This week’s edition of Rampage featured a notable match between Chris Jericho and Matt Sydal, following a segment on Dynamite. Despite their history, the match lacked the usual animosity between opponents. Sydal expressed that Jericho needed to face someone who had beaten him before to reclaim what he was missing.
The first match showcased entrances rather than starting with the competitors already in the ring. While the bout lacked some energy at points, Jericho ultimately secured the win with the Judas Effect, earning a grade of B-.
The second match featured tag team specialists Anthony Henry and Penta El Zero Miedo in a singles bout. Despite the expected outcome, both wrestlers made it feel competitive, with Penta securing the win using a package piledriver. The match received a grade of B-.
Kris Statlander faced Queen Aminata in another match, where Statlander, usually enjoying a height and power advantage, found herself in a more evenly matched contest. Statlander secured the win after a back-and-forth exchange, and the match earned a grade of B.
The main event showcased Darby Allin facing Jeff Hardy in only their second singles match. The unconventional and high-risk styles of both wrestlers were on display, with Allin ultimately securing the win with a Jackknife cover. The match received a grade of B+. Hardy refused a handshake after the match, adding a surprising twist to the conclusion.
Notable moments included the crowd singing along to Jericho’s entrance music, Sydal making the Liontamer look painful, and Willow Nightingale accusing Stokely of canceling her flight to keep her and Statlander apart. Overall, the episode provided a mix of entertaining matches and unexpected moments.