Ever since Christian Cage turned on Jungle Boy a few weeks ago the former World Champion has been spiting fire and spewing venom. Cage is eloquently constructing promos that would make the stars of the past shed a tear, because he ain't pulling punches and holding back. Cage has heat and hatred from the AEW faithful, but also should remain untouchable until Jungle Boy gets a hold. Unlike MJF during his hottest run Cage has a bodyguard who should and has thus far stood in the way of anyway getting to close to Christian. The turn was unexpected but has been by far one of the most interesting parts of wrestling right now in any company.
Though seeing Jurassic Express come to an end is unfortunate it was time and with the depth in the AEW tag team division it will allow the cream to rise to the top. Jungle Boy was hitting on all cylinders and would be branching out soon enough. This way Luchasaurus can establish himself and escape the shadow of his former partner. Luchasaurus needed a refresh and a fresh coat of paint Christian has given that to him ten fold. Matt Hardy's association with Private Party didn't help anyone unlike that this has helped Luchasaurus ten times over. I'm excited to see where this story continues to go and honestly the longer Jungle Boy is gone the better. How can I miss you if you don't go away??
This past edition of Rampage saw the debut of the Royal Rampage concept which is very similar to the old Battlebowl concept from WCW. The Royal Rampage is a two ring Royal Rumble style event with two battle royals taking place at once. The concept was done well and I actually like this concept more then the Casino Battle Royal. In my opinion, Brody King was a perfect winner for the Royal Rampage and to be Moxley's first challenger.
The only bit of criticism I have is that the title defense should be done further in the future to allow a bit of build up. Wrestling doesn't work if you always seek instant gratification, because then you always need to stay a step ahead planning what's next. However, if Brody fought Moxley for the gold in two weeks it would allow AEW a bit more space to build to the match and show that Brody could be a capable challenger for Mox.
Especially considering the fact that the next AEW PPV isn't until September with All Out the company would have plenty of time to build up a new challenger for Moxley. At this point I don't know that anyone knows the exact return for CM Punk, but we do know what to expect when he does. Admittedly a Moxley vs Punk unification match is a bit of a dream match to look forward to in the future. Ultimately, I just don't agree with the idea of instant gratification and think that building the match for a week would be better then giving it away right away.
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