9/10/21 AEW Rampage Recap
The opening credits roll. Jim Ross, Mark Henry, Taz, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Cincinnati, Ohio.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Andrade El Idolo (w/Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Jose) vs. PAC
They stare each other down, exchange shoves, and then exchange forearm shots. Idolo gains the advantage and drops PAC to the mat. Idolo applies a side-headlock, but PAC sends him off the ropes. Idolo comes back with a shoulder tackle and applies another side-headlock. Idolo delivers a shotgun dropkick and sends PAC to the corner. Idolo delivers a chop and a knee strike, and follows with a kick to the head. Idolo delivers back elbows in the corner and sends PAC off the ropes, but PAC comes back with a kick to the face. PAC drops Idolo with an arm-drag, and follows with a hurricanrana that sends Idolo to the floor. PAC takes Idolo down with a dive and stares down Guerrero. PAC delivers a knee strike and slams Idolo into the barricade. PAC slams Idolo into the barricade again and tosses him back into the ring. PAC whips Idolo into the corner and delivers chops. PAC takes Idolo down with a snap-mare and goes for the cover, but Idolo kicks out. PAC applies a headlock, but Idolo gets to his feet. PAC backs Idolo into the ropes and kicks him in the midsection. Idolo comes back with a kick to the face and drops PAC with a DDT on the apron.
Idolo takes PAC down on the floor with a corkscrew dive and then rolls him back into the ring. Idolo goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Idolo gets PAC up top, and they exchange shots. Idolo hangs PAC upside down over the top rope and delivers shots. Idolo delivers a double stomp and they both crash to the floor as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Idolo drops PAC with a neck-breaker in the ropes. Idolo connects with a split-leg moonsault and goes for the cover, but PAC kicks out. Idolo puts PAC up top and puts him on his shoulders, but PAC counters with a hurricanrana. PAC delivers a pump kick in the corner, but Idolo comes back with a clothesline. PAC delivers another kick, and both men are down. They fight to their feet and PAC delivers shots to Idolo on the apron. PAC goes for a power bomb on the floor, but Idolo lands on his feet. PAC delivers a kick to the face and goes up top, but Idolo cuts him off and hangs him upside down on the top again. Idolo goes for a double stomp, but PAC dodges and takes Idolo down with a moonsault. PAC gets Idolo back into the ring and hits a 450 splash. PAC goes for the cover, but Idolo grabs the bottom rope. PAC drags Idolo to the corner and goes up top. Idolo gets to his feet and PAC jumps back down. Idolo delivers a Pele kick and goes for the hammer-lock DDT, but PAC backs him into the corner. PAC suplexes Idolo into the corner and comes over the top rope, but Idolo catches him. PAC counters with a sunset bomb pin, but Idolo kicks out.
PAC locks in the Brutalizer, but Jose gets on the apron with a stun gun. The Lucha Brothers come out and take out Jose, and Guerrero delivers a shot to PAC with an iPad. Idolo rolls PAC over and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Andrade El Idolo
-After the match, Jose tells Idolo what Guerrero did, and Idolo drops Guerrero with a right hand on the entrance ramp. The Lucha Brothers deliver a double superkick to Guerrero and toss him into the ring. PAC grabs Guerrero and locks in the Brutalizer.
Tony Schiavone interviews Darby Allin and Sting in the ring. Allin calls Shawn Spears a generic piece of shit and says without Tully Blanchard, Spears is nothing. Sting says it’s good to be back in Cincinnati, and says Blanchard road Ric Flair and Arn Anderson’s coat-tails for years. Sting says if Blanchard wants to look him eye-to-eye, them do it tonight. Blanchard comes to the stage. Blanchard says it’s two-on-one, just like they want. Spears comes from behind and pulls Allin out of the ring. Spears drops Allin with the C4 on the floor and escapes through the crowd as Sting goes after him. Blanchard tells Sting to look in his eyes.
Adam Cole cuts a promo. He says The Elite has a brotherhood that is special. He says they are a group of individuals who have come together to show just how powerful they are. He says he trusts Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks with his life, and they do the same. He says Christian Cage and Bryan Danielson have a body of work that is undeniable, but they cannot keep up with him.
Danielson cuts a promo, as well. He says The Elite seems uncomfortable and he is going after one member in particular: Kenny Omega. He says he is excited to get in the ring and wrestle, and would love for Omega to be his first match in AEW. He says if Omega doesn’t want to step up, he will take on whoever does.
Match #2 – Trios Tag Team Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., Jamie Hayter, and Rebel vs. Kris Statlander, Riho, and Ruby Soho (w/Orange Cassidy)
Riho and Baker start the match. They lock up and Baker applies a hammer-lock. Baker drops Riho with a snap-mare and goes for the cover, but Riho bridges out and delivers a dropkick. Baker comes back with a right hand, but Statlander tags in. Statlander sends Baker off the ropes and drops her with a power slam. Statlander goes for the cover, but Baker kicks out. Baker delivers an elbow shot and sends Statlander to the corner. Rebel tags in, but Statlander drops her with a dropkick. Riho tags in and delivers quick kicks to Rebel from Statlander’s back. Hayter tags in, but Riho sends her into the ropes and delivers the Tiger Feint Kick. Riho goes for the cover, but Hayter kicks out. Riho delivers shots, but Baker distracts the referee and Rebel kicks Riho in the back. Hayter drops Riho with a snap suplex and takes her to the corner. Hayter chokes Riho with her boot in the corner as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Riho takes Hayter down with an arm-drag. Hayter drops Statlander with a shot, but Soho dodges her. Riho gets to the corner and tags in Soho. Soho delivers shots to Hayter and slams her to the mat. Soho goes for the cover, but Hayter kicks out. Statlander comes in, but Hayter drops Soho with a forearm and delivers a back-breaker to Statlander. Hayter goes for the cover, but Statlander kicks out. Rebel tags in and goes for a double suplex with Hayter, but Statlander blocks it. They delivers shots to her back, but Statlander coutners and drops them with a double suplex. Statlander rolls Rebel up, but Baker breaks it up with a double knee strike. Statlander delivers shots to Baker, but Baker comes back with a thrust kick. Statlander comes back with the Big Bang Theory on Baker, and then Riho stands on Statlander’s shoulders. Rebel gets on top of Baker to protect her, but Riho htis a double stomp anyway. Riho takes Hayter down on the outside, and Soho tags in and delivers a Pele kick to Rebel for the pin fall.
Winners: Kris Statlander, Riho, and Ruby Soho
Mark Henry interviews Brian Pillman Jr. and Max Caster. Caster says Pillman has people around him that tell him he is great, when he really isn’t. Anthony Bowens says Caster is going to beat Pillman’s ass all over Cincinnati. Pillman says he will out-wrestle Caster tonight and he has the homefield advantage tonight.
Match #3 – Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Max Caster (w/Anthony Bowens)
Pillman takes Caster down immediately and delivers shots. Pillman chops Caster against the ropes and goes for a clothesline, but Caster drops to the floor. Bowens goes to Catser, but Pillman delivers a dropkick. Pillman backs Bowens away and gets Caster back into the ring. Pillman tries to get back into the ring, but Bowens pulls him down on the apron. Caster gets Pillman in the ring and delivers right hands. Caster drives his knee into Pillman’s back and follows with a cross-face shot. Caster gets Pillman against the ropes and gouges his face. Bowens delivers a shot from the outside and drops him to the mat. Caster goes for the cover, but Pillman kicks out. Pillman comes back with a shot, but Bowens gets on the apron. Pillman goes after him, but Caster takes Pillman down again. Caster kicks Pillman in the back and sends him to the floor. Bowens stomps on Pillman behind the referee’s back and tosses him back into the ring. Caster delivers a dropkick and goes for the cover, but Pillman kicks out. Caster applies a read choke and sends Pillman to the corner. Caster charges, but Pillman counters with a shot.
Pillman drops Caster with a clothesline and delivers more shots in the corner. Pillman sends Caster across and delivers a corner clothesline. Pillman delivers a series of right hands and sends Caster to the mat. Bowens gets on the apron, but Pillman sends him back to the floor. Caster delivers a shot to Pillman and goes for a superplex, but Pillman knocks him back down. Pillman dives onto Bowens, but Caster delivers a dropkick that sends Pillman back to the floor. Caster gets Pillman in the ring and goes for the Mic Drop, but Pillman rolls out of the way. Pillman connects with the springboard clothesline and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Brian Pillman Jr.
-After the match, The Acclaimed double team Pillman in the ring and Bowens drops him with a DDT. Bowens grabs the boom box, but Jon Moxley rushes the ring and kicks Bowens in the midsection. Moxley hits Bowens with the boom box, and Pillman delivers a thrust kick to Caster. Moxley drops Caster with the Paradigm Shift and celebrates with Pillman as the show comes to a close.