10/21/22 AEW Rampage Recap

Oct 21, 2022 - by Michael Riba

The opening credits roll. Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone are on commentary from Jacksonville, Florida.

Match #1 – AEW World Tag Team Championship – Titles vs. Trademark Match: The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) (w/Billy Gunn) (C) vs. The Varsity Athletes (Josh Woods and Tony Nese) (w/Smart Mark Sterling) (TM)
The Acclaimed attack the Athletes right as the bell rings, but Sterling distracts them and the Athletes come back and clean house. The Athletes scissor in the ring, but The Acclaimed come back with shots. Caster sends Nese to the floor with a clothesline, and then The Acclaimed double-team Woods in the corner. Caster drops Woods with a power slam, but Woods comes back and backs him into the ropes. Woods sends Caster to the floor, and then Sterling tells the referee that Gunn tripped Woods up along the apron. Gunn gets elected from ringside, and then Bowens gets sent to the floor. Woods drops Caster with a neck-breaker as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Caster takes Woods out with a diving cross-body. Nese and Bowens tag in, and Bowens drops Nese and Woods with shots. Bowens drops Nese with an elbow, and then delivers a series of elbows to Woods. Bowens drops Nese with a leaping leg drop and goes for the cover, but Woods breaks it up. Woods drops Caster with a knee strike, and then tags in. Caster gets sent to the floor, and the Athletes double-team Bowens. Woods delivers another knee strike and tags in Nese. The Athletes slam Bowens to the mat with a spinning neck-breaker and Nese goes for the cover, but Caster shoves Woods into the pile to break it up. Caster delivers a knee strike and a neck-breaker to Woods, but Nese drops Caster with a heel kick. Nese drapes Bowens on the top rope and takes Caster out on the floor, but Bowens comes back with shots to Nese and a superkick to Woods. Caster tags in as Bowens drops Nese with the Arrival. Caster hits the Mic Drop from the top and gets the pin fall.
Winners and still AEW World Tag Team Champions: The Acclaimed
-After the match, Sterling says The Acclaimed might have won, but the trademark is still in his hands. Gunn comes back, attacks him from behind, and tosses him in the ring. The Acclaimed stomp on his crotch repeatedly, and then delivers another shot. The Acclaimed and Gunn scissor in the ring.

Earlier today, Tony Schiavone interviewed Jade Cargill. Schiavone says Penelope Ford is injured, so Cargill has brokered a deal to have Leila Grey wrestle Willow Nightingale tonight. Cargill says she has saved Rampage again, but she only did it to get her belt back from Nyla Rose.

Alex Marvez interviews Eddie Kingston, Ortiz, The Lucha Brothers, and Alex Abrahantes. Ortiz says he asked for the time and is worried about Kingston. The Lucha Brothers say they care about Kingston, and PAC walks in. PAC tells Kingston to compose himself and then leaves with the rest of Death Triangle.

Match #2 – FTW Championship Match: Hook (C) vs. Ari Daivari (w/Jeeves Kay)
Hook sends Daivari to the floor, but Daivari pulls him out and slams him into the barricade. Daivari sends Hook back into the ring and beats him down in the corner. Daivari chops Hook in the ropes, and then delivers right hands.  Kay smacks Hook with his gloves a few times, but Hook comes back with body shots to Daivari. Hook beats Daivari down in the corner, but Daivari comes back with a kick to the face. Hook comes back and slams Daivari down, and then drops him with a fisherman’s suplex. Hook gets distracted by Kay and Daivari gets a roll-up for two. Hook comes back and knocks Kay to the floor, but Daivari slams him down. Daivari goes for the cover, but Hook kicks out. Daivari drives his shoulder into Hook from the apron, but Hook comes back and drags him a back into the ring with Redrum, and Daivari taps out and passes out.
Winner and still FTW Champion: Hook
-After the match, Hook also makes Kay pass out with Redrum.

Lexy Nair interviews Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, and Stokely Hathaway. Hathaway says they sent Private Party away to train, and then Hardy asks why he is here. Hathaway says they have a match for Hardy on Dark Elevation on Monday, and then Hardy raps from Public Enemy lyrics, and then says he will see them on Monday as they walk away.

Match #3 – Singles Match: Leila Grey (w/Kiera Hogan) vs. Willow Nightingale
Nightingale takes control early and drops Grey with a shoulder tackle. Grey comes back with a right hand in the ropes, but Nightingale comes back with a few short-arm lariats. Nightingale drops Grey with a scoop slam, but Grey rolls to the floor. Nightingale follows, but Grey gets back into the ring. Hogan tries to grab Nightingale’s boot, but Nightingale goes after her. Hogan delivers a thrust kick on the outside as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Nightingale delivers a few shots in the ring. Nightingale delivers a Hip Attack and a splash in the corner, and then sends Grey to the mat. Nightingale drops Grey with a spine-buster and goes for the cover, but Grey kicks out. Nightingale picks Grey up, but Grey counters and trips her up. Grey delivers a knee strike in the corner and goes for a bulldog, but Nightingale counters with a back drop suplex. Hogan gets on the apron and Grey rolls Nightingale up, but she kicks out at two. Nightingale sends Grey into Hogan on the apron, and then delivers a roundhouse kick to Grey. Nightingale drops Grey with the Doctor Bomb and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Willow Nightingale
-After the match, Tony Schiavone interviews Nightingale. He announces that Nightingale is now All Elite, and the graphic appears on the big screen. Nightingale hugs Schiavone, but Jade Cargill’s music hits and she comes to the ring with a chair. The Baddies join her in the ring, and Nightingale leaves. Cargill sits down in the chair, and tells Nyla Rose she has ten seconds to bring her the TBS title belt. Rose, Marina Shafir, and Vickie Guerrero appear on the big screen. Their in a car, and they reveal it’s Cargill’s as well. They take Cargill’s car and leave the arena. The Baddies run backstage, but Cargill sits back down in the chair and says she is not leaving until she gets her belt back. Security get in the ring, but she drops them and fights off more as they come to the stage.

Footage of Alex Marvez interviewing Preston “10” Vance airs, but then Rush interrupts and says he is going to beat 10’s ass. Orange Cassidy appears from behind the bar and puts his All-Atlantic title on it. He asks them if they’ve seen it yet and offers them beers. They both say no and then say they want the title. Cassidy says he will fight both of them at the same time.

Match #4 – AEW All-Atlantic Championship – Three-Way Match: Orange Cassidy (C) (w/Danhausen) vs. 10 (-1) vs. Rush (w/Jose the Assistant)
10 and Rush brawl immediately as Cassidy stands back and watches. Cassidy puts his hands in his pockets and delivers his shin kicks to both guys. Rush drops 10 with an elbow strike, and then Cassidy drops Rush with a dropkick. Cassidy sends 10 into the barricade with a dive, and then goes up top. Cassidy dives, but Rush drops him with a headbutt. Rush kicks Cassidy in the face in the corner, and then poses in the ring. Rush delivers a right hand to 10 and slams him into the barricade. Rush slams 10 into the timekeeper’s table and puts him in a chair. Rush slams Cassidy into the barricade and drops 10 on the floor. Rush whips 10 with an extension cord, and then chokes him with it. Rush stands on Cassidy’s throat and then whips him with the extension cord. Rush chokes Cassidy with the cord and goes back to 10. Rush delivers a chop and rolls him back into the ring. 10 comes back with a few clotheslines and sends him back to the floor. 10 delivers a chop, but Cassidy dives to the floor. 10 and Rush catch him, and they both slam him onto the timekeeper’s table as the show heads to a commercial.
Back from the break, Rush delivers a shot to 10 on the apron. Rush runs the ropes, but 10 drops him with a Spear. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch on 10, but 10 counters and tries to lock in the Full Nelson. Cassidy counters out and delivers the Stundog Millionaire. Cassidy drops Rush with a spinning DDT, but 10 kicks him in the face. 10 goes for the discus lariat, but Cassidy counters with the Beach Break. Cassidy goes for the cover, but Jose breaks it up. Danhausen gets in the ring and curses Jose, and then hits him below the belt. Rush shoves Danhausen into Rush, and then Rush knocks Danhausen to the floor. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but Rush counters with a kick to the face. Rush suplexes Cassidy into the corner, but 10 drops Rush with a few clotheslines. 10 slams Rush to the mat, and then follows with a spine-buster. Cassidy goes after 10, but 10 counters with a German suplex. 10 drops Cassidy with the discus lariat and goes for the cover, but Rush breaks it up. 10 clotheslines Rush in the corner, and then delivers more shots. Rush counters out and rips the mask of 10 and stomps him down.
Cassidy comes back with the Orange Punch to Rush that sends him to the floor. Cassidy goes for the Orange Punch, but 10 dodges it. 10 picks Cassidy up, but Cassidy rolls through and gets the pin fall as 10 messes with his mask.
Winner and still AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Orange Cassidy
-After the match, 10 and Rush stare each other down on the entrance ramp. -1 goes after Rush, but 10 carries him to the back. Rush stares Cassidy down as Danhausen raises Cassidy’s arm in the air. Cassidy gives a thumbs up and Rush walks backstage as the show comes to a close.

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