AEW Rampage Results (9/16/22): Samoa Joe vs. Josh Woods

AEW Rampage
September 16, 2022
MVP Arena
Albany, 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: (64-24-1) Darby Allin vs. (41-19) Matt Hardy

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Hardy with two shoulder blocks. Allin applies a side headlock. Allin with a side headlock takeover. Hardy works on the left wrist of Allin. Allin drop steps into a side headlock. Allin with another side headlock takeover. Hardy with a gut punch. Hardy goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Allin lands back on his feet. Hardy drops Allin with shoulder tackle. Hardy wants to DELETE Allin. Allin with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Allin sends Hardy tumbling to the floor. Allin goes for a Suicide Dive, but Hardy counters with a straight right hand. Hardy applies a front face lock. Allin drives Hardy back first into the steel ring steps. Allin rolls Hardy back into the ring. Allin goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Hardy ducks out of the way. Hardy with forearm shivers across the back of Allin. Hardy PowerBombs Allin into the steel ring post. Hardy wraps Allin’s back around the ring post. Hardy repeatedly drives his shoulder into Allin’s back. Hardy repeatedly whips Allin into the turnbuckles. Hardy with a Pop Up PowerBomb for a two count. Hardy continues to dish out forearms across the back of Allin. Allin decks Hardy with two back elbow smashes.

Allin dives over Hardy. Hardy catches Allin in mid-air. Allin with a single leg takedown. Allin with a jackknife cover for a two count. Allin kicks Hardy in the face. Allin with Two Coffin Splashes. Hardy reverses out of the irish whip from Allin. Hardy hits The Side Effect for a two count. Hardy delivers another Side Effect. Hardy poses for the crowd. Hardy goes for The Twist Of Fate, but Allin counters with a backslide cover for a two count. Hardy kicks Allin in the gut. Hardy goes for a BrainBuster, but Allin lands back on his feet. Allin with The Scorpion Death Drop. Hardy with clubbing blows to Allin’s back. Hardy connects with The Razor’s Edge for a two count. Hardy goes for a MoonSault, but Allin ducks out of the way. Allin with The CodeRed for a two count. Allin plants Hardy with The Last Supper to pickup the victory. After the match, The House Of Black gangs up on Hardy. Brody King challenges to Sting and Darby Allin to a No DQ Match at Rampage: Grand Slam.

Winner: (65-24-1) Darby Allin via Pinfall 

Second Match: (36-21) Penelope Ford w/Kip Sabian vs. (6-12) Willow Nightingale 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ford drives her knee into the midsection of Nightingale. Ford with forearm shivers. Ford pie faces Nightingale. Nightingale drops Ford with a shoulder tackle. Nightingale flexes her muscles. Ford drops down on the canvas. Nightingale grabs a side headlock. Nightingale transitions into a wrist lock. Ford backs Nightingale into the ropes. Ford kicks Nightingale in the gut. Ford whips Nightingale across the ring. Ford goes for a Hip Toss, but Nightingale counters with a cradle cover for a two count. Nightingale with an inside cradle for a two count. Nightingale goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Ford holds onto the ropes. Nightingale blocks a boot from Ford. Nightingale ducks a clothesline from Ford. Nightingale with a knife edge chop. Nightingale bodyslams Ford. Nightingale with a Diving Crossbody Block for a two count.

Nightingale applies a waist lock. Ford with two sharp elbow strikes. Nightingale whips Ford across the ring. Ford avoids The Pounce. Ford dropkicks the back of Nightingale. Ford with a Slingshot Double Knee Drop on the ring apron. Ford repeatedly slams Nightingale’s head on the apron. Ford drives Nightingale face first into the steel ring post. Ford rolls Nightingale back into the ring. Ford with a Back Handspring Elbow. Ford starts licking Nightingale’s forehead. Ford kicks Nightingale in the face for a one count. Nightingale with heavy bodyshots. Nightingale drops Ford with a NeckBreaker. Nightingale goes for a Running Senton Splash, but Ford ducks out of the way. Ford is raining down haymakers. Ford applies a rear chin lock.

Ford sends Nightingale face first into the middle rope. Ford uses the middle rope as a weapon. Ford kicks Nightingale in the ribs. Ford drives Nightingale throat first into the middle rope for a two count. Ford applies the bow and arrow stretch. Nightingale with a Running Hip Attack. Nightingale with a corner clothesline. Nightingale follows that with a Running Boot. Nightingale whips Ford across the ring. Nightingale hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Ford fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Ford ducks a clothesline from Nightingale. Ford drops Nightingale with The Cutter for a two count. Ford dives over Nightingale. Nightingale delivers The Pounce into the ropes. Ford kicks Nightingale in the face. Nightingale with the backslide cover for a two count. Ford nails Nightingale with The Pump Kick. Ford with a Face Plant. Ford makes Nightingale tap out to The Muta Lock.

Winner: (37-21) Penelope Ford via Submission 

Third Match: (30-10) Ethan Page w/Stokely Hathaway vs. (4-3) Danhausen

Danhausen is playing mind games with Page. Danhausen ducks a clothesline from Page. Danhausen goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Page holds onto the ropes. Page drops Danhausen with The Big Boot. Page transitions into a ground and pound attack. Page mocks Danhausen. Page kicks Danhausen in the face. Page talks smack to Danhausen. Danhausen slaps Page in the face. Page with a running shoulder tackle. Page connects with The Ego’s Edge to pickup the victory.

Winner: (31-10) Ethan Page via Pinfall 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite

– Keith Lee & Shane Strickland (c) vs. The Acclaimed w/Billy Gunn For The AEW World Tag Team Championship

– PAC (c) vs. Orange Cassidy For The AEW All-Atlantic Championship

– Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Chris Jericho For The ROH World Championship

– Toni Storm (c) vs. Britt Baker w/Rebel vs. Athena vs. Serena Deeb In A Fatal Four Way Match For The Interim AEW Women’s World Championship

– Bryan Danielson vs. Jon Moxley For The Vacated AEW World Championship

Fourth Match: (5-1) Samoa Joe (c) vs. (9-4) Josh Woods w/Mark Sterling & Tony Nese For The ROH World Television Championship

Ian Riccaboni joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Joe backs Woods into the ropes. That leads us to a quick shoving contest. Woods applies a wrist lock. Woods with a waist lock go-behind. Woods grapples around Joe. Stalemate in the corner. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Side Headlock Exchange. Joe applies the cravate. Forearm Exchange. Joe unloads a flurry of right jabs. Woods blocks The HeadButt. Woods with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Woods drives Joe shoulder first into the top rope. Nese slams the left shoulder of Joe on the top rope. Woods hooks the inside leg for a one count. Woods applies an arm-bar. Woods transitions into a hammerlock. Woods goes into the lateral press for a one count. Woods applies a Modified Cobra Clutch. Joe dishes out more jabs. Woods drives his knee into the midsection of Joe. Woods uppercuts the left shoulder of Joe. Joe drops Woods with a shoulder tackle. Woods answers with a Pump Kick.

Woods wraps the left shoulder of Joe around the middle rope. Woods brings Joe down to the mat. Woods applies a top wrist lock. Joe HeadButts Woods. Following a snap mare takeover, Joe back chops Woods. Joe with a Mid-Kick. Joe goes for a Running Elbow Drop, but Woods ducks out of the way. Woods applies The Cross-Arm-Breaker. Joe rolls Woods over for a two count. Woods with another Pump Kick. Woods applies a hammerlock. Woods with heavy bodyshots. Joe applies The Sleeper Hold. Woods hyperextends the left shoulder of Joe. Woods hits The Saito Suplex for a two count. Joe chops Woods. Joe with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Joe with a Running Boot. Joe follows that with a Running Senton Splash for a two count. Woods continues to work on the left shoulder of Joe. Joe reverses out of the irish whip from Woods. Joe Powerslams Woods for a two count.

Joe puts Woods on the top turnbuckle. Joe goes for The Muscle Buster, but Sterling gets in the way. Woods rolls Joe over for a two count. Woods with a Pump Knee Strike. Woods with a Spinning Knee Lift for a two count. Joe with clubbing blows to Woods back. Woods drives Joe back first into the turnbuckles. Joe drops Woods with The Uranage Slam. Joe knocks Nese off the ring apron. Joe puts Woods on the top turnbuckle. Joe connects with The Muscle Buster to pickup the victory. After the match, Nese attacks Joe from behind. Nese repeatedly stomps on Joe’s chest. Nese and Woods gangs up on Joe. Sterling grabs the ROH TV Title. Wardlow comes down to the ring to make the save. Wardlow gets Sterling position for The PowerBomb Symphony. Nese pulls Sterling out of the ring. Joe stands tall with Wardlow to close the show.

Winner: Still ROH World Television Champion, (6-1) Samoa Joe via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez