The main card of AEW Revolution in Chicago kicked off with a grudge match between Jake Hager and Dustin Rhodes in Hager’s first AEW match.
This is Hager’s first match in AEW and he had his own theme song separate from the Inner Circle. Hager kissed his wife at ringside. Dustin had a shirt that said, “I’m here to beat Jericho’s bitch.”
The action briefly spilled into the crowd in the first few minutes and then back to ringside and back in the ring. Late in the match, Dustin took out Hager as he was getting advice from his wife. Dustin then planted a kiss on the face of Hager’s wife after she tried to punch him.
This was a slow-paced match but the fans were into it and things picked up in the final minutes. Hager was able to secure the ankle lock but Dustin broke free. Hager hit a low blow when the ref’s back was turned. Hager locked in an arm triangle and forced Dustin to submit. Hager celebrated with his wife after the match.
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