AEW Rampage Results (10/8/21): Ricky Starks vs. Brian Cage

AEW Rampage
October 8, 2021
The Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, TAZ and Chris Jericho)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (2-0) CM Punk vs. (7-8) Daniel Garcia w/2.0 

Test Of Strength. Punk has the leverage advantage for multiple two counts. Punk applies a straight jacket hold. Punk transitions into a rear chin lock. Garcia applies the cravate. Garcia grabs a side headlock. Punk reverses the hold. Garcia whips Punk across the ring. Punk drops Garcia with a shoulder tackle. Garcia regroups in the corner. Punk with a single leg takedown. Punk applies The Heel Hook. Garcia grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Garcia scrambles to the corner. Garcia is getting flustered. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Garcia backs Punk into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Garcia with a knife edge chop. Punk slaps Garcia in the face. Punk with Two Bodyslams. Punk goes for a third bodyslam, but Garcia lands back on his feet. Garcia with a forearm shot across the back of Punk. Garcia repeatedly stomps on Punk’s chest. Punk decks Garcia with a back elbow smash. Punk goes for The GTS, but 2.0 gets in the way.

Garcia slams the right leg of Punk on the ring apron. 2.0 repeatedly wraps the right leg of Punk around the steel ring post behind the referee’s back. Garcia mocks Punk. Garcia wraps the right leg of Punk around the ring post. Garcia applies The Ring Post Heel Hook. The referee admonishes Garcia. Garcia uppercuts Punk. Garcia rolls Punk back into the ring. Garcia dropkicks the right knee of Punk for a one count. Garcia with two elbow drops on the right knee of Punk. Garcia applies a leg lock. Garcia pie faces Punk. Punk HeadButts Garcia. Garcia applies a toe and ankle hold. Garcia denies The Butterfly Suplex. Garcia with a single leg takedown. Garcia hyperextends the right leg of Punk. Garcia hooks the outside leg for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Garcia denies The Spinning Back Kick. Garcia wrenches on the left knee of Punk. Garcia continues to hyperextend the right leg of Punk. Garcia talks smack to Punk. Punk uppercuts Garcia. Punk with forearm shivers. Punk with clubbing shoulder blocks.

Punk goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Garcia lands back on his feet. Garcia delivers the chop block. Garcia repeatedly stomps on the left knee of Punk. Garcia poses for the crowd. Punk avoids The Corner Dropkick. Punk drops Garcia with a knee lift. Garcia with a knife edge chop. Punk with a straight right hand. Second Forearm Exchange. Garcia nails Punk with a throat thrust. Punk answers with The Bionic Elbow. Mongolian Chop Exchange. Double Hamstring Kick. Punk with The Roundhouse Kick for a two count. Punk ducks a clothesline from Garcia. Punk with a Leg Lariat. Punk with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Punk follows that with a Rising Knee Strike. Punk goes for The Short-Arm Clothesline, but Garcia counters with The Olympic Slam for a two count. Garcia is displaying his frustration. Punk is throwing haymakers at Garcia. Punk with a short-arm clothesline. Punk hits The Pepsi Twist for a two count. Punk goes for The GTS, but Garcia lands back on his feet. Garcia applies The Sharpshooter. Punk kicks Garcia into Matt Lee. Punk shoves Garcia into Jeff Parker. Punk with The Flying Crossbody Block to the outside. Punk rolls Garcia back into the ring. Punk with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Punk connects with The Spike PileDriver. Punk makes Garcia tap out to The Anaconda Vice.

Winner: (3-0) CM Punk via Submission 

Second Match: (30-11) The Lucha Brothers (c) w/Alex Abrahantes vs. (28-7) The Acclaimed For The AEW World Tag Team Championship 

The Acclaimed attacks The Lucha Brothers before the bell rings. Bowens with a knife edge chop. Bowens sends Pentagon back first into the steel barricade. Caster drives Fenix face first into the steel ring post. Caster rolls Fenix back into the ring. Fenix decks Caster with a JawBreaker. Pentagon tags himself in. Pentagon with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ripcord SuperKick/Roundhouse Kick Combination. Fenix ducks a clothesline from Bowens. Fenix sends Bowens back first into the turnbuckles. Pentagon with a Running Enzuigiri. Fenix with a Rolling Punch. Stereo SuperKicks. Assisted Cazadora Splash. Caster trips Pentagon from the outside. Fenix goes for The Suicide Dive, but Bowens counters with the boom box shot. Pentagon ducks a clothesline from Caster. Pentagon SuperKicks Caster. Pentagon rolls Caster back into the ring. Caster ducks a clothesline from Pentagon. Caster sends Pentagon to the outside. Caster denies The Backstabber. Caster decks Pentagon with a back elbow smash. Pentagon goes for The Roll Through DDT, but Caster counters with The Vertical Suplex for a two count.

Bowens tags himself in. Double Side Russian Leg Sweep. Bowens with a Running Knee Strike. Caster with a Somersault Senton. Bowens hooks the outside leg for a two count. Bowens tags in Caster. Caster is throwing haymakers at Pentagon. Caster tags in Bowens. The Acclaimed kicks Pentagon in the ribs. Double Irish Whip. Pentagon dives over Bowens. Pentagon thrust kicks the midsection of Caster. Pentagon creates distance with The Cazadora DDT. Pentagon tags in Fenix. Fenix kicks Bowens in the gut. Fenix thrust kicks the right knee of Bowens. Bowens denies The Pump Kick. Fenix delivers his combination offense. Fenix side steps Caster into Bowens. Fenix with a SpringBoard Spinning Back Kick. Fenix hits The Roll Through Cutter for a two count. Fenix goes for The Handspring Cutter, but Bowens blocks it. Bowens decks Caster with a back elbow smash. Bowens with a chop/jab combination. SuperKick Exchange. Fenix with a Handspring Double Cutter. Bowens with a forearm smash. Bowens rakes the eyes of Fenix. Bowens with The Rolling Elbow. Bowens with a Twisting Side Slam. Caster prepares for The Mic Drop. Pentagon sends Caster crashing to the outside. Pentagon delivers The What’s Up Spot. Fenix tags in Pentagon. The Lucha Brothers connects with The Assisted Package PileDriver to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still AEW World Tag Team Champions, (31-11) The Lucha Brothers via Pinfall

Third Match: (16-0) Jade Cargill w/Mark Sterling vs. (1-6) Skye Blue 

Cargill flexes her muscles. Blue with a back elbow smash. Blue goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Cargill counters with The Fallaway Slam. Cargill pops back on her feet. Blue kicks Cargill in the face. Cargill avoids The Missile Dropkick. Cargill nails Blue with The Pump Kick. Cargill tugs on Blue’s hair. Cargill with forearm shivers. Cargill denies The Cazadora Bulldog. Cargill connects with The Jaded to pickup the victory. After the match, Cargill repeatedly stomps on Blue’s back. Cargill transitions into a ground and pound attack. Thunder Rosa storms into the ring with a steel chair to make the save. Cargill retreats to the outside.

Winner: (17-0) Jade Cargill via Pinfall 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Rampage & Saturday Night Dynamite 

AEW Rampage 10/15/21 

– CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal

– Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny

– The Inner Circle vs. The Men Of The Year & Junior Dos Santos w/Dan Lambert & Jorge Masvidal In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

AEW Dynamite 10/16/21 

– Malakai Black vs. Dante Martin

– The Lucha Brothers (c) vs. TBD w/Andrade El Idolo For The AAA Tag Team Championship

– Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish

– The Bracket For The AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament Will Be Announced

Fourth Match: (31-7) Ricky Starks (c) vs. (38-9) Brian Cage In A Philadelphia Street Fight For The FTW World Championship 

Starks grabs a steel chair before the bell rings. Cage stops Starks in his tracks. Cage launches Starks to the corner. Cage with four corner clotheslines. Cage repeatedly whips Starks into the turnbuckles. Cage with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Cage delivers multiple chair shots. Cage launches Starks into the front row. Cage with a knife edge chop. Cage whips Starks face first into the steel barricade. Cage poses for the crowd. Cage with a Belly to Back Suplex on the ring apron. Cage throws a garbage can into the ring. Cage denies The Spear. Cage goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Starks lands back on his feet. Starks ducks a clothesline from Cage. Starks attacks Cage with the pool cue. Cage reverses out of the irish whip from Starks. Starks kicks Cage in the gut. Starks drops Cage with The Satellite DDT for a two count.

Starks attacks Cage with a trash can lid. Starks hooks the outside leg for a two count. Starks stomps on the back of Cage’s head. Starks hits the right shoulder of Cage with a lead pipe. Starks drives the pipe into the midsection of Cage. Starks is choking Cage with the pipe. Starks with a Running Boot. Starks talks smack to Cage. Starks wedged a chair in between the turnbuckles. Cage reverses out of the irish whip from Starks. Cage with The Fallaway Toss. Cage with a forearm smash. Cage applies a wrist lock. Cage drives his knee into the midsection of Starks. Starks denies The PowerBomb. Starks with a forearm smash.

Starks wraps a steel chain around his fist. Starks with a running haymaker. Starks with a Trash Can Lid Assisted Leg Drop for a two count for a two count. Starks puts the trash can in front of Cage. Cage SuperKicks Starks. Cage smashes Starks with the trash can. Cage with The PumpHandle FaceBuster on the trash can for a two count. Cage prepares for The Drill Claw. Cage clotheslines Hook. Cage SuperKicks Hobbs. Starks clocks Cage with The FTW World Title. Starks connects with The Spears for a two count. Starks is displaying his frustration. Cage sends Starks face first into the wedged chair. Cage with The Discus Lariat for a two count. Starks is busted open. Cage with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Hobbs. Hook delivers the low blow. Starks connects with The Roshambo to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still FTW World Champion,  (32-7) Ricky Starks via Pinfall

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Author: Josh Lopez