AEW Rampage Results for April 22, 2022
Tonight’s episode of AEW RAMPAGE was broadcast from the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA!
It’s Friday and you know what that means!
Tonight’s announce team was Excalibur, “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz, and “Absolute” Ricky Starks.
Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifier Match!
Adam Cole #BayBay vs. Tomohiro Ishii (with Rocky Romero & Orange Cassidy)!
“We are kicking it off here with a dream match,” said Excalibur.
Ishii ran into Cole with a running shoulder block, and Cole went outside of the ring to collect his thoughts. Cole came back into the ring and Ishii leveled him with a chop. Cole went back outside for another breather but Ishii followed him out there, dishing out more chops. Ishii charged at Cole and Cole moved, sending Ishii’s forearm crashing into the steel ring post!
Back in the ring, Cole applied a chin lock to Ishii. Cole nailed Ishii with a neck breaker. Cole clubbed Tomohiro Ishii with a forearm. He slapped Ishii and called him “stupid.” Ishii had enough and blasted Cole, dropping him with one, single shot!
Ishii powerslammed Cole. Ishii backdrop suplexed Cole for a near fall! Cole rallied back with a neck breaker across his knee and then a running knee for a two-count on Ishii.
“Razor close margin there on the kick-out,” said Excalibur.
Ishii superplexed Cole for a near fall. Ishii went for the sliding lariat but Cole dodged it and connected with a superkick. Ishii had Cole’s knee strike scouted and he countered with a sliding lariat.
Cole hoisted up Ishii and dropped him across his knee. The fans began chanting “This is awesome!”
Ishii ate a superkick from Cole but Ishii didn’t budge. Ishii threw a huge kick to the back of Cole’s head, dropping Cole. Ishii headbutted Cole and then blasted Cole with a lariat!
“Switchblade” Jay White sprinted to the ring and rammed Rocky Romero into the steel ring steps!
As the ref was distracted, Cole connected with a low blow and then he lowered the boom with the knee strike to Ishii. Cole pinned Ishii after the massive assist from Jay White and advances in the tournament!
Lexy Nair was about to interview HOOK as he was making his way backstage. As they turned the corner, Danhausen was there, smashing up a bag of HOOK’s potato chips. “Is this how you like your powerful chips?” taunted Danhausen.
HOOK grabbed Danhausen and shoved him against the wall. “You wanted my attention? You got it now,” said HOOK.
The “MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer (with Jake “The Snake” Roberts) vs. Serpentico!
As Archer was making his entrance, Serpentico rocketed towards him with a tope suicida! Archer, unbeknownst to Serpentico, didn’t budge. As Serpentico began to celebrate prematurely, Archer leveled Serpentico with a vicious forearm!
Archer choke slammed Serpentico onto the ring apron. Archer suplexed Serpentico across the ring and followed up with a running splash in the corner. Archer finished off Serpentico with the Black Out, pinning him quickly, and sending a message to Wardlow!
Archer continued to chokeslam Serpentico, mocking Wardlow with his own chokeslam symphony.
“Mad King” Eddie Kingston vs. Daniel Garcia!
Santana & Ortiz and The Jericho Appreciation Society are banned from ringside.
Kingston peppered Garcia with open hand shots. He followed up with chops to Garcia in the corner, smothering him. Kingston tripped out the leg of Garcia and then came running in with a boot scrape.
Kingston chopped Garcia outside the ring and then sent him flying into the steel ring steps! Back in the ring, Garcia gained momentum with knee strikes to Kingston’s ribs.
Garcia kicked Kingston and then connected with a European uppercut. Garcia began to bite the head of Kingston. Eddie turned things around by biting Garcia’s ear!
Outside the ring, Garcia drove Kingston shoulder-first into the ring post! Garcia dropped a senton on Kingston. Garcia fired in a knee for a near fall on Kingston.
Garcia and Kingston traded chops! Kingston was looking for the exploder suplex but Garcia countered with elbow strikes. Garcia nailed Kingston with a German suplex for a near fall. Garcia charged at Kingston but Kingston got his boot up! Kingston dropped a knee to the back of Garcia’s neck.
Garcia managed to apply a Boston crab to Kingston, but Kingston lunged to the ropes to force the break. Kingston poked Garcia in the eye and then sent Garcia for a ride with the exploder suplex!
Kingston planted Garcia with a backdrop suplex and then connected with the spinning backfist for the pinfall victory over Garcia!
“This was a back-and-forth war but the message from Eddie Kingston was whatever Garcia endured, Chris Jericho has ten times worse coming to him,” said Excalibur.
Kingston removed his belt but dropped it before using it on Garcia. “Chris Jericho, I’m saving this whipping for you,” said Kingston.
Tony Schiavone interviewed Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland!
Keith Lee: “Taz, a person I looked up to, a person I studied, he tarnished his reputation when he got involved in this battle. And not him, his team, I want to annihilate them all.”
Swerve Strickland: “As you can tell, Lee is perturbed. Last week, Starks and Hobbs, you all won that little battle of New Orleans. That was cute. But guess what? You’re gonna have to pay that back in blood because you won the battle but the war is far from over.”
Tony Schiavone interviewed Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament Qualifiers Jamie Hayter, Toni Storm, & Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.!
Storm: “Aside from being AEW Women’s Champion, Britt, what have you ever done? Have you ever left Pittsburgh? Do you know who I am? Or what I’ve done? Or anything? Apparently not. Jamie Hayter, I’ll see you in the first round.”
Hayter: “Yeah, you will.”
Storm: “And you, Britt, maybe I’ll see you later...if you make it that far.”
Main Event Time!
TBS Title Match!
Champ Jade Cargill (with “Smart” Mark Sterling) vs. “The Problem” Marina Shafir!
Marina connected with a round kick to Cargill. Jade muscled Marina off her back and followed up with an inside trip. Cargill clotheslined Marina over the top rope.
Outside the ring, Jade whipped Marina into the steel ring barricade, right in front of the Baddie Section. As “Smart” Mark Sterling had ref Aubrey Edwards distracted, Red Velvet, who was sitting in the Baddie Section with Kiera Hogan, began to hammer Marina with heavy shots.
“Jade Cargill has a great support staff,” said Taz.
Jade stomped Marina in the spine. Jade back drop suplexed Marina for a near fall. Jade started a ground and pound attack but Marina covered up. Marina kicked at Jade’s leg and Jade’s knee buckled. Jade powered out of a guillotine submission hold from Marina with the Eye of the Storm for a near fall!
“Despite all of Marina’s experience in MMA and Judo, Jade is just showing she’s a different type of athlete here tonight,” said Excalibur.
Marina tossed Jade overhead with a hip throw. Marina was looking for an ankle lock but transitioned into a knee bar.
“Jade Cargill in serious trouble here,” said Excalibur.
Jade grabbed the bottom rope to force the break. Marina rammed Jade’s knee into the steel ring post, smelling blood in the water. Marina kept chopping at the leg of Jade Cargill with swift kicks.
Marina was distracted by the Baddie Section as they tossed popcorn at her. Jade wasted no time walloping Marina with a big boot! Jade spiked Marina onto the timekeeper’s table with a choke slam!
Jade began to pose but Marina took her down and locked on a heel hook. Jade started to hammer down with her boot across Marina’s face, forcing Marina to release her grip. Cargill planted Marina with Jaded and then pinned her!
“Jade Cargill not only retains her TBS Championship but improves her record to 30-0 here in All Elite Wrestling,” said Excalibur.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA featuring:
-Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb in a Philly Street Fight!
-The “MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer vs. Wardlow!
-Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier Match with Dax Harwood facing his FTR partner Cash Wheeler!
-TNT Champion “Spanish God” Sammy Guevara vs. Scorpio Sky in a TNT Championship Ladder Match!
-The Undisputed Elite (Adam Cole, ReDRagon, & The Young Bucks) vs. Varsity Blonds, Dante Martin, Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!