AEW Rampage Results (3/18/22): Keith Lee vs. Max Caster

AEW Rampage
March 18, 2022
Freeman Coliseum
San Antonio, Texas

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Chris Jericho, TAZ and Ricky Starks)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (56-19-1) Darby Allin w/Sting vs. (37-18) The Butcher w/The Blade & The Bunny

Allin sticks and moves after the bell rings. Allin with forearm shivers. Butcher shoves Allin. Allin with a Shotgun Dropkick. Allin with two coffin splashes. Butcher drives Allin back first into the turnbuckles. Butcher with heavy bodyshots. Butcher rocks Allin with a forearm smash. Butcher sends Allin tumbling to the floor. Allin regroups on the outside. Allin slaps Butcher in the face. Allin lures Butcher to the outside. Allin lands The Suicide Dive. Allin stomps on the left hand of Butcher. Allin with combination palm strikes. Butcher catches Allin in mid-air. Butcher punches Allin in the back. Butcher with a BackBreaker. Butcher with a Lifting Lariat for a two count. Allin starts biting Butcher’s fingers. Butcher with forearm shivers. Allin continues to go after Butcher’s fingers. Butcher stomps on the midsection of Allin. Butcher slams Allin’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Butcher clotheslines Allin for a two count. Butcher stomps on Allin’s chest. Butcher with a Swinging Toss. Blade talks smack to Allin. Butcher kicks Allin off the ring apron. Butcher is choking Allin with his boot.

Butcher with an Inside Out Lariat on the floor. Butcher has a quick stare down with Sting. Butcher punches Allin in the back. Butcher slams Allin’s head on the steel ring post. Butcher rolls Allin back into the ring. Butcher with three corner clotheslines. Allin kicks Butcher in the face. Butcher with a double leg takedown in mid-air. Butcher PowerBombs Allin. Butcher applies The Texas Cloverleaf. Allin grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Butcher goes for The Apron Bomb, but Allin lands back on his feet. Allin jumps on Butcher’s back. Butcher backs Allin into the ring post. Butcher repeatedly swings Allin against the steel barricade and the steel ring stairs. Allin avoids The Running Knee Strike. Allin hits The CodeRed on the floor. Allin delivers The Coffin Drop to the outside. Butcher was unable to break up the referee’s ten count. After the match, The AFO walks down to the ring. The AFO gangs up on Sting and Allin. The Hardy Boyz storms into the ring to make the save. Matt Hardy challenges The AFO to an 8-Man Texas Tornado Tag Team Match.

Winner: (57-19-1) Darby Allin via Count-Out 

Second Match: (34-13) Leyla Hirsch vs. (46-21) Red Velvet 

Hirsch and Velvet starts brawling on the ramp way before the bell rings. Standing Switch Exchange. Velvet with a Vertical Suplex on the ramp. Velvet rolls Hirsch back into the ring. Velvet with a Running Meteora. Velvet with The Standing MoonSault for a two count. Hirsch answers with a gut punch. Hirsch launches Velvet to the corner. Hirsch with forearm shivers. Hirsch with a knife edge chop. Hirsch sends Velvet to the corner. Velvet decks Hirsch with a back elbow smash. Velvet with a combination bodyshots in the corner. Velvet repeatedly stomps on Hirsch’s chest. Velvet transitions into a corner mount. Hirsch knocks Velvet off the middle turnbuckle.

Hirsch repeatedly stomps on Velvet’s chest. Hirsch kicks Velvet in the chest. Hirsch sweeps out the legs of Velvet for a one count. Hirsch and Velvet are trading back and forth shots. Hirsch puts her knee on the back of Velvet’s neck. Hirsch is putting the boots to Velvet in the corner. Hirsch starts choking Velvet with her boot. Hirsch flexes her muscles. Hirsch is mauling Velvet in the corner. Hirsch uses the middle rope as a weapon. Hirsch kicks Velvet in the back. Hirsch talks smack to Velvet. Hirsch punches Velvet in the back. Hirsch with forearm shivers. Hirsch with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Velvet is displaying her fighting spirit.

Velvet kicks Hirsch in the gut. Hirsch with a running forearm smash. Hirsch with a wrist lock takedown. Hirsch has complete control of the matching during the commercial break. Velvet with a flying hair takedown. Velvet with a diving clothesline Velvet ducks a clothesline from Hirsch. Velvet delivers her combination offense. Velvet drops Hirsch with The Cazadora Bulldog for a two count. Velvet goes for The Spinning Heel Kick, but Hirsch counters with The Cradle Suplex. Hirsch with a Deadlift German Suplex. Hirsch applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Velvet puts her foot on the bottom rope which forces the break. Velvet dodges The Pump Kick. Velvet kicks Hirsch out of the ring. Hirsch slams the left shoulder of Velvet on the ring apron. Kris Statlander snatches the turnbuckle connector away from Hirsch. Velvet with a German Suplex. Velvet connects with The Windmill Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: (47-21) Red Velvet via Pinfall 

Third Match: (1-0) The House Of Black vs. (15-12) Bear Country & (10-52) Fuego Del Sol In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Malakai Black and Bear Bronson will start things off. Black sweeps out the legs of Bronson. Black applies an arm-bar. Bronson drives his knee into the midsection of Black. Bronson with a forearm smash. Bronson punches Black in the back. Bronson tags in Del Sol. Black drops Bronson with The Roundhouse Kick. Black blocks a boot from Del Sol. Black with a Back Heel Trip. Black with a Rising Knee Strike to Boulder. Boulder tumbles to the floor. Del Sol tags in Bronson. Black with a deep arm-drag. Black applies a wrist lock. Matthews tags himself in. Matthews with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Matthews tells Bronson to bring it. Matthews delivers his combination offense. Matthews with The Swinging Arm-Ringer. Matthews taunts Bronson.

King tags himself in. Matthews kicks the left shoulder of Bronson. King with a Senton Splash. King whips Bronson across the ring. Bronson holds onto the ropes. King clotheslines Bronson over the top rope. Del Sol made the blind tag. Del Sol with an Apron Enzuigiri. King answers with a mid-air forearm smash. King knocks Bronson off the ring apron. Simultaneous tag to Matthews. King kicks Boulder in the chest. Matthews kicks the back of Boulder’s left knee. Black with The Mid-Kick. House Of Black demolishes Boulder. Del Sol delivers The Missile Dropkick. Del Sol is displaying his fighting spirit. Del Sol with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Black. Matthews applies a waist lock. Del Sol decks Matthews with a back elbow smash. Del Sol ducks a clothesline from King. Matthews nails Del Sol with The V-Trigger. King lands The Suicide Dive. Black with The Orihara MoonSault. Matthews connects with Murphy’s Law to pickup the victory.

Winner: (2-0) The House Of Black via Pinfall 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite 

– MJF Speaks

– Chris Jericho & Daniel Garcia w/The Jericho Appreciation Society vs. The Dark Order (Alex Reynolds & John Silver)

– Darby Allin, Sting and The Hardy Boyz vs. Private Party, The Butcher and The Blade In A 8-Man Tag Team Tornado Match

Fourth Match: (3-1) Keith Lee vs. (49-23) Max Caster w/Anthony Bowens 

Powerhouse Hobbs joins the commentary team for this match. Lee is playing mind games with Caster after the bell rings. Caster side steps the collar and elbow tie up. Caster is doing jumping jacks in the corner. Caster shoves Lee. Caster taunts Lee. Lee applies the greco roman knuckle lock. Lee lifts Caster up in the air. Caster uppercuts Lee. Caster dropkicks Lee. Lee with two shoulder blocks. Caster clings onto the top rope. Caster rocks Lee with a forearm smash. Caster repeatedly kicks Lee in the face. Lee leapfrogs over Caster. Lee drops down on the canvas. Caster holds onto the ropes. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Lee blocks a boot from Caster. Lee with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Lee stares at Hobbs who’s standing on the stage. Caster dropkicks Lee to the floor. Caster is throwing haymakers at Lee. Caster tries to slam Lee’s head on the steel ring steps. Lee drives his elbow into the midsection of Caster. Lee slams Caster’s head on the ring apron. Caster with three haymakers.

Lee answers with a forearm smash. Lee pulls Caster out of the ring. Lee HeadButts Caster. Lee delivers The Grizzly Magnum. Lee rolls Caster back into the ring. Lee gets distracted by Bowens. Caster with a SpringBoard Coast to Coast Dropkick for a one count. Caster is putting the boots to Lee. Caster with clubbing crossfaces. Caster poses for the crowd. Lee fires back with another Grizzly Mangum. Caster with a low dropkick for a two count. Caster stands on the back of Lee’s neck. Bowens attacks Lee behind the referee’s back. Caster with a Seated Senton. Caster dishes out a series of crossfaces. Caster jumps on Lee’s back. Caster with a knife edge chop. Lee delivers The Pounce. Lee levels Caster with The Body Avalanche. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Caster kicks the left knee of Lee. Caster kicks Lee in the chest. Caster SuperKicks Lee. Lee fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Lee with a forearm smash. Lee with a Discus Back Elbow Smash. Lee HeadButts Caster. Lee nails Caster with Grizzly Magnum. Lee connects with The Big Bang Catastrophe to pickup the victory. After the match, Team TAZ and The Acclaimed gangs up on Lee. Shane Strickland storms into the ring with a steel chair to make the save to close the show.

Winner: (4-1) Keith Lee via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez