There are so many comics in 1999 that are just bad and boring, and Gambit is one of them.
X-Cutioner kidnaps Rogue to lure Gambit into a trap. His plan works until it doesn’t, Gambit and Rogue escape, and X-Cutioner “dies.”
But this has happened before. He has a teleportation device. So, yeah, you can figure it out. Nothing about this issue matters.