Last night, the AEW IMPACT wrestling promotion sent shockwaves through the wrestling world when they unveiled their new Suplex Machine Taz to the world! This former ECW legend will be alongside Absolute Ricky Starks and Excalibur in our commentary booth for all of AEW’s primetime Friday Night Double Feature events, starting with this year’s inaugural AEW RAMPAGE: Grand Slam! The show itself was stacked with awesome matches and memorable moments.
Highlights From Last Night
If you weren’t able to catch AEW’s inaugural pay-per-view, you really missed out. There were so many great moments at last night’s event that it’s tough to narrow down which ones are worth highlighting. Luckily, I have friends in high places that have given me access to camera footage not seen by the masses. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite highlights from last night’s PPV…
The Absolute Ricky Starks showed up and absolutely delivered for his first ever televised match!
The best way to show how good he is would be for him to feud with someone like The Dark Angel Christopher Daniels.
Could you imagine those two going at it?!
Taz said on commentary after the match that he felt like he was watching Ric Flair back in 1991. That might be high praise, but I’ll go along with it if Flair considers Starks as good as himself back then – maybe even better! Here’s hoping we see Ricky come into his own and continue rising through AEW ranks.
Quotes From Last Night
The Human Suplex Machine Taz had to pull himself away from his bag of chocolate covered donuts to commentate last night. Here’s what he had to say about that tremendous main event, “You just watched one hell of a masterpiece take place. It’s unbelievable. I mean, these guys are unbelievable. This is pro wrestling at its finest.”
Excalibur told us how much he enjoyed AEW’s biggest night yet, “Welcome to spectacular Night Two of AEW’s inaugural Grand Slam Week and not only is it historic but also unbelievably fantastic!”
Last night’s main event did take place in New York City which makes tonight’s bout extra special. The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels vs. PAC for an opportunity at Omega for The Double or Nothing Championship!
Twitter Reactions To Last Night
So many of you took to Twitter last night to react in real time. You were ALL OVER THE PLACE with your thoughts, emotions, and opinions. The only way I could possibly do justice to that is if I just listed a bunch of Tweets in a section below. Here you go !
On AEW World Championship Match –
Corey Hollis (@corey_hollis) August 10, 2019 And now, back to our show… *falls off chair* #RAMPAGE2019 @AndrewEto95 vs @WWENeckday #GrandSlam @AndrewEto95 it’s not often an underdog can win but here we are! By far Eto’s best match since his debut against Punishment Martinez. It can’t be any clearer now who AEW should have their champion.
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