9/17/21 AEW Rampage Recap

Sep 17, 2021 - by Michael Riba

The opening credits roll. Chris Jericho, Excalibur, Ricky Starks, and Taz are on commentary from Newark, New Jersey.

Match #1 – AEW World Tag Team Championship Match: Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) (c) (w/Alex Abrahantes) vs. The Butcher and The Blade (w/Angelico and Matt Hardy)
Fenix and Blade start the match and they lock up. Blade delivers a knee to the midsection and sends Fenix off the ropes. Blade dodges a kick and backs into the corner. Butcher tags in and catches Fenix on a cross-body. Penta superkicks Butcher, and Blade comes in as well. Lucha Brothers double superkick Blade and deliver shots to Butcher. Penta drops Fenix onto Butcher with the assisted splash and Fenix goes for the cover, but Butcher kicks out. Fenix kicks Butcher in the face and Penta tags in. Penta delivers a chop to Butcher and follows with body shots. Blade shoves Fenix to the floor, but Fenix comes right back and makes a quick tag. Butcher and Blade double team Fenix and Blade tags in. Blade grabs Fenix in a front face-lock as Butcher tags back in. Fenix fights back with shots to both men and tags in Penta. Penta drops Butcher and Blade with Slingblades and sends them to the floor. Lucha Brothers drop Butcher and Blade with dives on the floor, and then Fenix gets Butcher back into the ring. Penta tags in and goes for the double foot stomp, but Butcher dodges him and takes Penta down with a low cross-body. Butcher goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Butcher whips Penta into the corner. Blade tags in, but Penta drops him with a superkick and delivers an enzuigiri to Butcher. Penta sends Blade into Butcher in the corner and tags in Fenix. Fenix goes for a suplex on Butcher, but Blade cuts him off. Fenix kicks Blade in the knee and chops Butcher. Fenix drops Blade with an elbow and suplexes Butcher to the mat. Fenix drops Blade with a moonsault suplex and goes for the cover, but Blade kicks out. Penta tags in and Lucha Brothers drop Blade with the double stomp Fear Factor. Fenix goes for a dive on Butcher, but Butcher dodges it and breaks up the pin fall. Butcher tags in and slams Penta to the mat. Butcher goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Blade tags back in, but Penta delivers a few kicks to his legs. Penta comes off the ropes, but Blade counters with a power slam. Blade goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Butcher tags back in, and he and Blade slam Penta to the mat. Butcher goes for the cover, but Penta kicks out. Fenix tags in as Butcher and Blade rush Lucha Brothers in the corner. Blade ties Penta’s mask to the middle rope as Butcher beats down Fenix.
Butcher and Blade double team Fenix, but Penta takes his mask off and superkicks Blade while keeping his face covered. Fenix rolls up Butcher and gets the pin fall.
Winners and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: Lucha Brothers
-After the match, the fest of the Hardy Family Office hit the ring and attack Lucha Brothers. They knock Abrahantes to the floor, but Santana and Ortiz rush out to make the save.

Kenny Omega cuts a promo. Omega says Danielson was the underdog “over there” and now he is the under dog again in AEW. Omega says everyone that walks in the door targets him, because he is the top talent. Danielson responds and says he is here to show the real Bryan Danielson to the fans and to make the guys in the back nervous.

Match #2 – Singles Match: Anna Jay (w/Tay Conti) vs. The Bunny (w/Jack Evans, Matt Hardy, and Penelope Ford)
They start brawling on the floor and Jay drops Bunny with a suplex. Jay tosses Bunny in the ring and the bell rings. Jay delivers shots in the corner and drops Bunny with a Norther Lights suplex. Jay delivers a few charging elbows in the corner, and then drops Bunny with a shoulder tackle. Jay goes for a clothesline against the ropes, but Bunny drops to the floor. Jay follows her and they exchange shots on the outside. Bunny delivers a superkick and works over Jay’s shoulder. Bunny sends Jay into the ring post, and then slams her into the barricade. Bunny slams Jay into the barricade again as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, both women are back in the ring. Jay applies a wrist-lock, but Bunny turns it around with one of her own. Bunny tries to pull Jay’s shoulder out of socket, but Jay comes back with a knee strike. Jay goes for the cover, but Bunny kicks out. Jay goes for the Queen Slayer, but Bunny counters and goes for Down the Rabbit Hole. Jay counters and delivers a kick as Ford gets on the apron. Conti pulls Ford back down, and Jay rolls up Ford for the pin fall.
Winner: Anna Jay
-After the match, Bunny attacks Jay, but Conti gets in the ring. Ford attacks Conti and knocks her out with the brass knuckles as Bunny holds her. Ford delivers a shot with the brass knuckles to Ford as well.

Footage of Team Taz attacking CM Punk this past Wednesday on Dynamite is shown. Powerhouse Hobbs says Punk doesn’t want to mess with him, but he needs to collect himself and ask himself why he stayed home for seven years. Hobbs says Punk hasn’t faced anything like him, and maybe he should stay home for another seven years. Hobbs and Punk will go one-on-one on next Friday’s Rampage: Grand Slam.

Tony Schiavone is in the ring with Matt Hardy. Schiavone says Hardy’s team is 0-2 tonight, and Hardy says he is pissed and Anna Jay, Lucha Brothers, and Santana and Ortiz will pay. He says a fan dressed as Orange Cassidy has pissed him off as well, and he brings him in the ring. Jack Evans delivers a few shots to the guy, and Hardy drops him with a Twist of Fate. Evans hands Hardy a pair of scissors, and Hardy cuts the guy’s ponytail. Evans grabs an electric razor and shaves the guys head. Cassidy’s music hits and he comes to the ring, and Hardy and Evans bail out.

The AEW Women’s World Champion, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and the number one contender, Ruby Soho, join Tony Schiavone in the ring. Baker welcomes Soho to some television time, and says the only reason Soho is here is for herself because she is still trying to figure out who she is and fit in anywhere. Baker says everyone knows who she is, and Soho says of course they do because Baker is always shoving it down everyone’s throats. Soho says she knows who she is, but she hasn’t had the freedom to prove it until now. Soho says Baker looks like every other broad that she has stepped in the ring with: entitles, self-centered, and banging some dude in the back. Soho says she is trying to figure out if there is anything more, and Baker says she is trying to figure out why Soho is lying to everyone including herself. Baker says Soho claims to have run away, but in reality she got fired. Soho says Baker is right, and it’s the best thing that ever happened to her because it brought her to AEW. Soho says after she beats Baker’s ass next week, the one thing she won’t be able to call herself is AEW Women’s World Champion. Baker goes for a cheap shot, but Soho ducks and they exchange shots. Baker leaves the ring, but Soho grabs the title and holds it in the air.

Mark Henry interviews Fuego Del Sol and Miro. Fuego says he loves his car, but he will risk it all because he almost defeated Miro last time. Fuego says he will slay the giant tonight with a tornado DDT. Miro says nothing has changed and Fuego’s offering means nothing to him, because Fuego is nothing to him. Miro says the only reason he took this match tonight is because he loves celebrating victories with his god up high and his wife down low.

Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite Grand Slam:
AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Ruby Soho
Darby Allin and Sting vs. FTR
Brian Pillman Jr. vs. MJF
Bryan Danielson vs. Kenny Omega
Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black
CM Punk interview

Announced for next Friday’s Rampage Grand Slam:
Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Lucha Brothers and Santana and Ortiz vs. Private Party and The Butcher and The Blade
Trios Tag Team Match: Adam Cole and The Young Bucks vs. Christian Cage, Jungle Boy, and Luchasaurus
Lights Out Tag Team Match: Eddie Kingston and Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki
Chris Jericho and Jake Hager vs. Men of the Year
Anna Jay vs. Penelope Ford
CM Punk vs. Powerhouse Hobbs

Match #3 – AEW TNT Championship Match; if Miro wins, he gets Del Sol’s new car: Miro (c) vs. Fuego Del Sol
Fuego goes behind, but Miro breaks his grip. Fuego delivers a chop and follows with a right hand in the corner. Fuego delivers a few kicks, but Miro comes back and goes for a thrust kick. Fuego holds onto the ropes and low-bridges Miro to the floor. Fuego goes for a dive, but Miro catches him. Fuego comes back and slams Miro’s head into the ring post. Fuego slams Miro into the ring post a second time and drops him with a hurricanrana on the floor. Miro comes back and tosses Fuego into the crowd, but he lands on the barricade. Fuego goes for a dive, but Miro catches him and drops him with a fall-away slam as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Fuego delivers a few headbutts in the ring, but Miro counters with a bear-hug. Miro sends Fuego into the corner and charges, but Fuego dodges it and delivers an enzuigiri. Fuego delivers a few right hands and comes off the ropes, but Miro knocks him out of the air. Miro picks Fuego up, but Fuego counters and works over Miro’s neck. Fuego delivers a double stomp and kicks Miro in the face. Fuego drops Miro with a short DDT and goes for the tornado DDT, but Miro blocks it. Miro comes back with a spin kick and beats Fuego down in the corner. Miro delivers the thrust kick, followed by another, and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TNT Champion: Miro
-After the match, Miro gets the car keys from the referee. Miro acts like he is going to throw the keys in the crowd, but he shoves them in Fuego’s mouth instead. With the keys in Fuego’s mouth, Miro applies Game Over. Sammy Guevara rushes the ring and delivers a running knee strike to Miro. Miro gets out of the ring, and Guevara picks up the TNT title in the ring. Guevara holds the title in the air, and then drops it on the apron. Miro grabs it and they stare each other down as the show comes to a close.

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