay and Shida competing in singles action. During a backstage segment, Jay indicated she wants to do this on her own instead of having Daddy Magic and Angelo Parker by her side. Harley Cameron whispered an offer in Parker’s ear that interested her.

Shida ended up getting the win in a decent performance, but there was one big mistake that took the wins out of their sails.

At one point, Jay rolled Shida over into a pin and the ref clearly pulled his hand up from counting the three long before Shida kicked out. It was obvious that Shida kicked out late.

Result: Hikaru Shida defeated Anna Jay

Notable Moments and Observations

Hardcastle’s real last name is Copeland, which is hilarious because Adam Copeland used to go by the name Sexton Hardcastle before signing with WWE. Mimi trained at the Monster Factory and has had previous appearances in Ring of Honor and on AEW Dark and Elevation. Jay opted for much brighter gear than she usually wears, which might be a sign of a potential babyface turn. Or it might be nothing. We overthink things sometimes, especially when it comes to wrestling. 


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