“Royal” Rampage to determine new #1 contender for AEW title

Jun 30, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

Friday’s Rampage will feature a battle royal spread over two rings where the winner will receive a title shot against Jon Moxley.

The 20-men competing will be Brody King, Dante Martin, Darby Allin, Dustin Rhodes, Frankie Kazarian, Hangman Page, John Silver, Keith Lee, Konosuke Takeshita, Matt Hardy, Max Caster, Orange Cassidy, Penta Oscuro, Powerhouse Hobbs, Ricky Starks, Rush, The Blade, The Butcher, Tony Nese, and Swerve Strickland.

The show is being called Royal Rampage and since it was taped following Dynamite, AEW will be making use of the two rings which were already set up for Blood & Guts.

5 Responses

  1. art123guy says:

    Anyone else miss the days when battle royals were special and not shown every week?

  2. RJ Ace says:

    @Art123guy – Honestly battle royals have always sucked and been boring AF. The Royal Rumble is usually pretty good. WCW World War 3 was unique at least having 3 rings and 60 guys. But random battle royals to determine title contenders is lazy booking and both major companies do them way too much 🤦‍♂️

  3. Luke says:

    @Art123guy
    I do, in a major way.

    @RJ Ace
    Back in the day (damn I’m old…) we rarely got something on TV besides jobber matches. Match quality didn’t matter, we just wanted to see non-jobbers in the ring at the same time and nothing offered more of that than battle royals. That’s also why everyone loved the Survivor Series. Hell, we got excited for jobber vs. jobber matches.

    Now you can just as well go participant number 9 instead of watching one…

  4. art123guy says:

    @Luke–EXACTLY! You’d sit on the edge of your seat because you would see guys who had never been in the ring together. Would they fight? Would they team up to eliminate someone? Today, we’ve seen everyone face everyone so it’s no big deal to see everyone in the ring together.

  5. What? says:

    Plus, for battle royals done for a title shot, out of however many participants there’s only a small handful that you know have a realistic chance of winning. Seriously, does anyone think we’re going to see Moxley vs. Brody King or The Blade anytime soon? Ooh, watch out for dark horse Tony Nese…

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