The TNT Championship is in a Triple Threat!
Rampage is LIVE and AEW TNT Championship is on the line! Sammy VS Darby VS Andrade, who holds the gold going into Revolution?
- AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Sammy Guevara VS Darby Allin VS Andrade El Idolo; Guevara wins and retains the title.
- Keith Lee VS JD Drake; Lee wins.
- The Professor’s Five Minute Rookie Challenge: Serena Deeb VS Leila Grey; Deeb wins.
- Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Ethan Page VS Christian Cage; Christian wins and joins the Face of the Revolution match.
PLAY BY PLAY
AEW TNT Championship Triple Threat: Sammy Guevara VS Darby Allin VS Andrade El Idolo!
The Spanish God and Relentless One will be teaming with The Icon, Sting, at Revolution against the Andrade Hardy Family Office, but for now it is every man for himself! Will Sammy stay golden this close to the PPV? Or will someone take advantage of this chaotic situation?
The introductions are made, the two TNT belts are raised, but only one man will leave with them, what a way to open Rampage!
Fans fire up as the three men stare down. They circle, watch each other, and then Sammy and Darby decide to bring Revolution early and join forces! Andrade tells them to bring it, but then he bails out. Fans boo as Andrade tries to force Darby and Sammy to face each other. They don’t fall for it, they go out to flank Andrade! Andrade gets back in, they pursue again. They dodge him, speed things up, FLYING arm-drag from Darby to Andrade! Darby whips Sammy in but Andrade BOOTS him! Darby COFFIN SPLASHES, then Sammy runs in to RAM a shoulder in! ENZIGURI, then CODE RED! Cover, but Sammy has to roll Darby here, TWO!
Sammy shrugs, they can’t just let the other win. But they shake hands, then Darby reels Sammy into a headlock. Darby hits a takeover, he pushes the shoulders down, ONE as Sammy rolls it to his own cover. TWO, and Darby keeps on that headlock. Fans rally and duel as Darby grinds Sammy. Sammy fights up, powers out, then hurdles and flips over to dropkick Darby down! Sammy kips up so smooth and takes a bow. Darby drags himself to a corner, Sammy brings Darby up to CHOP him! Sammy puts Darby up top to then climb up and join him. Darby resists the superplex, shoves Sammy away, but Sammy JUMP KNEES!
Darby is stuck up top and Sammy GAMANGIRIS! Fans rally and duel more as Sammy climbs back up to join Darby. Andrade slips in and adds on! Stalling Superplex and POWERBOMB!! Fans are loving this as all three men are down! A standing count begins on all three, but Andrade covers Sammy, TWO! Andrade grits his teeth and checks his back as he gets up. “This is Awesome!” and only just begun! Andrade gets Darby up, suplexes him to hang him out to dry! Darby gasps and sputters as he flops down, Andrade takes off his belt to LASH Darby! Fans boo but Andrade soaks it all up as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Andrade sits Sammy up to LASH him on the back! Sammy flounders and writhes, the ref confiscates Andrade’s belt. Andrade drags Darby up, fireman’s carries him and then SNAKE EYES! The hardest Snake Eyes ever! Andrade goes out after Sammy, brings him up and fireman’s carries to SNAKE EYES Sammy on railing! Sammy gasps and sputters while clutching his throat. Andrade drags Sammy back up and puts him in the ring. Andrade stomps Darby, then holds Sammy’s legs to stomp him in the stomach. Andrade shakes his head, hearing the fans chant for the others. Andrade says HE is the champion, and Rampage returns to single picture.
Andrade drags Sammy back up, reels him in, snap suplex! Uno Amigo! Then again, Dos Amigos! Andrade gets up again, but Sammy stops the hat trick! So Andrade snap suplexes Sammy into buckles! Andrade grins but Darby SLAPS him! Andrade swings, Darby dodges to SLAP again! And headbutt low! And then run in, into an URENAGE BACKBREAKER! Andrade seethes and says he is the champion! Andrade goes up top, MOONSAULT, but he lands on his feet as the others both move! STANDING MOONSAULT onto Sammy! Cover, TWO! CIEN KNEES for Darby! Cover, Sammy breaks it!
Fans cheer “A E DUB! A E DUB!” as all three men are down. The standing count starts again, Darby goes to ropes and drags himself up at 5 of 10. Darby staggers, Andrade ROCKS Sammy. Darby SLAPS Andrade! Sammy ROCKS Andrade! Andrade CHOPS Darby, Sammy ROCKS Andrade! Darby CHOPS Andrade, Andrade CHOPS then BOOTS Darby! Darby is up, they’re brawling! Sammy joins in, he and Darby CHOP and CHOP and CHOP Andrade! Andrade rebounds, Darby ducks but Sammy gets CLOBBERED! Darby comes back, COFFIN- NO! Andrade waistlocks but Darby resists! Darby ducks, Sammy SUPERKICKS Andrade!
Sammy whips Darby to a corner, then runs in, but is put on the apron! Darby shoves Sammy down, but Andrade KNEES Darby back! Fans are thunderous as Andrade scoops Darby and SLAMS him into a drop zone. Andrade climbs up, Darby trips him up! Darby takes off his studded belt to LASH Andrade! And again! And again! Darby pulls Andrade into the Tree of Woe, but Sammy is up top! Darby rushes over but Sammy jumps over to COAST2COAST on Andrade! It was double-edged for everyone as Darby even tumbles out of the ring! Andrade gets himself free of the Tree, “This is Awesome!”
Andrade drags himself out of the ring, Darby drags himself back in. The young pillars stand and fans fire up. Darby runs in, Sammy jumps up and Darby DIVES onto Andrade! Sammy sees Darby get up, and these two lock eyes. Darby goes around the way to go up the steel steps. Sammy is ready as Darby gets in, cradle! TWO!! Darby has it now, TWO!! Sweep and cover, ONE as Sammy slips out! Roll up, TWO!! Sammy trips, jackknife, TWO!! Darby bridges, spins, backslide but Andrade runs over. Sammy BOOTS Andrade, Andrade BOOTS Darby! Andrade rolls Sammy, TWO! DEADLIFT for the BRILLANTE DRIVER!! Cover, Darby breaks it!!
Fans are thunderous again as all three men are down and this match continues! A standing count starts again, Darby drags himself up the ropes. Darby runs in, waistlocks, but Andrade elbows free! Andrade runs in but into BOOTS! Darby runs in, gets around again, THROWBACK STUNNER! Sammy torture racks Andrade, for the G T H!! Darby throws Sammy out!! Darby goes up top, COFFIN DROP!! Cover, Sammy SWANTONS in outta nowhere! Cover, Sammy wins!!
Winner: Sammy Guevara, by pinfall (still AEW TNT Champion)
Now that’s how you open a Rampage! Sammy retains at the last second, but he offers a handshake of respect to Darby. Darby slips out of the ring, frustrated with himself. But will Darby be able to brush it off in 48 hours and work alongside Sammy against the AHFO?
Rampage returns and Death Triangle is in the ring.
PAC, Penta Oscuro and even the “dark priest,” Alex Abrahantes are here. “Malakai Black says the House always wins. But it seems as if the House only wins with deception. You see, a week and a half ago, you lost to us. And it seems as if you want to ignite a war. The Death Triangle says, allow us to add some fuel to that fire this Sunday! We may be down one Lucha Brother, but there are three of you. And there are three of us! An eye for an eye, an arm for an arm!” Is Alex going to get in on the match!? The lights go down, and from the titantron, Malakai speaks! “Wow, Alex. That’s really admirable. Sacrificing yourself for your fallen teammate. You said something about the House losing.”
Buddy Matthews asks, “But did the House really lose, Alex?” Brody King says, “Don’t worry, Alex. Your sacrifice to the House will be honored.” The House of Black returns to the shadows, but they appear behind the Death Triangle in the ring! Alex knew they’d pull this move. And Malakai should wait. Alex never said the three he spoke of are all here in the ring. Malakai may have his monster, but Death Triangle has theirs! ERICK REDBEARD!? He’s here on the side of Death Triangle, and he storms right into the ring! Security rushes in to stop this, but they just end up part of the casualties! Malakai and Buddy bail out, Erick CLOBBERS Brody King!
Security swarms Erick but he just BLASTS free of them all! He gets two in choke grips, BOOTS a third, DOUBLE CHOKE SLAMS! One more guy gets up, he gets a scoop and SLAM! Pac makes this one pay while the House of Black watches! Penta gets the arm, hooks it up, DARK ARMBAR!! Will the House of Black be demolished by the Death Triangle and their #Dreadbeard?
Dan Lambert & Scorpio Sky speak.
“Congratulations to Sammy Guevara for again defending your TNT title against everybody in the world except the real #1 contender.” But before Lambert lost his temper for the first time in years, he thought back to his mom telling him that you can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar. That is an appropriate proverb for negotiating with a steaming pile of crap for a wrestling company. Lambert called Tony Khan up, gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse: Scorpio Sky VS Sammy Guevara for Dynamite, and in return, Lambert gets Paige VanZant to show up to Revolution to officially sign with AEW.
So while Sammy puts his body through hell in the Six Man Tag, the Men of the Year will be sipping water in the skybox and Scorpio prepares to put his 364 day unbeaten streak up against that TNT title. And Lambert promises that Sammy is not going to the back of the line. Scorpio snaps his fingers, but will it be his winning streak that is snapped?
Keith Lee VS JD Drake!
The Limitless One is preparing for the Face of the Revolution Ladder Match, in spit of the warning given by Team Taz. Will The Wingmen’s rugged redneck Romeo just be the next to #BaskInHisGlory? Or will Ricky Starks absolutely come through on that ultimate?
The bell rings and fans are singing for Keith. Keith has JD wait so he can conduct the Limitless Choir. Keith and JD then circle, fans chant “KEITH LEE! WOOP WOOP!” JD CHOPS but Keith doesn’t flinch. Keith smirks, in fact, and JD CHOPS again! Keith fires up and GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! JD comes back into another GRIZZLY MAGNUM! Keith whips JD to a corner, runs in but JD goes up and over. JD staggers but he keeps moving, only for Keith to POUNCE him! Fans are thunderous for Keith already as Rampage goes picture in picture.
Keith sees JD bail out of the ring, so he goes out after him. Keith throws body shots on JD, follows him around the way and JABS! JD CHOPS, but Keith still eggs him on. JD CHOPS, Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS! JD flops down, Keith refreshes the ring count, and then Keith follows JD around the corner. Keith keeps JD from getting away into the ring, and he CHOPS him. JD CHOPS, Keith starts to feel that, so Keith HEADBUTTS JD down! Keith smiles as he looms over JD, and then brings him up to pose for pictures. Keith SMACKS JD off the timekeeper’s table, then turns him around to GRIZZLY MAGNUM!
Keith gets back in the ring to refresh the count, and fans continue to chant for Keith. They want that “ONE MORE TIME!” so Keith sits JD up to GRIZZLY MAGNUM again! JD is stinging as he makes his way to the ring on noodle legs. Keith still doesn’t let JD get away, and he brings JD up at the ropes. JD HOTSHOTS Keith down! JD then stomps Keith around as Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and JD eggs Keith on. Keith throws body shots, JD knees low. JD runs to LARIAT but Keith stays up to HEADBUTT! JD staggers to a corner, Keith runs in but JD dodges! JD fires off forearms and COHPS! JD whips, Keith reverses, but JD reverses back to CHOP and CHOP! Keith roars to shove JD. JD comes back to SHOTGUN BOOT! Keith staggers, JD goes corner to corner to CANNONBALL! JD drags Keith to a drop zone to go up top! MOONSAULT! Cover, ONE!! And with authority! JD can’t believe it but fans are loving this! “KEITH LEE! WOOP WOOP!” Keith gets back up in the corner, JD runs in, but gets caught!
Keith puts JD up top but JD JABS! JD leaps, into Keith’s arms! Keith carries JD around, squats, and pops JD up to a fireman’s carry! BIG BANG CATASTROPHE!! Cover, Keith wins!
Winner: Keith Lee, by pinfall
The Wingmen rush out to attack! Keith throws Ryan Nemeth off to SWAT him down! Keith CLOBBERS “Pretty” Peter Avalon, then he clubs and POPS Cezar Bononi up! SPIRIT BOMB!! Starks and Hobbs decide to head for ringside, but Keith gets Avalon up! He TOSSES Avalon onto his Wingmen! Team Taz storms down the ramp, but Keith just smiles. Wait, here comes Orange Cassidy! Freshly Squeezed will also be in the Face of the Revolution match, he’s quietly putting Starks & Hobbs on notice. But we still have one last qualifier tonight, how does everything change after we see All Ego VS Captain Charisma?
AEW shares footage from after Dynamite.
CM Punk, bloody and battered, responds to what MJF did to him. He applauds! “Woo! Few people are gonna understand that being in this much pain makes certain people feel so very alive. I think you understand, Max. And if you don’t, on March 6th, you will. You are going to find out exactly what you think you already know: that CM Punk is the master. And I know exactly who the F*** I am. You wanna call me PG Punk? You wanna pretend like I’m not that same guy? You want that same guy that you grew up idolizing? Congratulations, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, but you’re NOT ready!”
Punk will walk MJF like a dog, beat him and beat him and beat him until his own mother won’t recognize him! Punk will leave parts of MJF left in that, and all over Orlando! This is what MJF wanted, and this is what he deserves. At Revolution, Punk will become a monster to fight the monsters of the world! “Because I’m CM Punk. And I’m better than you.” In brutalizing the Best in the World, has the Salt of the Earth only brought about his own demise?
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill & Mark Sterling.
Tony Schiavone says Sunday at Revolution, Jade defends the AEW TBS Championship against Tay Conti. Sterling says they are absolutely locked and loaded on the last stop before the PPV, and he made sure there would be no “shenanigans” leading into the event. That contract stipulation makes sure there is no contact initiated by Tay Conti until 48 hours before Revolution. Jade says no one cares about “that little bitch and her karate shit.” But Anna Jay walks over and asks Sterling what today is. Uh, Friday because it’s Rampage, one of Jade’s two network shows. Jade doesn’t even wanna talk to Jay.
That’s fine, because BLAM! Tay boots Jade down! And Tay reminds Jade she has less than 48 hours as a champion, BITCH! And Sterling’s a dumbass. TayJay leaves and Jade is pissed. Is this title match going to turn into an all-out fight?
The Professor’s Five Minute Rookie Challenge: Serena Deeb VS Leila Grey!
The first week, the Woman of 1000 Holds took one minute to finish her opponent. The second week, closer to two minutes. And the third, closer to three. But much of that was the Wolf playing with her prey. Will Deeb take things seriously? Or will she end up needing four minutes to put away Leila Grey?
The bell rings and the clock starts ticking. Grey bails out because she knows time is on her side! Deeb is annoyed already, she chases Grey but Grey gets back in. Grey dares Deeb to get in now, then she bails back out. The cat ‘n’ mouse game doesn’t last much longer as Deeb catches up to Grey and drags her out of the ring hard! Deeb kicks Grey around, drags her up and into the ring, then drags her up through ropes. NECKBREAKER HOTSHOT! Grey flounders, Deeb storms in and drags her up to CLAW her back! Deeb also puts on the front GUILLOTINE! Grey taps out, Deeb wins!
Winner: Serena Deeb, by submission
Deeb’s anger made her get serious, and she won in under a minute! But this isn’t enough! She puts Grey in the omoplata, and the SERENTIY LOCK! Grey taps again but it doesn’t matter! Wait! Here comes HIKARU SHIDA! The Full Metal Warrior is back, and she SMACKS Deeb with her kendo stick! And again! Deeb bails out but Shida is in hot pursuit! SMACK after SMACK, Shida is getting payback! Deeb tries to get over the timekeeper’s table but Shida just fires off with the kendo stick! That stick splits and security pulls Shida away, but the rage is not satiated! Deeb gets away, but will Shida hunt her down?
Backstage interview with Eddie Kingston.
Schiavone says it’s less than 48 hours away from Revolution, and Kingston counts that out for himself. It checks out. We’ll see Kingston VS Jericho at Revolution, and get that on your PPV providers and what not. But then why is Kingston here now? To talk about the match that everyone’s been wanting to see. Well, yeah, that’s nice, but Kingston doesn’t wanna talk. Jericho was talking about doing promos, and everyone wants to use insider terms, hahaha. Listen, here comes one: kayfabe may be dead, but don’t piss on its grave. Just relax, this is for everyone. Now to Chris, if he wants to doubt Kingston, get in his head, flip the script, he’ll regret that.
Kingston said before, he’ll eat Jericho alive. He’ll EMBARRASS him when he leaves him laying in the ring. Jericho will have to suck it up, shake Kingston’s hand, and that’ll be the best part. But does Schiavone know what’s great about today? No, what? That Reese’s peanut butter pie in catering. Let’s go. Alright. They’ll do that, so cue the match card graphics. Will Le Champion be made to bow down to the Mad King?
Mark Henry talks with tonight’s main eventers!
Ethan Page was in the Face of the Revolution Ladder match last year, and his partner, Scorpio Sky, even won it. Does that give Ethan a leg up tonight? Of course it does. But Ethan’s mind is stuck on something different. Last year, he and Christian Cage debuted. AEW wanted to advertise the Hall of Fame worthy talent was coming, and everyone thought it was Christian. But tonight, Ethan proves that it was him all along. Christian tells Ethan that he likes where his head is at. Christian likes all the confidence, and Ethan’s day will come. That’s not today. No one in AEW knows ladder matches as much as Christian Cage. He made the ladder match famous!
And at the Face of the Revolution, after Christian wins, if by some miracle Scorpio Sky gets past Sammy on Dynamite, then Christian will be waiting on the other side. Then Scorpio will just be a transitional champion. Well then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Ego VS Charisma, Page VS Cage, who takes that coveted final spot?
Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Qualifier: Ethan Page VS Christian Cage!
The bell rings and the two circle. They tie up, Ethan powers Christian to the corner, but lets off as the ref counts. Christian ROCKS Ethan with an uppercut, puts him in the corner and fires off more, but then Ethan turns it around to fire off in return! The ref counts again, Ethan hammers away, but lets off at 4 to shout, “I’M THE MAN!” But he turns around into BOOTS! Christian goes up, FLYING UPPERCUT! Cover, ONE! Christian brings Ethan up to headlock but Ethan powers out. Things speed up, Christian whips Ethan out of the ring! Fans fire up with Christian as he builds speed, and he WRECKS Ethan with a dropkick!
Rampage goes picture in picture as Christian puts Ethan back in. Christian brings Ethan up but Ethan pokes him in the eye! Ethan then shoves Christian off the apron and into the railing! Christian is down while Ethan has a big grin. Ethan waits on the ring count, Christian slowly stirs at around 5 of 10 and Ethan “checks his watch.” Ethan mocks the count, but Christian gets in at 8! Ethan rains down rights then lets off to storm around the ring. Ethan brings Christian up to ROCK him, then throw him right back out! Christian crawls under the ring? The ref starts the count but then doesn’t see where he went.
Ethan still counts, and Christian slides in the back! Roll up, TWO!! Ethan CLOBBERS Christian for his trickery! Ethan bumps Christian off buckles, then ROCKS him with another right. Ethan stomps Christian down, digs his boots in, but lets off as the ref counts. Ethan drags Christian up, throws body shots, Christian hits back! Christian goes up, reels Ethan in, but Ethan breaks free to give Christian ICONOCLASM! Ethan gets Christian back up, for a stalling suplex! Ethan holds until a count of 10, and even holds Christian up with one arm for another 10, before the SLAM! Fans cheer that showing of strength and Ethan tells them to kiss his ass!
Ethan grins as he circles Christian, then he wraps on a rear bearhug. Christian endures the squeeze as Ethan leans all his weight. Rampage returns to single picture, Christian fights up and fights free with elbows. Christian runs, into a BIG forearm from Ethan! Ethan goes out after Christian, but Christian blocks the throw to smack Ethan off steel steps instead! Christian then goes up the steps, TORNADO DDT to the floor! Fans rally up as Christian puts Ethan in the ring. Ethan gets to the corner, Christian climbs up to rain down fists! Fans count along and Christian goes way past 10! Christian then jumps up the corner to sunset flip! TWO!
Ethan gets to ropes, Christian stands on his back to choke him against the ropes! The ref counts, Ethan lets off to slingshot and uppercut! Christian climbs back onto the apron, but Ethan elbows him away before the hotshot! Ethan then scoops Christian in, but Christian makes that a REVERSE DDT! Cover, TWO! Ethan is still in this but Christian heads to the corner. Christian climbs up top, but Ethan bails out to the far side. Christian hops down and storms over, but into Ethan’s step-in CUTTER! Cover, TWO! Christian gets to ropes but Ethan runs to swing, but into the HOTSHOT! Christian goes up again, for a DIVING HEADBUTT! Cover, TWO!!
Christian waits for Ethan to get up in a corner. Christian runs in, but gets run over! Cover, TWO! Christian survives but Ethan drags him up and reels him in. Christian fights the lift, slips out and SPEARS on the return! Cover, TWO!! Ethan survives again but fans fire up. Christian waits for Ethan to get up again, and he hooks the arms! Ethan gets his arms free to rake the eyes! Ethan then POSTS Christian! Christian flounders out and Ethan reels Christian in. Ethan gut wrenches to the crucifix, but Christian slips off! He has the arms, KILLSWITCH! Cover, Christian wins!
Winner: Christian Cage, by pinfall (advances to the Face of the Revolution)
And now we have our field of six! And Jurassic Express heads out to celebrate with him! With them all competing in big time matches, will these three be leading the Revolution? But wait, here come the Young Bucks and reDRagon. Matt & Nick Jackson, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish all go to the ring to put the AEW World Tag Team Champions on notice. It’s 4v3, but the four only slip in long enough to grab the belts! Kyle has one and uses it to air guitar while Matt has the other. Well, hold on, they each want the other to complete the pair. Matt and Kyle hold those belts up while Fish and Nick jaw at each other, and Luchasaurus snatches the belts back!
Jungle Boy FLIES out onto all four opponents! Will Jurassic Express run through all of Adam Cole’s mutual friends to stay the top team in AEW?
Now THIS is a go-home! Rampage loves opening up with fire and that happened again here. That was an awesome Triple Threat, practically PPV level as it was. Sammy retains and as I figured, there was some dysfunction planted between Sammy and Darby. As I said before, I’m thinking this leads to AHFO finding a way to win by taking advantage of that. Then Sammy can go in as an underdog of sorts against Scorpio Sky on Dynamite for another great title match. Lambert had a good promo to frame all this, as well as lets us know they’ll still have a Paige VanZant segment for Revolution even without Brandi Rhodes in the company.
That was a great segment from Death Triangle and The House of Black to bring Erick “Redbeard” Rowan back to AEW. They’re going to have an awesome match just on Brody King brawling with Erick. Keith Lee and JD Drake had a great match, you really get a sense of how awesome Keith Lee is going against a guy as hefty as JD. Same as for the rest of the Wingmen coming out and getting tossed around. We got a good segment from Jade, Sterling and TayJay, but it only adds to the fact Jade is going to retain. I was surprised Deeb actually won this week’s five minute challenge that quickly, but of course Shida returned. They’ll have their newest rematch on a Dynamite, I’m sure, and I would think Shida gets the win.
Good promo from Kingston, and I do like that he pointed out the meta of using “insider terms.” I still can’t figure out who’s winning this one but that makes it a lot of fun. Of course, I find it funny that Kingston asks wrestlers stop breaking kayfabe and using insider terms but then Christian goes and uses “transitional champion” in his promo like Kingston didn’t just say stuff. Christian VS Ethan was a great main event, and Christian getting in might very well change things. He and Jurassic Express stand tall against the Bucks and reDRagon, but maybe that means they aren’t winning? I feel like Wardlow should still win the ladder match, and that Bucks and reDRagon should cancel out in the Triple Threat, but who knows if that’s still the plan.
My Score: 8.8/10
Mitchell’s AEW Dark: Elevation Results & Report! (7/4/22)
Detroit gets Elevated!
Spend the Fourth of July with Best Friends!
AEW brings some fireworks to Motor City with half a dozen matches for Dark: Elevation! Will you be celebrating with Best Friends for the Fourth?
- Anna Jay w/ Negative One VS Megan Myers; Jay wins.
- Best Friends VS Isaiah Broner & GPA; Best Friends wins.
- Jay Lethal & Satnam Singh w/ Sonjay Dutt VS Ryan Jones & Cage Alexander; Lethal & Singh win.
- Anthony Ogogo VS Project MONIX; Ogogo wins.
- Yuka Sakazaki & Hikaru Shida VS Laynie Luck & Heather Reckless; Sakazaki & Shida win.
- Six Man Tag: The Dark Order (Evil Uno, Alex Reynolds & 10) VS The Factory; The Dark Order wins.
A fun line-up but with the usual obvious outcomes. Obviously with Chuck Taylor sticking around, he and Trent Beretta are back at it as Best Friends. They’ll get a good win here, but who knows if they’ll get back up towards tag titles or not. Good to see Shida is back, she and Sakazaki will also get a good win. While both the AEW Women’s World Championship and TBS Championship both have stories, this match could still help Shida get going again towards a title story of her own. And the Dark Order’s Uno, Reynolds & Vance will surely beat QT, Solo & Comoroto.
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/1/22)
It’s a ROYAL RAMPAGE!
Who gets the first shot at Jon Moxley’s interim title?
To determine Jon Moxley’s first challenger as Interim AEW World Champion, it’s a ROYAL RAMPAGE with 20 of the best fighting for that shot!
- The Royal Rampage: Brody King wins and will challenge Jon Moxley for the Interim AEW World Championship on Dynamite.
- AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator: The Young Bucks VS Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI; The Young Bucks win and deny Goto & Hashi a title match.
- Toni Storm VS Nyla Rose w/ Marina Shafir; Storm wins.
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The Royal Rampage!
Twenty men are about to battle for the golden ticket to face Jon Moxley for his Interim AEW World Championship! The entrants will alternate between the two rings, “Red” and “Blue,” for two separate 10 Man Battle Royals! Once there is only one man in each ring, it will be Red VS Blue, with the winner getting their shot! Who goes on a rampage and takes on The Maniac?
Already waiting in the “red” ring on the left is “Powerhouse” Will Hobbs, and in the “blue” ring on the right is The Premier Athlete, Tony Nese. Hangman Page makes his entrance to join Hobbs, and Darby Allin, with Sting by his side, heads for the blue ring. The bell rings and Darby SHOTGUNS Nese while Hobbs and Hangman start throwing hands! Darby rushes Nese at the corner with haymaker and fans fire up! Hobbs RAMS Hangman into a corner, RAMS into him again, and again. Darby throws his shirt at “Smart” Mark Sterling, then CLUBS Nese down. Darby drags Nese up while Hobbs stomps Hangman.
Nese stops Darby from throwing him over and then elbows Darby away. Darby staggers, Nese SOBATS Darby in the head! Fans boo but Nese soaks up the heat. The countdown is almost over as Hobbs rushes Hangman. Hangman holds the rope and dumps Hobbs out! Hobbs lands safe on the apron and dodges the Triangle Jump Lariat as Ricky Starks is next! Hobbs HEADBUTTS Hangman and Absolute reinforces him in the red ring! Hangman ROCKS Hobbs and gets in Starks’ face. The fists start flying and fans fire up! Hangman whips Starks to a corner to clothesline! But Hobbs BOOBS and Starks SPEARS Hangman back!
Nese keeps on Darby as we get a moment of split screen. Nese whips Darby but Darby springboards to COFFIN SPLASH! Darby runs but Sterling swipes at him! Fans boo but Darby sees Nese rushing in. Darby TOSSES Nese up and out and onto Sterling, Darby ELIMINATES Nese! Then Darby DIVES through the ropes to smash Nese into railing for good measure! The countdown is ending, though, and joining the blue ring is THE BUTCHER! Bunny accompanies him to the ring and he hauls Darby up to SWING into the railing again and again! Butcher then drags Darby’s dead weight back to the ring.
Team Taz tries to throw Hangman out together but he fights them both off. Butcher stalks Darby, and we already have another man entering the red ring. It’s JOHN SILVER! The Dark Order’s Meat Man is here to help his old buddy, Hangman, and he RAMS Hobbs! Hobbs wobbles, Silver dodges Starks to ENZIGURI! Sliver gets around Hobbs, but Hobbs is too much to back suplex alone! So Hangman helps out Silver for a DOUBLE BACK SUPLEX! Silver and Hangman stare down, and they HUG! Fans love it, but then Hangman grabs Silver! Oh, it’s just a fake out to keep him on his toes. But then Silver- No, wait, another fake out!
Hangman stomps away on Starks in a corner. The countdown is done again, and entering the blue ring is Max Caster! “Platinum on the mic, with my legendary status. I’m about to do the new man that’s in the palace. Now tell me who can stop me? I’m about to beat you bitches down like you Rudy Giuliani! And none of y’all above me. I’ma win the title, then Tony Khan will hug me! Remember the name in Detroit. Everybody loves The Acclaimed.” Silver dances to the beat as Bowens says, “DETROIT, MICHIGAN~! The Acclaimed have arrived!” And it seems Billy Gunn is still part of their team.
Caster gets in finally, and Butcher is right on him! Caster and Butcher stop and come to an agreement to go after Darby, but he BOOTS each of them away! And after all that rapping, the time is already up! Entering the red ring, representing “La Faccion Ingobernable,” aka the OG Los Ingobernables, it’s RUSH! Caster tackles Darby while Rush gets in and DECKS Starks! And DECKS Hobbs! Butcher already ends his alliance with Caster to go after him in a corner! Rush DECKS Hangman, but Silver CHOPS Rush. Rush doesn’t even flinch! Caster CLUBS Butcher while Silver pulls up Rush’s shirt to CHOP skin. Still nothing!
Rush CHOPS Silver off his feet! Then Rush hits Silver with a deadlift BRAINBUSTER! Hangman whips Rush but Rush reverses, to OVERHEAD Belly2Belly the Cowboy! The countdown is done and entering the blue ring is The Blade! He reinforces Butcher against Caster and Darby while Rush suplexes Starks! Butcher sets Darby up for Blade’s KICK! Butcher then digs his knees into Caster while Blade does the same to Darby. Bunny mocks their pain, and the countdown is already done to add to the red ring. Hobbs saves Starks from Rush, and here comes Penta Oscuro! Rush goes out the bottom to go after Penta at the ramp!
Penta dodges Rush to SUPERKICK! Then SLINGBLADE to the ramp! Fans fire up as Penta KICKS Rush back to ringside, then puts him back in. “CERO MIEDO!” echoes out and that upsets Andrade. Penta goes up the corner and jumps, only for Rush to DROPKICK him out of the sky! Hobbs hauls Silver up, puts him on the apron, but Silver drags Hobbs onto the ropes! Starks hurries over to SPEAR Silver off and ELIMINATE him! Butcher and Blade mug Darby, and the countdown is done again. SWERVE heads to the blue ring! Darby isn’t his favorite person but Swerve saves him by going up and over Caster to COMPLETE SHOT Butcher!
Swerve BOOTS Caster, blocks Blade’s kick to slip around and hit a BACKBREAKER! Then a LARIAT! Fans fire up for “Whose House?” “SWERVE’S HOUSE!” Caster runs in but is put on the apron. Swerve sweeps the legs and Caster sits down, for the SUPERKICK! Caster falls to the floor, Swerve ELIMINATES Platinum Max! The countdown is done again, and entering the red ring is KEITH LEE! The Limitless One and Swerve won’t have to worry about getting in each other’s way, but what if they end up the last two left? For now, Keith gets in as Rush snapmares Hangman, Swerve smiles and conducts “OH~ BASK IN HIS GLO~RY!” for his teammate.
Swerve wants a fist bump to show they’re cool, but Team Taz attacks Keith before he can respond! Swerve feels bad he can’t help his friend, but then Butcher goes after him while Blade is after Darby! Swerve fights back while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Blade digs his boots into Darby, Team Taz mugs Keith and even rakes the eyes, and Rush CHOKES Hangman until Penta BOOTS him down. Penta then CLUBS Rush to the corner, only for Rush to turn things around. Rush stomps away on Penta’s face! But the countdown is done, and Matt Hardy is heading to the blue ring! “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Hardy gets in to go after his former mercenaries with big forearms and elbows! Matt bumps Blade off buckles again and again, allowing Swerve to help Darby with Butcher. But Butcher DECKS Swerve, and rushes Hardy! Hardy dodges and Butcher gets buckles now!
Hardy bumps Butcher off buckles again and again and again, “DELETE! DELETE! DELETE!” Blade staggers up, Penta KICKS Rush down, and another countdown ends as Rampage returns to single picture. Entering the red ring is the Natural, Dustin Rhodes! We get some split screen as Hardy and Darby work together to go after Blade while Swerve keeps Butcher down. Dustin gets in to POWERSLAM Stars! Hobbs CLOBBERS Dustin so the rally ends already, but then Dustin gets up and kicks back. Penta tells everyone to listen. “CERO! MIEDO!” Rush just CHOPS Penta! Penta CHOPS back! Rush throws off his shirt to CHOP back!
Penta throws a forearm but Rush gives it back and fans fire up as the brawl heats up! Penta CLUBS Rush but Rush JUMP KNEES! Rush runs, into a SUPERKICK! Penta runs to RANA Rush up and out and both men are on the apron! Penta stands Rush up, they CHOP each other more and more! Rush shoves but Penta SUPERKICKS! Penta waistlocks Rush but Rush holds onto ropes to LOW BLOW MULE KICK! Seems that’s an Ingobernables signature! But Penta holds onto Rush and brings him along! They both hit the floor, DOUBLE ELIMINATION! Dustin DECKS Starks, Hobbs fights off Keith, and Andrade aims at Penta with a chair!
Penta gets up while Jose mugs Alex Abrahantes, and Penta turns around for Andrade to CHUCK the chair into his face! The countdown is over, and joining the blue ring is the Heavy Metal Rebel, Frankie Kazarian! Rush snatches Penta’s mask!! Insult to injury! Kaz sees Swerve storm up, and he avoids the punch and the shoulder to GUILLOTINE LEG DROP! Kaz gets in to go after Darby while Butcher and Blade mug Hardy. But Hardy fights free to SIDE EFFECT Blade! Hardy says “DELETE!” and he kicks Blade, to TWIST OF- NO, Blade pushes him away! Butcher tosses Hardy up and out! Hardy holds onto the ropes!
The Butcher & Blade go after Hardy with stomps! Hardy can’t hold on forever, and he falls! The mercenaries ELIMINATE Hardy! Bunny is there to laugh at her former boss while the countdown is zero again. Dante Martin heads for the red ring! Angel Dorado slips under Starks to KANGAROO KICK! Starks flounders, Dante kicks him out and Starks does his best to keep his feet up! Hobbs goes after Dante with a full nelson! Starks gets in, Team Taz mugs Dante, things still not settled between all of them. Darby and Swerve try to kick out the mercenaries! Kaz helps out, Hangman ROCKS Keith, and another countdown is ending.
Joining the blue ring is Konosuke Takeshita! The Future of DDT Pro slides in, dodges Swerve, shoves him into Darby, then whips him to ropes. Swerve reverses Konosuke duck sand dodges and his a LEAPING LARIAT! Konosuke whips Darby for a BIG BLUE THUNDER BOMB! Konosuke waistlocks Swerve, Swerve gets Darby! DOUBLE GERMAN SUPLEX! Motor City is all fired up for Konosuke! Kaz fires off haymakers on Blade, Dante and Dustin go after Starks, and Hangman takes a moment to rest while Keith is after Hobbs. Kaz whips Blade at Butcher but Blade reverses! Butcher holds ropes down but Kaz manages to stay in!
Kaz DECKS Butcher, but Blade clotheslines Kaz out to ELIMINATE him! Another countdown is ending, and the final entrant for the red ring is the House of Black’s Brody King!! He is becoming more tattoo than man at this point. But Brody storms right in, and Dustin fires off on him! They brawl, Brody gets the edge and he ROCKS Dustin! Brody CLOBBERS Dustin, fires off body shots and forearms and a CHOP! Brody throws more heavy hands and Dustin wobbles. Brody DECKS Dustin, then he CLOBBERS Dante and Starks at the same time. And now, the last man for the blue ring, the last entrant overall, is Freshly Squeezed, Orange Cassidy!
Brody DECKS Dante while Cassidy takes his time to get to the ring. Blade & Butcher double whip and double clothesline Swerve! Starks AX HANDLES Keith, he and Hobbs mug Keith, and Brody puts Dante on the ropes. Dante clings for dear life but Brody CHOPS him to the floor! Brody ELIMINATES Dante! Dustin CLOBBERS Brody in the corner and fires off hands! Hangman helps out, both knowing Brody is literally a big threat. Cassidy dodges the mercs to DOUBLE RANA! Fans fire up as Cassidy and Konosuke stare down now. Cassidy “shoves’ Konosuke, so Konosuke CHOPS Cassidy off his feet!
Konosuke whips, Cassidy ducks ‘n’ dodges to tilt-o-whirl, but Konosuke blocks the DDT, for a BRAINBUSTER! Starks dangles out of the ring and Dustin is after him! But Hobbs dumps Dustin and ELIMINATES him! Butcher & Blade DOUBLE HEADBUTT Konosuke, then DRAG THE- NO, Konosuke fights and RANAS Butcher! Konosuke runs at the corner but Blade saves Butcher! Konosuke’s knee hits buckles, the mercs dump him out and ELIMINATE him! Hobbs mocks Keith’s conducting of the fans while Hangman CHOKES Starks! Brody storms up on Hangman while Keith GRIZZLY MAGNUMS Hobbs!
Swerve gets Cassidy and Darby to side with him against Butcher & Blade. Butcher & Blade dare them to bring it, and Darby rushes in, but Swerve swerves Cassidy! Swerve throws Cassidy out and ELIMINATES him! Swerve can’t be trusted! Keith ROCKS Hobbs, then clotheslines him out to ELIMINATE him! But then Starks dumps and ELIMINATES Keith! Blade kicks Swerve, brings him in, he and Butcher DRAG THE LAKE!! They haul Swerve back up to dump him out and ELIMINATE him! Hangman runs at Brody, Brody pops him up, but Hangman RANAS Brody! Starks runs in, Hangman jumps over the spear!
Hangman takes aim but Starks dodges and the DISCUS LARIAT hits Brody! Starks tosses Hangman but Hangman lands on the apron! Hangman BOOTS Starks, then baits him in! Hangman dumps Starks out to ELIMINATE him! Then Hangman slingshots, but Brody CLOBBERS him!! Brody King is Mr. Red! and he watches as the blue ring still sorts out. Darby tosses and DROPKICKS Blade out to ELIMINATE him! Butcher rushes in and Darby dumps him out, to ELIMINATE him!! Darby is Mr. Blue! And now that just leaves these two to fight it out! Brody storms right into the blue ring, hauls Darby up in a gut wrench, GUT WRENCH BOMB!!
Brody then TOSSES Darby through ropes to get him into the red ring! Brody storms back over while Darby crawls to a corner. Fans fire up for Darby but Brody says he’s going to destroy him! Brody runs in, CANNONBALL! Brody snarls while Darby flops over. Brody hauls Darby up to RAM him into a corner, hoists him top, and then CHOPS him! Fans fire up but Brody climbs up. Darby fires off haymakers and CLUBBING forearms! Brody ends up on the apron, Darby gets in the ring and he fires off! Darby BITES Brody’s fingers! Brody CLUBS Darby! And has a SLEEPER in the ropes! Brody uses that to drag Darby up and over! Darby is literally HANGING! Brody DROPS Darby, and WINS!
Winner: Brody King as Mr. Red (will challenge Jon Moxley for the Interim AEW World Championship)
The tattooed titan is victorious! Will Jon Moxley be able to hold onto the interim title against such a villainous foe? Or will CM Punk return to see the House of Black?
Backstage interview with Hook.
Alex Marvez sits with the Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil on the couch and thanks him for taking this time. Last week, Hook got a big win over NJPW’s The DKC as part of Forbidden Door weekend. But the world wants to know, what is next for Hook? Hook just eats his chips. Well, Marvez did see some of Hook’s previous interviews, to call them that. Marvez is starting to think Hook is more of a “go with the flow” kind of guy. Hook stands up, pushes Marvez down, and tells him, “That’s the problem, Alex. Most people don’t think. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” Hook is a deep thinker, it seems. Has he already seen four steps ahead of the AEW roster?
AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator: The Young Bucks VS Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI!
Matt & Nick Jackson feel alone right now without the rest of the Undisputed Elite, but they have the gold to keep them warm. Will they be able to shine bright in this high stakes match? Or will it be lights out, courtesy of #BISHAMON?
The teams sort out and Nick starts with the Fierce Warrior, Hirooki Goto. They circle, tie up, and Goto powers Nick to a corner. The ref counts, Goto lets off at 4, and fans applaud the clean break. Nick and Goto go again, they tie up and Nick puts Goto on ropes. Nick lets off, but then kicks low! Nick fires off punches and stomps to the corner, then whips corner to corner. Goto bounces off buckles to run Nick over! Tag to Hashi, they double whip Nick to run him over! Matt wants in but the ref says he missed the tag, Hashi runs for the hip toss senton! Fans fire up as Goto & Hashi intercept Matt with a kick! And they drum away on his back!
Nick gets up, but he gets a kick and the drumming! Fans fire up while Nick is punch drunk. Hashi CLUBS Nick, whips him to ropes, but Nick holds ropes to BOOT back. Tag to Matt, Nick aims for a corner but Hashi blocks the buckle bump to give a buckle bump! Matt runs in but into an elbow! Hashi runs in, into the NORTHERN LIGHTS! The Polar Express begins! Another, and another, and then Goto gets in, for a DOUBLE NORTHERN LIGHTS! Fans fire up and Matt flexes! Matt gives Nick a boost to ESCALARA! Direct hit on Bishamon and fans fire up while Rampage goes picture in picture.
Nick puts Hashi in for Matt, and Matt paces around the Head Hunter. Matt stomps Hashi, waves hi to fans, then throws down fists. Matt drags Hashi up, Nick says “SUCK IT!” and Matt whips Hashi into the corner. The Bucks coordinate, CLOTHESLINE ENZIGURI COMBO! Matt hits a fist drop, then he keeps on Hashi with haymakers. Matt throws more hands, pie faces Hashi, and eggs him on. Hashi throws body shots back! Hashi CHOPS Matt, CHOPS him again, but Matt rakes eyes! Matt whips, Hashi reverses but Matt slips out and trips Goto! Matt then shoulders into Hashi, slingshots up and over, and runs to LEAPING LARIAT!
Matt kips up, then mockingly goes to the Bishamon corner to reach out for a tag. But then Goto yanks Matt down! Nick PENALTY KICKS Goto from the apron, ROCKS Hashi, then springboard DOUBLE STOMPS Hashi down! Nick soaks up the cheers and jeers while Matt gets back in the ring. Matt KNEES Hashi in the back, kicks him around, and Matt paces around while Rampage goes to break.
Rampage returns and Nick reels Hashi in, but Hashi suplexes Nick first! Fans fire up while both men are down, and both men crawl to their corners. Hot tags to Matt and Goto! Goto rallies with shoulders and elbows, then a hip toss! Matt goes to a corner, Goto runs in to MURAMASA! And BULLDOG! Cover, TWO! Goto drags Matt up, fireman’s carries, but Matt slips off and ROCKS Goto with a haymaker! And another! Matt runs, Nick tags in, Matt trips Goto up to whip. Goto reverses but Matt goes up and over, Nick SHINING WIZARDS! Matt cravats, Nick gives him the boost, SLICED BREAD! SHINING WIZARD again and Nick covers, Hashi breaks it!
Matt drags Hashi up, he and Nick mug him and toss him out. The Bucks drag Goto up to whip him into the corner. Nick runs in, Goto dodges and CLOBBERS Matt! Goto then fireman’s carries Nick! Nick slips off, Goto backs him down, and Hashi runs in to CLOTHESLINE in the corner! Feed to Goto’s kick, Goto hooks Nick up and Hashi runs, GOTO GOTO HUNTER! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives the Russian Leg Sweep Blockbuster, but Hashi WRECKS Matt off the apron. Fans fire up, Bishamon gets Nick up but Nick BOOTS Hashi away and Matt drags Hashi out! Matt sends Hashi into railing, Nick slips out of the dragon sleeper but Goto ROCKS him!
Goto whips, Nick flips up and around but Goto dodges. Nick dodges again, Goto follows and LARIATS! Matt returns to ROCK Goto, but Goto follows, only for Matt to SUPERKICK Goto down! Hashi returns, Matt SUPERKICKS! Hashi rebounds to LARIAT! All four men are down and the fans fire up again! A standing count starts, Hashi and Matt bail out but Nick runs in from the corner. Goto fireman’s carries! USHIGOROSHI! But Goto is down again! Fans rally up, both men crawl, hot tag to Hashi! Hashi fires up and runs, but Nick blocks the lariat! Hashi spins around to CHOP! Nick aims but Hashi blocks the superkick! Hashi spins Nick to SUPERKICK back!
Nick wobbles, Hashi calls to Goto! Hashi feeds Nick to the fireman’s carry, SUPERKICK to USHIGOROSHI, the Fierce Flash! Cover, TWO!! Nick survives again! Fans fire up with Bishamon and they reset with the dragon sleeper and leg hold! But Matt SUPERKICKS Hashi! Matt then saves Nick from Goto’s suplex, and they DOUBLE SUPERKICK Goto down! The Bucks have Hashi’s arms and fans fire up for the B T E TRIGGER!! But they want to finish Goto! Goto is in the blue ring, Nick goes up and up to CROSSBODY Goto down! Matt gets Hashi back up in a gut wrench, and Nick springboards from ring to ring! SUPER MELTZER DRIVER!! Cover, the Bucks win!
Winners: The Young Bucks, by pinfall (deny Bishamon a title shot)
Goto & Hashi could not shut down the AEW World Tag Team Champions, and they will return home to Japan without a title shot. Will others from NJPW look to creep through the Forbidden Door to try their hand? Or are the Bucks on to some big prey of their own?
AEW hears from Jonathan Gresham and Tully Blanchard.
“Last week, I made a handshake agreement with Tully Blanchard. And I’m a man of my word. I said that Lee Moriarty and myself would take on two of his best clients in a tag team match. Now I’m happy, I’m really excited to announce that that match will happen right here on Rampage next week.” The mastermind Tully himself tells us that we are “going to see what it’s like to come up against the best in the business!” Gresham knows fans aren’t quite used to hearing his name on television, but we will all get used to it. We’re used to a couple of guys in particular, Claudio Castagnoli and Bryan Danielson, claiming they are the best technical wrestler, when we all know GRESHAM is the best?
Gresham is tired of being left out of important conversations! They know that HE is the best technical wrestler, and he has spent 17 YEARS chasing that dream. He has accomplished that by being THE ROH World Champion! And next week on Rampage, Gresham shows us all why. Will the Octopus deny Tully Blanchard Enterprises their shot at his title while also sending a message to the Swiss Cyborg and American Dragon?
Mark Henry talks to tonight’s main eventers!
The World’s Strongest Man starts with asking the Native Beast and The Problem why they brutally attacked Toni Storm last week. Why? Uh, great question. Let’s go to the weather map for answers. The “Toni Storm” is really just a high pressure system of hot air and BULL- Wait, hold on. It might be late but the kids are watching, so Nyla won’t go there. But Nyla will say that “Toni Storm is encroaching on my territory here in All Elite Wrestling.” Nyla is the #1 contender! All roads to the championships lead through HER! Last week, Storm had a problem in Shafir. And if Shafir is The Problem, then Nyla is a GADDAMN CATASTROPHE!
Storm tells Nyla that while Forbidden Door didn’t go as planned, that doesn’t mean her momentum stops here. Storm will finish Nyla and go back after Thunder Rosa, and she won’t stop until she becomes THE AEW Women’s World Champion. Then there’s been enough talk. It’s time for the main event! Will the Lightning From Down Under strike the Native Beast down? Or will this Vicious Vixen be the gatekeeper to the gold?
Toni Storm VS Nyla Rose w/ Marina Shafir!
The bell rings, the two tie up and fans fire up as they’re in a deadlock. Nyla knees and CLUBS Storm down, then pie faces her. Nyla runs but Storm avoids the punt to fire off forearms! Nyla throws body shots back but Storm hits her more and more! Storm runs, tilt-o-whirls, but Nyla blocks that to CLOBBER Storm! Marina likes what she sees while Nyla toys with Storm. Nyla kicks Storm around, sits her up and rains down fists. Nyla runs, but into a drop toehold! Storm runs to basement dropkick! Fans fire up, Storm runs corner to corner, and she uppercuts in the corner! Storm fires off stomps and forearms, then an uppercut!
Storm runs but Nyla CLOBBERS her again! Nyla snarls and she clamps onto Storm’s arm to twist the wrist and bend the elbow! Storm endures, fights up, but Nyla double wristlocks to then suplex! Nyla brings Storm up again, but Storm fires off forearms! Storm ROCKS Nyla, runs the ropes, but Nyla claims something is in her eye. The ref checks, and misses Marina holding the ropes open! Storm takes a tumble, and The Problem is definitely a problem at ringside! Marina BOOTS Storm back down, and fans boo while Rampage goes picture in picture.
The ref questions what happened but Marina plays dumb. Nyla goes out to stomp Storm, drag her up and whips her into steel steps! Nyla smirks and Shafir applauds while Nyla refreshes the count. Nyla hauls Storm up to scoop and SLAM Storm, then she gets back in the ring. The count climbs, Shafir mockingly coaches Storm up, but Nyla distracts the ref again so Marina can step on Storm! Marina gets away before Storm can kick her back. Nyla goes out to fetch Storm, and she brings Storm around to CLUB her against the post. Nyla winds up but Storm dodges and Nyla hits post herself! Then Storm shoves and POSTS Nyla!
Storm RAMS Nyla into barriers, then CLUBS her against the apron. Storm tries to get Nyla up and in but Nyla CLUBS Storm back. Nyla talks trash while standing on Storm’s hand! The ref counts, Nyla lets off and drags Storm up, only for Storm to RAM her into more barriers! Storm puts Nyla in the ring, but Nyla drops an elbow on Storm as she enters! Nyla whips Storm to ropes, fireman’s carries, but Storm fights free! Storm CLUBS away, but Nyla TACKLES Storm! Cover, TWO! Nyla clamps on a QUEEN ANGELITO STRETCH and bends Storm back! Storm endures, even as Nyla thrashes her around!
Storm refuses to give up, so Nyla fishhooks her face! The ref counts, Nyla shifts to make Storm smile. The ref reprimands again, Nyla lets off, and Storm fights with hammer fists. Nyla holds on, pulling harder on the chinlock. But Storm fights, crawls, reaches out, and gets the ROPEBREAK! Nyla lets off at 4 and Rampage returns to single picture. Fans fire up for Storm while Nyla runs in at the corner, for a SPLASH! Storm sits down, Nyla runs in again, but the CANNONBALL only gets buckles! Fans fire up and Storm runs in, HIP ATTACK! Shafir tries to save Nyla but Storm BOOTS her away! Nyla HOTSHOTS Storm!
Nyla runs side to side, but Storm dumps her out! Shafir helps Nyla up, but Storm is on the apron! FLYING DOUBLE DDT to the floor!! Fans fire up with Storm and she puts Nyla in the ring. Storm climbs up and Nyla rises, into the CROSSBODY! Cover, ONE!! Storm hurries to get Nyla up, reel her in, and use the corner. No tornado, though, and Nyla CLOBBERS Storm! Cover, TWO!! Nyla and Shafir grow frustrated, Nyla drags Storm up. Nyla reels Storm in, gets her up, but Storm pops out of the bomb to sunset flip! Nyla DROPS on the cover! TWO!! Storm survives and fans fire up again! Nyla ROCKS Storm but Storm fires back!
The forearms go back and forth, fans rally behind Storm, but Nyla kicks low. Nyla scoops but Storm slips out to shove her into the corner. Nyla grabs the buckles, Storm pulls her back, and a buckle pad goes flying! The ref hurries to fetch that, Nyla SUPERKICKS Storm down! Cover, TWO!! Storm is still in this and Nyla can’t believe it! Shafir is frustrated on Nyla’s behalf, and Nyla hangs Storm out to dry. Nyla goes to a corner, climbs up top, FLYING KNEE MISSES as Storm dodges! Nyla storms over but Storm HOTSHOTS her away! Storm gets in, waistlocks, and GERMAN SUPLEXES! Cover, TWO!!
Fans fire up while both women are down. Shafir is on the corner, Storm has Nyla, and Storm BOOTS Shafir as part of the TORNADO DDT! Storm hurries to get Nyla back up, SATELLITE DDT!! Cover, Storm wins!!
Winner: Toni Storm, by pinfall
But Shafir gets in to sucker punch Storm! And SAYANAGI! And then some ground ‘n’ pound! But here comes THUNDER ROSA! The AEW Women’s World Champion blows past Shafir to SHOTGUN Nyla! Shafir returns but she gets an ENZIGURI! Thunder & Storm go after them and it’s a wild brawl! SHOTGUN for Shafir, and a LARIAT for Nyla! Fans are thunderous as La Mera Mera and her previous challenger stand tall! Storm shakes hands with the champ, will we see these two rumble again down the line? Or will they have to wash away those Vicious Vixens first?
A great Rampage, and I really like how the “Royal Rampage” works. NXT should’ve thought to do a match like that whenever they did WarGames. But I will say, I was really hoping they were going to give us Keith VS Swerve at the end of this. It’d be a great way to add to their story while also giving one of them a great match against Moxley. But Keith and Swerve are sticking together a little longer since they need to still settle things with Team Taz. And in the end, we did get a fresh match-up for Moxley in Brody King. That is happening already, and it’s going to be badass even without build, I can’t wait to see it.
Good segment from Hook. He is exactly how a strong silent type Face should be written in my opinion. Since he rarely talks, when Hook chooses to talk, it is more impactful. Also this could just be that they aren’t quite sure where to put Hook right now, but he just needs to start having longer, more competitive matches with some of the other established names. Maybe against Caster real quick before the Ass Boys come back around to fight The Acclaimed for their father’s love. Plus, imagine the rap Caster could come up with about Hook.
Good promo from Gresham, and one line from Tully, to set up the coming ROH on Rampage match. Gresham also calling out Bryan and Claudio is great, I think everyone would love to see that happen as part of Death Before Dishonor on July 23rd. One thing I do want to say, and it isn’t a knock on Gresham but more a choice of the companies, it feels like they downgraded the world title’s design. I know it’s based on the original design, but the design they had looked amazing. This legacy design looks too much like the ROH Tag Titles which FTR have. But again, not really anything that affects Gresham or his booking, it’s just something visual that I wish they didn’t do.
The Bucks VS Bishamon not being main event was a bit of a surprise, but then I realized they probably didn’t want any language barrier affecting the promo with Mark Henry. It was a great tag match, definitely worthy of the tag titles, but that is why Bucks win. I would think FTR makes it through DBD with the ROH tag titles, and then they and the Bucks can start towards All Out for FOUR TITLES AT ONCE for the most amazing tag match ever! And then we got a good promo segment with Nyla and Storm before a very good main event. Storm winning is great, they could easily give us Rosa VS Storm 2, and at the very least, we’re getting Rosa & Storm VS Nyla & Shafir to help build the next title story.
My Score: 8.6/10
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Impact presents Against All Odds! AMW back together! Raven's Clockwork Orange House of Fun! Joe Doering gets a title shot!...
DWI Podcast #330: The Pen
Who will walk out of this weekend with the Money in the Bank briefcases?
Mitchell’s AEW Rampage Results & Report! (7/1/22)
It's a ROYAL RAMPAGE!
Mitchell’s WWE SmackDown Results & Report! (7/1/22)
One more before MITB!
Mindless Wrestling Podcast: WWE’s Creative Future, AEW Forbidden Door Review, and more!
Getting Mindless on WWE’s creative future, Jason Reviews AEW’s Forbidden Door and much more!