The Grand Rampage is a free-per-view event, produced every Spring by professional wrestling promotion EAW. The Grand Rampage match originally allowed weapons in the match and the roster could bring their own signature weapon, but that has been disbanded due to the EAW's rebranding, which now focuses on a more modern, realistic, athleticism style as opposed to its old hardcore style.

The Grand Rampage has been shown on pay-per-view and is one of EAW's "Big Four", along with Pain For Pride, King of Elite, and Territorial Invasion.

History

Men's Grand Rampage Match

The Grand Rampage match is based on the classic battle royal match, in which a certain number of competitors aim at eliminating their opponents by throwing them over the top rope and both of their feet touching the floor. The winner of the match is the last man remaining in the ring after all other competitors have been eliminated. The difference between the classic battle royal match and the Grand Rampage match is that it has the competitors have assigned entry numbers into the match. There are many methods to attain a number into the Grand Rampage match. Competitors can earn a random position by qualifying in the match, winning a match where a decided number as been put at stake, via a lottery usually done the day of the Grand Rampage, or other means made by EAW management. The match begins with the two wrestlers who have drawn entry numbers one and two, with the remaining twenty-eight wrestlers entering the ring at regularly timed intervals, which varies depending on EAW management, according to their entry number.

To date, there has yet to be a competitor to win at the number one position where a competitor must survive through all twenty-nine other Elitists to win the match or the coveted number thirty position where most of the competition has been eliminated and taken out of the match usually. The most common number where victory has been achieved is number seven where there have been three victors in that position: Captain Charisma, Cy Henderson, and Hades the Hellraiser.

Although elimination usually occurs from other active competitors in the match, there have been other instances of elimination which include self-elimination, elimination by previously-eliminated participants, or an injured competitor that was taken out of the match that has come back to take part in it.

The ongoing tradition of the Grand Rampage match is that the winner of the match is rewarded with a world championship opportunity at the biggest FPV of EAW, Pain for Pride. There have been many variations at what world championship can be chosen, but usually, it is a variation of the EAW World Championship, the EAW World Heavyweight Championship, and the EAW Answers World Championship. The Grand Rampage winner can also decide to put his championship opportunity on the line if they find that they must, but no competitor has been able to win the title opportunity in such a manner. The only person to not use their championship opportunity at Pain for Pride was Chris Hessian, who left the company shortly after his victory.

There have been two known versions of the Grand Rampage match that has taken place not on the FPV of the same name: The Turbo Rampage and The Brand Rampage. The Turbo Rampage was a version of the Grand Rampage Match between the rookies of Turbo where the winner would be part of the main roster and have an opportunity at the mid-card champion of whatever brand they were a part of. The last winner of this match was Tyler Parker, earning a contract on the Showdown brand and an opportunity at the EAW National Elite Championship. The Brand Rampage is another version of the match where the person eliminated would be drafted to a brand and would repeat until a winner was decided and they would decide their brand and what world champion to face at the next FPV, Mid-Summer Massacre. Tyler Parker, once again, was the last winner of this match and chose Showdown's EAW World Heavyweight Championship at the time.

Women's Grand Rampage Match

In 2019, for the first time ever it would be announced that an all female Grand Rampage match would take place to determine who would go onto Pain for Pride and fight for the Women's Championship at Pain for Pride. This is not to be confused with the two prior Specialist Rampage matches that took place in prior years with much smaller implications and weaker competition. For the first time, the women's rampage was looked at as equal to the mens, with the participants in the 20 woman over the top battle royal being just as talented as it's male counterpart. The inaugural winner of this match is Serena Bennett where she entered at number one, lasting until the very end where she eliminated Felix Hartley to secure the victory.

Dates, venues, and winners

List of Grand Rampage dates, venues, and winners
Event Date City Venue Winner Entry No. Main Event
1 Grand Rampage (2008) April 19, 2008 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center Masters 24 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
2 Grand Rampage (2009) April 25, 2009 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena Captain Charisma 7 MaK def. StarrStan (c)
3 Grand Rampage (2010) April 24, 2010 Denver, CO Pepsi Center Cyclone (Cy Henderson) 7 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
4 Grand Rampage (2011) April 16, 2011 Seattle, WA Safeco Field Robbie V 13 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
5 Grand Rampage (2012) April 28, 2012 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills Chris Hessian 15 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
6 Grand Rampage (2013) April 27, 2013 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Rogers Centre Johnny Ventura 19 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
7 Grand Rampage (2014) April 26, 2014 Auburn Hills, MI Palace of Auburn Hills Hades the Hellraiser 7 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
8 Grand Rampage (2015) April 25, 2015 Dortmund, Germany Signal Iduna Park Brian Daniels and Devan Dubian 13 and 30 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
9 Grand Rampage (2016) April 30, 2016 Southbend, IN Notre Dame Stadium Y2Impact 3 40-Man Grand Rampage Match
10 Grand Rampage (2017) April 15, 2017 Barcelona, Spain Camp Nou The Pizza Boy 13 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
11 Grand Rampage (2018) March 31, 2018 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Carlos Rosso 9 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
12 Grand Rampage (2019) April 20, 2019 Melbourne, Australia Melbourne Cricket Ground Jamie O'Hara 9 30-Man Grand Rampage Match
13 Grand Rampage (2020) April 19, 2020 San Francisco, California Oracle Park Rex McAllister 15 40-Person Grand Rampage Match

Grand Rampage Winner's Pain For Pride Championship Matches

Winner Event Year Championship match
1 Masters Pain For Pride 2008 Masters defeated Tyler A for the EAW World Championship
2 Captain Charisma Pain For Pride II 2009 This was a Triple Threat match between the EAW World Champion MaK and Mister KCaptain Charisma successfully captured the EAW World Championship
3 Cyclone (Cy Henderson) Pain For Pride 3 2010 This was a Triple Threat match between the EAW World Champion Kevin Devastation and Extreme Enigma. Cy Henderson successfully captured the EAW World Championship
4 Robbie V Pain 4 Pride 2011 Robbie V defeated Rated R Shaman of Sexy for the EAW World Heavyweight Championship
5 Chris Hessian N/A N/A Chris Hessian departed from the company soon after he won the Grand Rampage
6 Johnny Ventura Pain For Pride 6 2013 Ventura lost to Liam Catterson for the EAW Answers World Championship
7 Hades the Hellraiser Pain For Pride Seven 2014 This was a Triple Threat match between the EAW Answers World Champion Dark Demon and Zack Crash; Hades successfully captured the Answers World Championship
8 Brian Daniels Pain For Pride Eight 2015 This was a Triple Threat match between the EAW Answers World Champion StarrStan and Devan Dubian. Brian failed to capture the Answers World Championship
9 Devan Dubian Pain For Pride Eight 2015 This was a Triple Threat match between the EAW Answers World Champion StarrStan and Brian Daniels. Devan successfully captured the Answers World Championship
10 Y2Impact Pain For Pride 9 2016 This was a Fatal 4-Way Match between the EAW Answers World Champion Ares Vendetta, Tyler Parker, and Devan Dubian; Impact failed to capture the Answers World Championship
11 The Pizza Boy Pain for Pride X 2017 The Pizza Boy defeated Lannister for the EAW Answers World Championship
12 Carlos Rosso N/A N/A Carlos was defeated for the championship and departed from the company soon after he won the Grand Rampage
13 Jamie O'Hara Pain for Pride XII 2019 This was a Fatal 4-Way Match also including the EAW Answers World Champion Theron Nikolas, Mr. DEDEDE, and Darkane; O'Hara failed to capture the Answers World Championship
14 Rex McAllister Pain for Pride XIII 2020 McAllister defeated Andrea Valentine for the EAW Championship

Grand Rampage Records

Most Grand Rampage victories

As of 2020, there have been no repeating winners of the Grand Rampage Match.

Longest time spent in a single Grand Rampage

As of 2020, the longest time spent in a Grand Rampage was made by Y2Impact, as he spent two (2) hours, forty-four (44) minutes, and fifty-eight (58) seconds in the ring. This record was set at the ninth annual Grand Rampage which he also won.

Shortest time spent in a single Grand Rampage

As of 2020, the shortest time spent in a Grand Rampage was made by Provençal, as he spent 1.8 seconds in the ring. This record was set at the twelfth annual Grand Rampage where he was immediately thrown over the top rope and onto the floor by Charlie Marr.

Most eliminations in a single Grand Rampage

As of 2020, the most eliminations done in a Grand Rampage has been ten eliminations by Charlie Marr. This record was set at the twelfth annual Grand Rampage where he eliminated Daryl Kinkade, Thadd Blazevich, Woogieman, Crosby Carter, Justiciar Eric, Shane Gates, Ronin Malosi, Jack Haze, Denis Ryley, Korey Gaines and Provençal.

Most grand rampage appearances

As of 2020, the most appearances made in the Grand Rampage has been Mr. DEDEDE as he has made seven appearances in the match, only missing six matches.

Female appearances in the Grand Rampage

As of 2020, there have been eight separate appearances made by women in the Grand Rampage match.

In the 2011 Grand Rampage, Kendra Shamez entered the match at number 25 where she would eventually be eliminated by StarrStan. In the 2013 Grand Rampage, Cleopatra entered the match at number 10 and would be eliminated by the eventual winner Johnny Ventura as she lasted until right before the 20th entry. In the 2014 Grand Rampage, Cameron Ella Ava entered the match at number 13 and would be eliminated by Jaywalker as she lasted the shortest time out of the three as she was almost instantly eliminated and lasting around a minute. At the 2015 Grand Rampage, Tarah Nova entered the match at number 28 and has last the farthest out of all the women to enter the Grand Rampage as she made it to the final four. The 2016 Grand Rampage hosted the most Vixens in the Grand Rampage with two women, Cameron Ella Ava and Heart Break Gal, taking part in the match. The 2017 Grand Rampage tied with the previous year for the most Women in the Grand Rampage with two women, Sheridan Müller and Heart Break Gal, taking part in the match. In the 2018 Grand Rampage, Empress of Elite Madison Kaline made her return at number 3 as the only female Elitist to participate in that year's Grand Rampage match. Kaline was eliminated by Amari Steele. The 2020 40-Person Grand Rampage included Kasey Kaos (#3), Lisa Wren (#10), and Melissa O'Malley (#28). They were eliminated by Charlie Marr, Ring Master, and Shawn Sturgis, respectively.

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