6/17/22 AEW Rampage: Road Rager Coverage
The opening credits roll. Chris Jericho, Excalibur, Taz, and William Regal are on commentary from St. Louis, Missouri.
Match #1 – Singles Match: Dante Martin vs. Jon Moxley
They lock up and Moxley backs Martin into the corner. Martin shoves Moxley away, and they go back to a knuckle lock. Moxley drops Martin down, and then wrenches his arm. Moxley drops Martin again, but Martin turns it around into a wrist-lock of his own. Moxley switches into a hammer-lock, and then drops Martin with a side-headlock take down. Martin gets free, but they lock up again and Moxley takes Martin down with another side-headlock take down. Martin gets to his feet and sends MOxley off the ropes, and then drops him with a hurricanrana. Martin delivers a few quick kicks, but Moxley comes back with a palm strike. Martin comes back with a dropkick that sends Moxley to the floor. Moxley gets back into the ring and tells Martin to chop him. Martin does, and Moxley asks for more. Moxley comes back with one of his own, and then chops Martin in the corners. Moxley whips Martin into the corner and then drops him with a back-breaker as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Moxley has Martin grounded and applies a front face-lock. Moxley delivers the Regal Knee and goes for the cover, but Martin kicks out. Moxley goes up top, but Martin comes back with a hurricanrana. Martin goes up top himself, but Moxley cuts him off. Moxley delivers a butterfly suplex from the top and goes for the cover, but Martin kicks out. Moxley delivers elbow strikes, but Martin sends him to the apron and delivers an enzuigiri that sends Moxley to the floor. Martin springboards onto Moxley and tosses him back into the ring. Martin connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Moxley sends Martin to the apron, but Martin catches him with an elbow strike. Martin goes for the Nosedive, but Moxley dodges it and locks in a rear choke. Martin gets to the ropes, but Moxley clubs him across the back. Moxley goes for a superplex, but Martin delivers a few elbows. Martin drops Moxley with an avalanche Sliced Bread and goes for the cover, but Moxley kicks out. Martin and Moxley exchange shots and kicks, and then Moxley goes for the Paradigm Shift.
Martin counters, but Moxley drops him with a cutter. Moxley goes for the King Kong Lariat, but Martin rolls through and gets a roll-up for two. Martin turns around and Moxley drops him with the King Kong Lariat. Moxley goes for the cover, but Martin kicks out. Moxley delivers elbow strikes and locks in a hammer-lock choke, and Martin taps out.
Winner: Jon Moxley
Tony Schiavone is backstage with Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. He asks if they are on the same page, and Lee says Strickland has thirty seconds to tell him why he shouldn’t beat his ass. Strickland says they are both in AEW for singles gold, and Lee would have thrown him out eventually anyway. Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks walk up and Starks say they call themselves the best tag team, but they haven’t beaten Team Taz yet. He tells them to marinate on that and walks away.
The House of Black cut a promo. Malakai Black says Penta Oscura can change his mask all he wants, but it doesn’t make a difference. Black says they allow Penta to walk in their world. Death Triangle respond, with Penta calling Black a clown and PAC saying Penta will send Black running back to the Netherlands.
Match #2 – Trios Tag Team Match: Max Caster and The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) (w/Anthony Bowens and Billy Gunn) vs. Bear Country (Bear Boulder and Bear Bronson) and Leon Ruff
Caster and The Gunns attack from behind, and then Austin and Ruff are left in the ring. Caster and Colten take care of Bear Country on the outside, and then Colten and Caster scissor with Austin in the ring. Austin slams Ruff into the corner and stomps him down. Colten tags in hits the Quick Draw, and then Caster tags in and hits the Mic Drop for the pin fall.
Winners: Max Caster and The Gunn Club
Lexy Nair is backstage with Hook. He will take on a top prospect from the NJPW LA Dojo next week, but he doesn’t say anything. Danhausen walks in and says they are excited, and they are going to destroy them. Hook quiets him down and says he has it, and walks away.
Match #3 – AEW TBS Championship Match: Jade Cargill (c) (w/Kiera Hogan and Stokely Hathaway) vs. Willow Nightingale
They lock up and Cargill takes Nightingale down. Cargill backs Nightingale into the corner and delivers a stomp and a few forearm shots. Cargill goes for the pump kick, but Nightingale dodges it and delivers an enzuigiri. Nightingale comes off the ropes, but Cargill lifts her to her shoulders. Nightingale counters with a roll-up for two. Nightingale goes for the Pounce, but Cargill dodges and kicks Nightingale in the face. Nightingale goes to the floor, and Hogan stomps on her and gets her back into the ring as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Nightingale is in control and takes Cargill down with a hip attack in the corner. Nightingale connects with a cannonball senton and goes for the cover, but Cargill kicks out. Cargill comes back with a kick to the midsection, and then hits a double under-hook face-buster. Cargill delivers Jaded and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still AEW TBS Champion: Jade Cargill
-After the match, Cargill and Hogan attack Nightingale, but Athena and Kris Statlander run out to make the save.
Jay Lethal cuts a promo. He says he, Sonjay Dutt, and Satnam Singh put in the work every day, unlike Samoa Joe. Lethal says with friends like they have, their future is very bright. Dutt says Singh has everyone in India celebrating, and Sing says they are just getting started.
Announced for next Wednesday’s Dynamite, which will be the go-home show for Forbidden Door:
-AEW All-Atlantic Championship Tournament – Qualifying Match: Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro
-Trios Tag Team Match: Orange Cassidy and Roppongi Vice vs. Will Ospreay and Aussie Open
-Chris Jericho and Lance Archer vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Jon Moxley
Announced for Forbidden Door:
-Singles Match for the Interim AEW World Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jon Moxley
-AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm
-IWGP Tag Team Championship/ROH World Tag Team Championship – Winners Take All Three-Way Match:
Great O-Khan and Jeff Cobb (c-IWGP) vs. FTR (c-ROH) vs. Roppongi Vice
-Four-Way Match to crown the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Miro vs. PAC vs. two more to be determined
-IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Orange Cassidy
-Trios Tag Team Match: Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki, and Sammy Guevara vs. Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino, and Wheeler Yuta
Match #4 – Singles Match: Bobby Fish vs. Darby Allin
Fish attacks Allin from the start and delivers knees and kicks in the corner. Fish leg-whips Allin across the ring, and Allin rolls to the outside. Fish slams Allin into the apron and charges at him. Allin tries to dodge it, but Allin clips his leg and crashes into the barricade. They get back into the ring and Fish drops Allin with a back-breaker. Fish goes for a moonsault, but Allin dodges it. Fish rolls to the floor and dives onto Fish. They both crash into the barricade. As they get to theri feet, Fish clips Allin’s leg, and then deliver body shots against the apron. Fish leg-whips Allin into the barricade, and then does it a second time as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Allin comes back and delivers a Scorpion Death Drop. Allin connects with Coffin Splashes in the corner, but Fish comes back with a roll-up for two. Allin hits Code Red and goes for the cover, but Fish kicks out. Fish rolls to the floor, but Allin hits the Coffin Drop on the floor. Allin gets Fish back into the ring, but Fish spears him through the ropes. Fish drives his knee into Allin and slams him into the ring steps. Fish gets Allin on the apron and clubs him across the back. Fish stomps on Allin’s back and delivers more shots and kicks. Fish comes back with a kick, but Fish grabs his leg and applies an ankle lock. Fish delivers a German suplex on the apron and tosses him back into the ring. Fish delivers a body shot and gets Allin up top. Fish delivers an avalanche Falcon Arrow and goes for the cover, but Allin kicks out. Fish applies the ankle lock immediately, but Allin falls back into the Last Supper cover and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Darby Allin
-After the match, Fish attacks Allin with right hands. Kyle O’Reilly comes out with a chair, but the lights go out in the arena. They come back on and Sting is in front of O’Reilly. Sting low-blows O’Reilly with the base ball bat and grabs the chair. Allin drops Fish in the ring and Sting gives him the chair. Allin wraps Fish’s ankle in the chair and dives onto it with the Coffin Drop. Sting pulls Fish out of the ring and wrenches Fish’s knee around the baseball bat. Sting stand tall in the ring as the show comes to a close.