AEW Rampage Results (9/9/22): Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dax Harwood

AEW Rampage
September 9, 2022
Key Bank Center
Buffalo, New York

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Chris Jericho, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcers: Justin Roberts & Bobby Cruise 

Transcription by Josh Lopez 

First Match: (50-30) Sammy Guevara w/Taynara Conti vs. (64-23-1) Darby Allin In A First Round Match In The Vacated AEW World Championship Tournament 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Guevara backs Allin into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Palm Strike Exchange. Guevara with rapid fire haymakers. Allin with a double leg takedown for a one count. Allin applies a side headlock. Allin with a side headlock takeover. Guevara whips Allin across the ring. Guevara leapfrogs and backflips over Allin. Allin with a double leg takedown/jackknife hold combination for a two count. Allin applies The Gory Stretch. Allin transitions into a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Guevara grabs the bottom rope which forces the break. Allin with Two Coffin Splashes. Guevara side steps Allin into the turnbuckles. Guevara with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Guevara chops Allin. Guevara puts Allin on the top turnbuckle. Guevara and Allin are trading back and forth shots. Guevara with a Leaping Boot. Guevara with The SuperPlex. Guevara goes for Three Amigos, but Allin counters with a Vertical Suplex on the floor.

Conti stops Allin in his tracks. Allin goes for The Suicide Dive, but Guevara counters with a Cutter on the floor. Guevara makes out with Conti. Guevara stares at the AEW World Title. Guevara rolls Allin back into the ring. Guevara hooks the outside leg for a two count. Guevara applies a rear chin lock. Guevara stomps on Allin’s face. Guevara with a cocky cover for a one count. Guevara applies a rear chin lock. Guevara with clubbing blows to Allin’s back. Guevara goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Allin lands back on his feet. Guevara SuperKicks Allin. Allin avoids The Shooting Star Press. Allin hits The CodeRed for a two count. Guevara regroups on the outside. Allin gets distracted by Conti. Guevara with a Flying Side Kick off the steel ring steps. Guevara tosses Allin back inside the ring. Guevara starts losing his focus.

Allin with a Cannonball Senton through the ropes. Allin rolls Guevara back into the ring. Allin goes into the lateral press for a two count. Allin applies The Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Allin starts bending Guevara’s fingers. Allin removes Guevara’s wedding ring. Allin stomps on the left hand of Guevara. Guevara drops Allin with a Pump Knee Strike. Guevara retrieves the wedding ring. Guevara gives the Buffalo crowd the middle finger salute. Guevara with a running shoulder block. Guevara with an Apron Enzuigiri. Guevara follows that with The Double SpringBoard Cutter for a two count. Guevara drags Allin to the corner. Guevara goes for The Coffin Drop, but Allin ducks out of the way. The referee gets distracted by Anna Jay. Guevara delivers a low blow. Guevara PowerBombs Allin into the skateboard. Guevara connects with The GTH to pickup the victory.

Winner: (51-30) Sammy Guevara via Pinfall 

Second Match: (33-7) Serena Deeb vs. (1-2) Madison Rayne 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Deeb applies a side headlock. Deeb transitions into a hammerlock. Deeb scores the ankle pick. Rayne answers with an up kick. Test Of Strength. Deeb with a wrist lock takedown. Rayne with a deep arm-drag. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Deeb. Deeb denies The Cross Rayne. Deeb kicks Rayne in the gut. Deeb goes for The Detox, but Rayne counters with a Back Drop Clutch for a two count. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Deeb talks smack to Rayne.

Quick shoving contest. Deeb clotheslines Rayne. Deeb transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deeb kicks the middle rope into Rayne’s face. Deeb uppercuts Rayne. Deeb with The Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count. Deeb toys around with Rayne. Rayne rolls Deeb over for a two count. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Deeb. Rayne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rayne with a chop/forearm combination. Rayne follows that with a Sliding Lariat for a two count. Rayne applies a front face lock. Deeb sends Rayne face first into the canvas. Deeb repeatedly slams the left knee of Rayne on the canvas. Deeb makes Rayne tap out to The Serenity Lock.

Winner: (34-7) Serena Deeb via Submission 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite 

– Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Jericho In A Semi-Final Round Match In The Vacated AEW World Championship Tournament 

– Toni Storm & Hikaru Shida vs. Britt Baker & Serena Deeb w/Rebel 

– Jon Moxley vs. Sammy Guevara In A Semi-Final Round Match In The Vacated AEW World Championship Tournament 

Third Match: (6-1) Claudio Castagnoli (c) w/William Regal vs. (48-17-1) Dax Harwood For The ROH World Championship 

Caprice Coleman joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Castagnoli backs Harwood into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Strong lockup. Castagnoli applies a side headlock. Harwood whips Castagnoli across the ring. Castagnoli drops Harwood with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Castagnoli grabs a side headlock. Harwood sends Castagnoli into the ropes. Harwood drops down on the canvas. Castagnoli goes for a bodyslam, but Harwood lands back on his feet. Harwood with The O’Connor Roll for a two count. Harwood with an inside cradle for a one count. Harwood follows that with a side headlock. Castagnoli answers with a headscissors neck lock. Castagnoli bridges out of a pinning predicament. Castagnoli goes for a backslide cover, but Harwood blocks it. Castagnoli with a forearm smash. Chop/Uppercut Exchange. Short-Arm Reversal by Harwood. Harwood with a short-arm clothesline. Castagnoli with a Vertical Suplex to the floor. Castagnoli rolls Harwood back into the ring.

Castagnoli uppercuts Harwood. Harwood unloads two knife edge chops. Harwood uppercuts Castagnoli. Harwood applies a hammerlock. Harwood with a Hammerlock Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Harwood goes for a rear chin lock, but Castagnoli counters with a hammerlock. Harwood transitions into a front face lock. Castagnoli backs Harwood into the turnbuckles. Castagnoli applies a wrist lock. Castagnoli whips Harwood into the turnbuckles. Castagnoli with an elbow drop. Castagnoli dumps Harwood out of the ring. Castagnoli hammers down on the back of Harwood. Castagnoli has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Harwood chops Castagnoli. Forearm Exchange. Castagnoli drives his knee into the midsection of Harwood. Castagnoli sends Harwood back first into the steel ring post. Castagnoli with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Castagnoli rolls Harwood back into the ring.

Castagnoli and Harwood are trading back and forth shots. Castagnoli with three toe kicks. Castagnoli whips Harwood across the ring. Castagnoli applies the abdominal stretch. Harwood with a Hip Toss. Castagnoli clotheslines Harwood for a two count. Castagnoli uppercuts Harwood. Castagnoli puts Harwood on the top turnbuckle. Castagnoli HeadButts Harwood. Harwood with a chop/forearm combination. Harwood with a Diving HeadButt for a two count. Harwood unloads a flurry of left jabs. Castagnoli uppercuts Harwood. Castagnoli goes for The Neutralizer, but Harwood blocks it. Harwood hits The PileDriver for a two count. Harwood ascends to the top turnbuckle. Castagnoli with two uppercuts. Castagnoli with The SuperPlex for a two count. Harwood regroups on the outside. Harwood with a chop/forearm combination. Harwood rolls Castagnoli back into the ring. Harwood with a shoulder block. Harwood goes for The Sunset Flip, but Castagnoli blocks it. Harwood drills Castagnoli with The BrainBuster for a two count.

Harwood goes for a PileDriver, but Castagnoli blocks it. Castagnoli catapults Harwood face first into the ring post. Castagnoli hooks the outside leg for a two count. Castagnoli repeatedly stomps on Harwood’s chest. Castagnoli with three short-arm clotheslines. Second Forearm Exchange. Uppercut Exchange. Castagnoli whips Harwood across the ring. Castagnoli goes for The Pop Up European Uppercut, but Harwood lands back on his feet. Harwood with the backslide cover for a two count. Castagnoli kicks Harwood in the face. Harwood connects with The Slingshot PowerBomb for a two count. Harwood side steps Castagnoli. Harwood with Two German Suplex’s. Harwood punches Castagnoli in the back. Harwood puts Castagnoli on the top turnbuckle. Harwood goes for an Avalanche Belly to Back Suplex, but Castagnoli counters with a Crossbody Block. Harwood rolls Castagnoli over for a two count. Second Uppercut Exchange. Castagnoli delivers The Giant Swing. Castagnoli applies The Sharpshooter. Castagnoli goes for The Lebel Lock, but Harwood counters with The Sharpshooter. Castagnoli repeatedly kicks Harwood in the face. Castagnoli with forearm shivers. Castagnoli is raining down 12×6 elbows. Castagnoli makes Harwood tap out to The Sharpshooter.

Winner: Still ROH World Champion, (7-1) Claudio Castagnoli via Submission 

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Author: Josh Lopez