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[Rampage Spoilers] Finish to PAC vs. Andrade El Idolo and Aftermath

[Rampage Spoilers] Finish to PAC vs. Andrade El Idolo and Aftermath

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zachdawizard

Arn pulling a Clint Eastwood from Gran Torino


Patjay

I love me a good "scary old man" gimmick


OG_Bill_Brasky

Ol Uncle Arn


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

Get off my lawn


zachdawizard

i’m all down for a Gran Torino style of Arn teaching The Nightmare Factory how to work hard


markymark09090

They basically had a Rocky montage of him training Cody


CloudyWolf85

Correction: GIT OFF MAH LAWN.


ChuckZombie

Correction: GIT OFF MAH ~~LAWN~~ SPAHT. (For those who don't know the reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8f_mjKBJH0)


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ring_rust

AJ maybe, but both are outstanding.


MarkyLosChe

X-Division Nash


subcow

The Great Khali.


joeentendu

Cesaro’s gotta be up there


stretch_muffler

Eddie was best of all time but I agree PAC is great. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIifRBwR79w&t=336s](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIifRBwR79w&t=336s)


deknegt1990

That was absolutely gorgeous. Made DDP look like a million bucks with one sell.


EverythingEvil1217

Unbelievable. Eddie somehow freezes for a split second before that drop. RIP to an absolute legend.


homegrowncone

Eddie did this a lot. He had an uncanny ability to position himself perfectly at the apex so that he seemed to be suspended in air for a moment that was always amazing.


rockpuma

John Morrison?


KennyOmegasBurner

Tbf it's easier to be so fluid when you're the moistest man alive


BR_Nukz

Ricochet? Well, I wouldnt say one is better than the other, but theyre both up there.


BlueRibbon998

Black/PAC feud next? LET'S GO!


TheEdFather

Their match at the NXT UK Championship tournament where Black made his debut was an out of nowhere banger with a snug 8 minute length. Add in a storyline, give them 15 minutes and you have a classic to stick on PPV.


cooljammer00

That photo of PAC and Black on the staircase, and then they never worked in the same place again. Until now.


TheEdFather

Yep. Life finds a way, and wrestling does too. I'm excited.


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Dude, would be so good!


Styles_Clash

Will Black bring in more guys to counteract the Lucha Bros? A Sumerian Death Squad/Legion hybrid in the House of Black???


DojoBrother

gotta be Brody King's time


Sdub4

Whatever happened to Michael Dante?


detourne

Andrade/Cody then? Can't wait for Cody's next Homelander promo!


el_sh33p

He paraded patriotism against a brown British dude, now he can do it against a Mexican immigrant! (Cody is a good guy, don't get me wrong, but holy shit that is some tone deaf storytelling.)


analwound

Is that not the point of his character? Tone deaf, hero of his own story all that


DaveMacDuck

I feel that's the long run of run of character. He's the hero of his own story but the villian to everyone around him


braincloud215

HOUSE OF BLACK VS DEATH TRIANGLE LETS FUCKING GO


VagrantShadow

Lets get it on!!! Color vs Shape! Shit is about to get real!


hiddenstuff

Just call it an Alabama Shakes match


Cult_of_62

If we can get NJPW's Chaos over then we can have a Color vs Shape vs State triple threat to boot.


PM_UR_FAV_COMPLIMENT

You mean to tell me PAC had his arm hammerlocked, and he *still* reversed into a flash pin? Actually, yeah, that tracks. Good for him, glad to see PAC getting the win and some momentum.


Sofaboy90

it clearly seems to be going into a best of 3 direction similar to pac vs hangman or jericho vs orange cassidy. this made it just a bit predictable for me that PAC is gonna win this one. but dude, i dont think anybody is going to complain about that, these are two main eventers, two of the best in ring guys in the world, such a joy to watch these two and also get some time thanks to the rampage format. i really love rampage.


BR_Nukz

Fuck it, make em do a best of 7. I'd watch the fuck out of that.


Riskar

I keep having to tell myself this isn't WWE. Anytime someone mentions best of 7, I figure they'll end up as a tag team


SeanWonder

I'm not so sure. With the PPV coming up and them being 1-1 now I can see them holding off on number 3 for a while and build toward Cody vs Andrade and PAC vs Malakai after the Cody/Malakai match tomorrow


DaveMacDuck

I felt watching it that the ppv match was going to end up a 4 way or one of those forced team tags. To long play the stories and switch out feuds


Thirdstar1

The Chemistry Pac and Andrade have is actually wild. Damn near everything they did looked perfect. Is this there 2nd time touching or did they wrestle a lot of matches idk about?


cassieloveseffie

The thing I love about their matches is that you never know what is going to happen. Counters and come backs come out of nowhere. Counters are countered preemptively.


VScWayne

Dude they were hard-reading each other, their chemistry is unreal.


Cathousechicken

What does hard-reading mean?


micksandals

A read is when you predict their move and do something to counter it. A hard-read is the same thing, but with a higher risk and higher reward move. One that will only pay off if you're spot on, and will blow up in your face if you're not. It's a video fighting game term. I think, OP might have meant something else entirely.


Cathousechicken

Thank you.


Cube_

guessing correctly what someone was going to do before they even indicated they were going to do it. Taken from the fighting game community where it wasn't invented but it became popular terminology for when one player pre-emptively counters an opponents attacks before they've even input the command for it.


Cathousechicken

Thank you!


__blackstar

I think the commentators also felt that the way they talked during that match


GenericLuchador

I think both guys are just as good as you can get at wrestling. They're both on that level 99 type shit.


Jreynold

That blocked kick into a back elbow was so slick


rivalrobot

Absolutely love when Andrade busts that out. It looks slick as hell and 50 times more impactful than the Judas Effect.


danosky

I had never seen Andrade before AEW. Now I've become a fan. The man is unreal (and so is PAC). Music is a banger, the man looks like a million bucks and the way he moves does not match his size. That tornillo twist he does from the second rope to the outside is gymnast level.


SmoothRide

If the tie breaker match isn't an hour long iron man match then AEW has fucked up


StoneGoldX

Tie breaker is a body building pose-off.


Squirrel_Plumbers

PAC just stands there menacingly


94Baker

An entire episode of Rampage just for this match would be dope


subcow

If this was WWE their contract signing would take up half an episode.


danosky

I can certainly live with this.


barnesk9

*Dario Cueto voice * ALL NIGHT LONG!!!!


Marc_Quill

It's funny hearing Jericho cheer for Cody, given their feud in AEW Dynamite's early days.


DHA1999

It's the outcome to what MJF can do to someone.


whodyt

We need Jericho’s Aunt’s friend’s thoughts


Luciaquenya

I am finding it hard to listen to him, he doesn't nearly do enough exposition.....


Cookiethegoat

Just a couple of nxt champs and Cody


real-darkph0enix1

Couple of NXT champs, one who is married to the woman who used to manage the other.


SeanWonder

I'm sure she was quite happy to see this tonight. Wish she was still managing him


guntanksinspace

They were a fun pair tbh.


SeanWonder

They were incredible together. Absolute money


MarkyLosChe

I hear she's an absolute Queen


xSGAx

YKTFV


santiagosheldon-

We’re rocking with Cody cause he’s rocking with us


pmIfNeedOrWantToTalk

Love the guy, but really surprised he was getting cheered for a change!


SGTFragged

On Sammy's Vlog is a bit of the post show. I get the feeling that the fans still like Cody as a person, but aren't a fan of Cody as a character right now 🤷‍♂️


Devmax1868

He's a wrestler who does an overwhelmingly 80s southern wrestling style. From the way his feuds are booked to the way he works his matches. It makes complete sense for him to be booed in NYC and cheered in the South. Also, you cannot discount that Florida is the Rhodes home territory. Dusty was a god there for many years and the show was in Miami.


Flakbeard_down

I audibly said "WWE" at the spot. LOVED IT.


Fearless-Structure88

Nice to see 3 former NXT champ in the same ring


Sage24601

And Cody Rhodes was there too.


302born

Who?


Yung_Emo_Girl

some mark that looks like Son Of Fuego (Fuego II)


__blackstar

Cant wait for his debut


MewMatic

I wish it didn't take me so long to realize why Malakai and Andrade are friends. I'm hyped to see them team more.


Pizza711

Ok I'm having a dumb moment. Why are they friends? Is it the former nxt champ thing?


MewMatic

Malakai is married to Zelina Vega. Zelina and Andrade is obvious.


Pizza711

Omg. Thats good. Wow I feel dumb lol. All aboard the Andrade and Black train!


Random_Hero1989

There was also an episode of Ride Along with Zelina and Andrade, she called up Malakai at some point and when they said goodbye Malakai just said I love you to Andrade Andrade of course replied with "I love me too baby"


CommBrigg

This. They are really close friends irl


zorbiburst

>Andrade of course replied with "I love me too baby" Everything about Andrade does it for me and I hate this


CalgaryMadePunk

Excuse me sir, but you dropped my jaw. Could you help me pick it up?


embanot

its too bad Zelina went back to WWE. She, Andrade and Black could have made an awesome trios/stable in AEW


danosky

She went back to WWE and gave up her Twitch to work with her husband. Then her husband gets future endeavored. That's a douchebag move from WWE if I ever saw one.


dontskipnine

Like two weeks or a month after even. Dude was even starting a new program. Absolutely cold blooded.


SeanWonder

Love that they played into that even tho she's not there(yet). Awesome nod for those that know


Styles_Clash

The Zelina connection is obvious. But I like more of the subtle cultural references here. Andrade's current gimmick has at times been described as having the swag of a cartel boss. The occult has often been tied with cartel culture and its members. I know that's not what AEW was going for, but I like how wrestling can reflect real life. It also implies that Andrade is getting desperate in besting PAC and had to sink low in calling out Malakai.


LaLa1234imunoriginal

> The Zelina connection is obvious. I follow wrestling a fair bit but I totally missed that one, I'm also not really up to date on who is married to who unless it's always being posted about. But yeah I didn't know why Malakai came out to backup Andrade but I loved it anyway, and now that I know it's more fun.


FuzzyWuzzyMooMoo

[ArmedAnderson.gif](https://gfycat.com/criminalessentialhorseshoecrab)


rmany2k

If that's not a thing of beauty I don't know what is.


Pyritedust

Glock Anderson and his dad Armed Anderson need to join the bullet club.


zeitgeistbouncer

Bullet Club V Gunn Club. It's inevitable.


VagrantShadow

Who would ever guess Arn was Thug Life.


disorder_unit

Thank you for this


heat_fan_

3 former nxt champs in one ring was cool to see


solelyginger

We need Adam Cole to come out and we can have an NXT champion stable


embanot

they could call themselves Nexus


Sofaboy90

does AEW have more NXT champs in their roster than WWE does in their main shows?


Y2J1100

Main Roster WWE: Seth, Big E, Sami, Kevin, Finn, Shinsuke, Bobby Roode, Drew McIntyre, Keith Lee, Karrion Kross AEW: Pac, Andrade, Malakai Black, Adam Cole


SeanWonder

Bobby Roode still active over there!?! Wow that's surprising


BR_Nukz

Yup, he's in a tag team with Dolph Ziggler. Called the Dirty Dawgs or something like that.


Sofaboy90

oh well, couldnt be more wrong then lol. havent watched wwe regularly since 2013


Krak2511

If you only count the champions at the time Dynamite started, so you exclude Lee and Kross, then Kevin and Sami jumping ship would make it equal, which is insane. Edit: I forgot about Gargano, which would give AEW more.


MrBenLDN

It's hard to remember the last time anyone before Cody got such a contrasting range of reactions from different crowds in a relatively short space of time, all with the same persona


freddit32

I think it's some AA magic. Cody 's getting booed and Arn literally slaps the taste out of his mouth and tells him to get his shit together over the course of a couple vignettes. Here it looks like Arn and Cody are back on the same page. The crowd: "good enough for AA, good enough for us".


stonecutter7

Im scared if I dont cheer Arn will shoot me in the head


JaneTheNotNotVirgin

For someone who spent all of his career heel, it's interesting that Arn Anderson is actually a pretty good babyface. It makes me wonder if he could have had a face run (probably singles or tag with Flair at most - Ole and Tully babyface seems unlikely) in his prime.


JokerDeSilva10

As tragically short as it was due to his neck, his role in the Horsemen vs NWO feud backs that up. It's the only real face Arn run I can think of.


MrPeligro

Florida is Dusty Rhodes country. We love the Rhodes family down here. So I'm not surprised by the reaction. I popped. I'm a Cody fan.


kimpossiblestan

cody is awesome and overhated


CommBrigg

Cody is amazing, huge fan of both suit and t-shirt version


ring_rust

You're telling me that Malaki and Andrade — two of my favorites in AEW, along with Miro and Penta — have some kind of alliance now? Sign me the fuck up.


agentofchange92

Could watch PAC and Andrade wrestle every week. Incredible chemistry while also looking like they are trying to kill each other. Very curious as to the developing story with the inclusion of Malakai and Cody. Possibly a Triple Threat or Fatal Four Way? Malakai and Andrade both deserve to be on Full Gear after missing out on wrestling at All Out.


TheEdFather

This crowd was one of the best AEW ever had, they even made me excited that Rhodes showed up! That match had a Naito/Ibushi energy to it. Two madmen trying to murder each other with crazy move after crazy move. Slick finish too, keeps the tie-breaker open for a bigger third match.


JNight01

The crazy thing is that the crowd was around 3,000 (AEW isn’t the biggest draw in Miami) and this was three-plus hours into the show.


Pussmangus

The venue can’t fit that many more people either way, but it’s become my favorite wrestling venue down here


Twas94

Same, I love the place. Not a bad seat in the house.


VagrantShadow

Thats one magic thing AEW has. Even with a small crowd, they can make it feel like a monster event.


davidc98

Glock Anderson >


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

Arn pointing the finger gun at Black got a pop out of me with the whole Armed/Glock Anderson thing, and I had a laugh out of it.


BeerPressure615

He is foreshadowing his turn on Cody to join Gunn Club. He said himself he wasn't going to coach a loser. Colten Gunn is 28-0.


VagrantShadow

Bang Bang!


Rapscallious1

Jericho announcescreaming he’s going for his glock was hilariously awesome.


zebrainatux

It was the greatest thing ever


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

I think another great thing about AEW now how certain memes or jokes can be made stemming from certain moments, like how the Suzuki Incident started from something that was an issue and how it spinned to be something hilarious and that everyone got on board with it.


donttellmymomwhatido

AEW doesn’t let memes just be dreams and I really appreciate that


Sermokala

even shit like that is spun from a bad thing that happened and turned into something good that comes later. This bizarre idea of turning something people are talking about regardless of what it is into something good is just something we're not used to.


MarkyLosChe

>even shit like that is spun from a bad thing that happened and turned into something good that comes later. Turn chicken shit into chicken salad, pal


AzureInfini

We probably will never get Suzuki vs Dragon if it not because of the incident. Everything happened for a reason.


rmany2k

I lost it. This is one of the things I love about AEW; they lean into everything. First the Suzuki Incident, now this.


nahPNW

just last week, they leaned into the Elite's pomerbomb botch and used as a way to get heat in the backstage attack of JB and Luchasaurs


miikro

Even before that, the ways they spun the failed exploding ring were brilliant


Ender_XElite

And there was the time that Matt Sydal slipped on his shooting star press in his debut, and they turned it into an angle with Michael Nakazawa and his baby oil gimmick


stonecutter7

Redeem deez nutz, too


Hardtopickaname

This goes all the way back to "a little bit of the bubbly".


SebasH2O

"69 me Don!"


SplitReality

I will never not pop for that.


embanot

Suzuki incident certainly wasn't the fist time. they've been doing that stuff from day 1


vampirepussy

Before they showed that angle i legitimately thought he was gonna pull out a gun lmao.


ElectricBandicoot

Embarrassed to say that in my mind when Arn came out, theres was a non-0% chance he was actually going to pull out a legit glock.


Prophet6000

I enjoyed this match more than the first one.


senseimeows

andrade is amazing in aew. damn


Weezy-NJPW_Fan

Hard hitting, risk taking, death defying, high flying non stop action between two men, and this was even better than their last matchup. This match just absolutely RULED! Though what we expected to see a proper finish, we get even a more bizarre turn of events, and this turns out to be more intriguing with Black involved in the mix.


tanneroni9

Malakai Black front kicks look awesome. Surprised they’re not more common


Mergie_Merge

HE'S GOING FOR HIS GLOCK!!


thatlad

That dude in the Everton shirt is always there isn't he? Unless America is full of blueshites who love AEW


PileOfSandwich

I think this week and last week were all filmed at once. The Jericruise is going on right now with a bunch of the talent.


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PhlegmKessel23

The same guy was also in the ring when Rhea Ripley won the title too, no? Pretty sure that was when NXT beat AEW in the demo too lol. Tthat guys a draw.


imTonchu

It is always the same guy I believe. I have seen him many times while they were in Jacksonville.


wigglin_harry

Usually lack of selling doesn't bother me so much, but I wish that top rope brainbuster was sold a little more


BlueCelery2

Agree. But damn, that move frightened the hell out of me.


CaptainCanuck15

Yeah, there's no way that move should ever be kicked out of.


EverythingEvil1217

I feel the same way. That one should be untouchable due to the severity of it. Dropping head first from what, at least 8-12 feet in the air and only having 3 seconds to get a shoulder up? Nah fam, you're done-zo.


Particular-Story5788

The REAL forbidden door has been opened.


L0rdJaxon

[Love me too, baby.](https://www.redditmedia.com/mediaembed/b8e2fr)


sargentVatred

The Zelina Vega connection is unbreakable


JonathonV2000

Arn ‘Kenny Omega’ Anderson


El-Drunko

They protected Andrade's finish by having PAC cradle him out of it, that's how you protect someone while keeping them looking great.


comradekaled

Wow


eastbayted

I hope these two feud forever.


SoulOnDice

such good booking


gavinue

I was laying on my couch and was literally standing within half a second of the lights going out. I had no clue what was going to happen


MrCanoe

"Our Queen requested I give you assistance"


CanadianJudo

these guys are so fucking good.


robo3687

So, I’m now immediately thinking about that pic of TK and the Full Gear card. It had: ‘Cody vs Malakai or Andrade or Miro. are they gonna add Miro the Forsaken to this? a trio of Malakai, Andrade and Miro would blow minds. Who else could they add to that?


jkman61494

NXT 1.0 now serving 5 star classics with AEW with Cody in the ring with them. Thanks for the free gifts Vince


MartiniPolice21

Not everything Cody has tried in AEW has come off, but most of it has, and when it does it always seems like the most exciting thing in wrestling.


everybodyknowsadave

Genuinely thought those dudes in the front row were all wearing Smackdown shirts for a while.


cma001

Andrade and Black either as a team or against one another >>>>>


senseimeows

i cant believe i missed this. arn with the gun gesture looked so badass


rohan777777777777

why did i think Arn Anderson has joined The Elite when he did than gun shot sign


zachatree

Cody continuing the grand tradition of AEW heels wearing Nikes.


qoaa

See Vince, ya old coot, NXT could have been awesome like that, but noooo...


DieYuppieScum91

Andrade is so good it's fucking ridiculous. Pac is also great, but everyone has been giving Pac his due for a while now and I don't think Andrade has ever really gotten his. Strap a World title on that man by the end of 2022.


gramofmayo

The arn gun part was great lmao Aew is dope af.


360Entertainment

Man, I actually got excited to see Cody!


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Anyone know if this match will be posted on YouTube?


Empty_Fist

I dont think it will. Only reason that we got Danielson vs Suzuki was that it was meant to be on YouTube from the jump.


kaptaincorn

They should call it the bastard's brainbuster


john_wick__4

Andrade + Malakai black vs Pac + Cody in a tornado tag/street fight.


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DaBi5cu1t

What the fuck just happened? I didn't expect any of this, but it's damn cool


WatchDragonball

Wow what a match and a great segment i got so hyped


pat_speed

3 NXT champs and the son of the man who help build NXT


Known-Ad7468

Great match. Andrade is so fucking good. Pac is really the man. It´s banger after banger with him. He can do everything. And now Malakai vs. Pac???? Holy smoke!!!!


nameless_stories

Watching this out of context for me: "Oh wow, looks like Malakai is off Cody Island" "Oh. Well. Guess not."


MrGrizzlieP

That avalanche brainbuster confirms that PAC is the modern-day Liger. The best and most versatile jr. heavyweight in the world.


JohnnyCage_71

Anyone else thought Arn is coming with a real gun?


Steenerico

Rent-free Rhodes still a thing with some of you... It's just sad at this point.