AEW Rampage Results (8/20/21): CM Punk Arrives In The First Dance

AEW Rampage
August 20, 2021
United Center
Chicago, Illinois

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross, TAZ, and Mark Henry)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

CM Punk Promo 

You guys really know how to make a kid feel like Britt Baker in Pittsburgh. I’m winging this. We’re winging this. We, that’s a very important distinction. We’ll get back to that, but I didn’t plan on what I was gonna say, because I didn’t know what to say. Because I didn’t know how I was going to feel, but I knew that I needed to feel it. I feel you, Chicago. And I hear you, Chicago. That’s what I heard for 7 years, I heard you. And we got a lot to cover. There’s good news and bad news, the bad news is, we’re not gonna get to it all, right here, right now. But the good news is, I got the time, Wednesday, Friday, Four Sunday or Saturday’s a year, I got the time and I ain’t going anywhere. Let’s wait, one second. Possibly, for me, the most important thing I’m gonna say right now. This is for everybody at home, this is for everybody who bought a ticket, this is for everybody in the back, if at all through my journey, any of my personal choices or decisions relating to my life made you feel disappointed or let down, let me just say, that I understand. If you all try to understand, that I was never gonna get healthy, physically, mentally, spiritually or emotionally staying in the same place that got me sick in the first place.

Can I tell you guys a story? It’s hot in here, hang on for one second. Can I tell you a story? You see, I felt before like I had to leave, I didn’t want to, but I knew I couldn’t stay. And that was when I used to work in a place called Ring Of Honor. August 13th 2005 was my last match in Ring Of Honor and I famously came out with tears in my eyes. And walking out here today, I now know why I was crying. And it was a lot of reasons, but what it boiled down to was, I had made a place where people come work, get paid, learn their craft and love professional wrestling. And I cried because I knew I was leaving a place that I loved. And it was a home. And I knew where I was going. It wasn’t gonna be easy for a guy like me, because I’m one of you. So, I see it like this, August 13th, 2005, I left professional wrestling. August 20th, 2021, I’m back. And I’m back for you. I’m not gonna lie, I’m back for me, too. And I’m back because there’s a hell of a lot of young talent that I wished I was surrounded by 10 years ago. So, in saying that, I sit back, and I say, hell, they’re there now, why aren’t you? Here, I am.

I’m back because I want to work with that young talent who had the same passion that I had stamped out. I’m back because there’s a couple of scores to settle in that locker room. I’m back for the young guys. Darby Allin. I’ve seen you. You’re good. I’ve seen jump out of air planes. I’ve seen you wrapped in a body bag and chucked over the top rope. I’ve seen you kicked down a flight of stairs. And you always come back. Just like each and everybody here in Chicago, you’re tough. But I’m here to help. And you’re the first on the list. I’m gonna help you because you’re a daredevil and you like danger. Well, Darby Allin, there’s nothing you can do that is more dangerous than wrestling CM Punk, except wrestling CM Punk in Chicago. I will see you, I will see Sting, and I will see all of you, September 5th at All Out, Live on PPV. I’m back.

First Match: (32-10) The Jurassic Express vs. (31-31) Private Party w/Matt Hardy In The AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator Qualifying Match

The Young Bucks and Brandon Cutler are watching this match on the stage with Brandon Cutler. Jungle Boy and Isiah Kassidy will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jungle Boy drop steps into a side headlock. Kassidy whips Jungle Boy across the ring. Jungle Boy drops Kassidy with a shoulder tackle. Jungle Boy cartwheels over Kassidy. Jungle Boy with a side headlock takeover. Kassidy answers with the headscissors escape. Leg Sweep Exchange. Jungle Boy  with a single leg takedown. Kassidy pushes Jungle Boy away with his feet. Double Kick Up. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Kassidy throws his durag at Jungle Boy. Kassidy kicks Jungle Boy in the gut. Kassidy with clubbing blows to Jungle Boy’s back. Kassidy tags in Quen. Double Irish Whip. Jungle Boy shoves Quen into Kassidy. Jungle Boy slaps Quen in the chest. Jungle Boy nails Kassidy with a Hook Kick. Jungle Boy with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Jungle Boy dropkicks Quen. Jungle Boy ducks a clothesline from Kassidy. Jungle Boy dropkicks Kassidy. Jungle Boy applies a wrist lock.

Private Party uses the referee to their advantage. Quen pulls Jungle Boy down to the mat. Private Party repeatedly stomps on Jungle Boy’s chest. Hardy punches Jungle Boy behind the referee’s back. Quen slams Jungle Boy’s head on the right boot of Kassidy. Quen with heavy bodyshots. Quen continues to stomp on Jungle Boy’s chest. Quen applies a front face lock. Quen tags in Kassidy. Quen dumps Jungle Boy out of the ring. Kassidy whips Jungle Boy into the steel barricade. Poetry In Motion on the floor. Quen rolls Jungle Boy back into the ring. Kassidy repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Jungle Boy. Jungle Boy is displaying his fighting spirit. Kassidy applies The Sleeper Hold. Jungle Boy with elbows into the midsection of Kassidy. Kassidy clotheslines Jungle Boy. Kassidy sends Jungle Boy to the corner. Kassidy tags in Quen. Quen with clubbing shoulder blocks. Private Party is mauling Jungle Boy in the corner. Quen whips Jungle Boy across the ring. Quen scores the elbow knockdown. Quen kicks Jungle Boy in the chest. Quen hammers down on Jungle Boy’s throat. Jungle Boy decks Quen with a JawBreaker. Quen stops Jungle Boy in his tracks. Quen drives Jungle Boy back first into the turnbuckles. Quen tags in Kassidy. Double Irish Whip. Jungle Boy dropkicks Quen off Kassidy’s back. Jungle Boy creates distance with The Rebound Lariat. Jungle Boy tags in Luchasaurus.

Luchasaurus is throwing haymakers at Kassidy. Luchasaurus unloads two knife edge chops. Luchasaurus launches Kassidy to the corner. Luchasaurus with a Back Body Drop. Luchasaurus sends Kassidy chest first into the canvas. Luchasaurus with a Double Inside Out Lariat. Luchasaurus is fired up. Luchasaurus applies a front face lock. Luchasaurus tags in Jungle Boy. Luchasaurus slaps Kassidy in the chest. Jungle Boy goes for The Assisted SuperPlex, but Kassidy blocks it. Quen with an Apron Enzuigiri. Kassidy drills Jungle Boy with The Doomsday Destroyer for a two count. Quen with The SpringBoard Missile Dropkick. Kassidy with The SpringBoard Stunner. Quen delivers The Shooting Star Press to the outside. Kassidy talks smack to Jungle Boy. Kassidy slaps Jungle Boy in the face. Luchasaurus denies The Silly String. Luchasaurus with The Tail Whip. Jurassic Express connects with The Tombstone Cutter for a two count. The referee gets distracted by Hardy. Hardy throws Marko Stunt off the apron. Kassidy rolls Jungle Boy over with a handful of tights for a two count. Kassidy is displaying his frustration. Kassidy tags in Quen. Private Party goes for Gin N Juice, but Jungle Boy counters with The Tornado DDT. Jungle Boy sends Quen face first into the right boot of Luchasaurus. Jurassic Express plants Quen with The Assisted SitOut PowerBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: (33-10) The Jurassic Express via Pinfall 

Second Match: (10-0) Jade Cargill w/Mark Sterling vs. (0-2) Kiera Hogan

Hogan talks smack to Cargill after the bell rings. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cargill shoves Hogan into the canvas. Hogan rocks Cargill with a forearm smash. Hogan kicks the left hamstring of Cargill. Hogan with The Roundhouse Kick. Hogan with a corner clothesline. Cargill nails Hogan with The Pump Kick. Cargill connects with The Jaded to pickup the victory.

Winner: (11-0) Jade Cargill via Pinfall 

Third Match: (43-9-1) Jon Moxley w/Eddie Kingston vs. (2-6) Daniel Garcia w/2.0

Moxley backs Garcia into the turnbuckles. Moxley repeatedly stomps on Garcia’s chest. Moxley is choking Garcia with his boot. Moxley with The Back Drop Driver. Following a snap mare takeover, Moxley with The PK. Moxley unloads Two Mid-Kicks. Garcia dropkicks the left knee of Moxley. Garcia scores the ankle pick. Garcia hyperextends the left leg of Moxley. Garcia kicks out the legs of Moxley. Garcia drives his knee into the left leg of Moxley. Garcia applies The Ankle Lock. Garcia repeatedly drops his elbow on the left knee of Moxley. Moxley applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Garcia transitions into a ground and pound attack. Garcia with a knife edge chop. Moxley kicks Garcia in the face. Moxley ducks a clothesline from Garcia. Moxley with Two Snap German Suplex’s. Garcia with another ankle pick.

Garcia goes back to The Ankle Lock. Moxley grabs the bottom rope which force the break. The referee admonishes Garcia. Moxley clotheslines Garcia. Forearm Exchange. Moxley with clubbing headbutts. Moxley rocks Garcia with a forearm smash. Moxley hits The X-Plex. Garcia denies The Death Rider. Garcia applies The Sharpshooter. Moxley makes Garcia tap out to The Bulldog Choke. After the match, 2.0 and Garcia attacks Moxley and Eddie Kingston. Darby Allin and Sting storms into the ring to make the save. Kingston with The Spinning Back Fist. Moxley connects with The Death Rider. Double Irish Whip. Sting with The Double Stinger Splash. Sting plants Parker with The Scorpion Death Drop. Allin lands The Double Coffin Drop to close the show.

Winner: (44-9-1) Jon Moxley via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez