AEW Rampage Results (4/29/22): Darby Allin vs. Shane Strickland

AEW Rampage
April 29, 2022
The Liacouras Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (59-20-1) Darby Allin w/Sting vs. (3-2) Shane Strickland In Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifying Match

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Strickland backs Allin into the turnbuckles. Allin avoids the leaping side kick. Wrist Lock Exchange. Allin goes for a deep arm-drag, but Strickland lands back on his feet. Strickland with a Headscissors Takeover. Strickland goes for a deep arm-drag, but Allin counters with a side headlock. Allin applies a hammerlock. Strickland dumps Allin out of the ring. Strickland dives out of the ring. Allin drops Strickland with The Flipping Stunner on the floor for a two count. Allin goes for a Suicide Dive, but Strickland counters with a Pump Knee Strike. Strickland nails Allin with The Pump Kick. Strickland rolls Allin back into the ring. Strickland goes into the lateral press for a two count. Strickland taunts Sting.

Strickland applies a wrist lock. Strickland kicks Allin in the chest. Strickland sends Allin to the corner. Strickland with a Running Uppercut. Following a snap mare takeover, Strickland with a flying uppercut across the back of Allin’s neck for a two count. Strickland applies an arm-bar. Strickland with a straight right hand. Strickland is choking Allin with his boot. Allin applies The Knee Bar. Strickland repeatedly kicks Allin in the back. Strickland unloads a flurry of strikes. Strickland with a Deadlift Vertical Suplex for a two count. Strickland drags Allin to the corner. Allin avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Allin lunges over Strickland. Allin hits The Code Red for a two count. Allin goes for The Coffin Drop, but Strickland gets his knees up in the air. Strickland delivers The House Call for a two count. Strickland with a Vertical Suplex to the floor. Strickland gets distracted by Ricky Starks. Starks backs away from Sting. Allin scores the ankle pick. Allin connects with The Last Supper to pickup the victory.

Winner: (60-20-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall 

Second Match: (30-0) Jade Cargill, (50-22) Red Velvet, (6-7) Kiera Hogan w/Mark Sterling vs. (9-21) Skye Blue, (0-9) Willow Nightingale, (0-1) Trish Adora In A 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Jade Cargill and Skye Blue will start things off. Cargill is not impressed with Blue. Velvet tags herself in. Velvet punches Nightingale. Blue with clubbing blows to Velvet’s back. Velvet with a Leg Lariat. Velvet slams Blue’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Velvet with heavy bodyshots. Velvet repeatedly stomps on Blue’s chest. Velvet is choking Blue with her boot. Velvet tags in Hogan. Hogan with a Sliding Dropkick.

Blue avoids The Leg Drop. Blue SuperKicks Hogan for a one count. Nightingale delivers The Pounce. Misfired SuperKicks. Hogan with The Roundhouse Kick. Blue tags in Adora. Hogan kicks the left knee of Adora. Hogan with a Guillotine Leg Drop. Hogan applies a front face lock. Cargill tags herself in. Cargill nails Adora with The Pump Kick. Velvet Spears Blue. Hogan dropkicks Nightingale. Cargill connects with The Jaded to pickup the victory.

Winner: (31-0) Jade Cargill, (51-22) Red Velvet, (7-7) Kiera Hogan via Pinfall 

Third Match: (6-2) Keith Lee vs. (48-5) Colten Gunn w/Austin Gunn

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lee backs Colten into the turnbuckles. Colten shoves Lee. Colten with forearm shivers. Colten slaps Lee in the chest. Lee launches Colten to the corner. Lee with heavy bodyshots. Lee delivers Grizzly Magnum. Lee whips Colten across the ring. Lee catches Colten in mid-air. Lee with The Snake Eyes. Austin trips Lee from the outside. Lee decks Colten with a back elbow smash. Austin slams Lee’s head on the top rope behind the referee’s back. Colten dropkicks Lee to the floor. Lee throws Austin into the steel barricade. Colten attacks Lee from behind. Colten targets the midsection of Lee.

Colten slams Lee’s head on the ring apron. Colten rolls Lee back into the ring. Colten slams Lee’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lee with another Grizzly Magnum. Colten punches Lee. Colten repeatedly stomps on Lee’s chest. Colten hugs Austin. Colten slams Lee’s head on another turnbuckle pad. Lee with a palm thrust. Lee with two shoulder tackles. Lee rocks Colten with a forearm smash. Lee with a Big Biel Throw. Lee knocks Austin off the apron. Colten with The Stinger Splash. Colten kicks Lee in the gut. Lee avoids The Famouser. Colten denies The Spirit Bomb. Lee negates The Colt 45. Lee connects with The Big Bang Catastrophe to pickup the victory.

Winner: (7-2) Keith Lee via Pinfall 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite

– The Blackpool Combat Club w/William Regal vs. The AFO (The Butcher, The Blade and Angelico) In A 6-Man Tag Team Match

– Chris Jericho w/The Jericho Appreciation Society vs. Santana w/Ortiz

– Jeff Hardy w/Matt Hardy vs. Bobby Fish w/Kyle O’Reilly In A Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifying Match

– Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Mercedes Martinez (c) For The Unified ROH Women’s World Championship

– Wardlow vs. William Morrissey

Fourth Match: (2-0) Samoa Joe (c) vs. (38-26) Trent Beretta w/Chuck Taylor & Orange Cassidy For The ROH World Television Championship

Ian Riccaboni joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Beretta applies a side headlock. Joe whis Beretta across the ring. Joe drops Beretta with a shoulder tackle. Joe unloads a flurry of right jabs. Joe with a knife edge chop. Joe sends Beretta to the corner. Joe with a running elbow smash. Joe with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Beretta regroups on the outside. Beretta avoids The Suicide Dive. Beretta with a Sliding Knee Strike. Beretta lands The Asai MoonSault. Beretta with two knife edge chops. Joe denies The Tornado DDT. Joe drops Beretta with The Big Boot. Joe rolls Beretta back into the ring.

Joe with two blistering chops. Joe kicks Beretta in the back. Joe with a Leaping Elbow Drop for a one count. Joe continues to jab Beretta. Joe chops the back of Beretta’s neck. Joe applies the cravate. Beretta with elbows into the midsection of Joe. Joe scores the elbow knockdown. Joe mocks Orange Cassidy. Joe HeadButts Beretta. Joe kicks Beretta in the chest. Joe with two more chops. Joe goes back to the cravate. Beretta with elbows into the midsection of Joe. Joe pulls Beretta down to the mat. Joe stomps on Beretta’s chest. Joe with a thunderous chop. Joe goes for a PowerBomb, but Beretta lands back on his feet. Beretta dropkicks Joe to the floor. Beretta with a Diving Dropkick through the ropes. Beretta with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside.

Beretta follows that with a chop/forearm combination. Beretta ducks a clothesline from Joe. Beretta with The Back Drop Driver. Beretta with a running forearm smash. Beretta hits The Tornado DDT for a two count. Joe PowerBombs Beretta for a two count. Joe applies The STF. Beretta slaps Joe in the chest. Joe clotheslines Beretta. Joe goes for The Muscle Buster, but Beretta rolls him over for a two count. Beretta with a running knee. Joe responds with The Uranage Slam. Joe makes Beretta pass out to The Rear Naked Choke. After the match, Joe shakes hands with Beretta. Joe’s post match interview with Tony Schiavone got interrupted by Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh. Cassidy with lethargic kicks to Singh. Lethal delivers a blindshot. That leads us to a pier six brawl to close the show.

Winner: Still ROH World Television Champion, (3-0) Samoa Joe via Referee Stoppage 

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Author: Josh Lopez