AEW Rampage Results (12/30/22): Shane Strickland vs. Wheeler Yuta

AEW Rampage
December 30, 2022
1stBank Center
Broomfield, Colorado

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Paul Wight and Tony Schiavone)

Ring Announcers: Dasha Gonzalez

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: (81-28-2) Orange Cassidy (c) w/Danhausen vs. (58-34-1) Trent Beretta w/Chuck Taylor For The AEW All-Atlantic Championship 

Kip Sabian joins the commentary team for this match. Nice display of sportsmanship after the bell rings. Beretta whips Cassidy across the ring. Arm-Drag Exchange. Cassidy drop steps into a side headlock. Cassidy with a side headlock takeover. Beretta answers with a headscissors escape. Shoulder Block Exchange. Cassidy drops down on the canvas. Cassidy leapfrogs over Beretta. Misfired Hip Tosses. Beretta deposits Cassidy to the floor. Beretta calls for the hug. Cassidy shoves Beretta out of the ring. Beretta launches Cassidy over the top rope. Danhausen starts putting the boots to Cassidy right in front of the referee. Chuck Taylor blocks The Suicide Dive. Best Friends Hug. Cassidy with a Slingshot Pescado. Cassidy rolls Beretta back into the ring. Cassidy with a Flying Crossbody Block. Cassidy ducks a clothesline from Beretta. Beretta with a cross chop. Beretta dropkicks Cassidy through the ropes. Forearm Exchange. Beretta whips Cassidy into the steel barricade. Cassidy stops Beretta in his tracks. Cassidy avoids The Spear. Pocket Pose.

Cassidy dropkicks Beretta into the barricade. Cassidy pops back on his feet. Cassidy rolls Beretta back into the ring. Beretta has Cassidy perched on the top turnbuckle. Beretta with The SuperPlex. Chop Exchange. Second Forearm Exchange. Cassidy SuperKicks Beretta. Beretta with an Inside Out Lariat. Beretta blocks The Stundog Millionaire. Beretta with The Half & Half Suplex. Cassidy rises back on his feet. Cassidy with The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Counter Fest. Beretta rolls Cassidy over for a two count. Beretta with a running back elbow smash. Cassidy blocks The Tornado DDT. Cassidy drops Beretta with a Spinning DDT. Cassidy with a Diving DDT for a two count. Beretta dodges The Orange Punch. Beretta goes for The Crunchy, but Cassidy counters with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Cassidy rolls under a clothesline from Beretta. Beretta with a Spinning Tombstone PileDriver for a two count. Cassidy repeatedly kicks Beretta in the chest. Beretta hits The Pop Up PileDriver for a two count. Beretta gets distracted by Penelope Ford. Cassidy delivers The Beach Break for a two count. Cassidy connects with The Orange Punch to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still AEW All-Atlantic Champion, (82-28-2) Orange Cassidy via Pinfall 

Second Match: (34-20) Kip Sabian w/Penelope Ford vs. (0-0) Atiba 

Sabian HeadButts Atiba. Atiba reverses out of the irish whip from Sabian. Sabian dives over Atiba. Sabian with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sabian sweeps out the legs of Atiba. Sabian with a Running Cannonball Strike. Sabian with The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Ford gives Sabian, Orange Cassidy’s arm sleeve. Sabian connects with The Orange Punch to pickup the victory.

Winner: (35-20) Kip Sabian via Pinfall 

Third Match: (45-0) Jade Cargill (c) w/Red Velvet & Leila Grey vs. (16-9) Kiera Hogan For The AEW TBS Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Hogan backs Cargill into the turnbuckles. Cargill talks smack to Hogan. Hogan with a waist lock go-behind. Cargill flings Hogan into the canvas. Cargill kicks Hogan in the gut. Cargill goes for The Delayed Vertical Suplex, but Hogan counters with an inside cradle for a one count. Hogan dodges The Pump Kick. Cargill with a back elbow smash. Cargill Chokeslams Hogan. Cargill poses for the crowd. Cargill uppercuts Hogan. Cargill sends Hogan face first into the steel barricade. Cargill kicks Hogan in the chest. Cargill flexes her muscles. Cargill hammers down on the back of Hogan’s neck. Cargill whips Hogan into the barricade. Cargill with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Cargill resets the referee’s ten count. Cargill continues to whip Hogan into the barricade. Cargill rolls Hogan back into the ring. Cargill is picking Hogan apart.

Cargill starts choking Hogan with her boot. Cargill has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Cargill puts Hogan on the top turnbuckle. Cargill applies the greco roman throat hold. The referee admonishes Cargill. Hogan kicks Cargill in the face. Cargill catches Hogan in mid-air. Cargill goes for a Bodyslam, but Hogan lands back on her feet. Hogan ducks a clothesline from Cargill. Cargill nails Hogan with The Pump Kick for a two count. Hogan regroups on the outside. Grey grabs Hogan from behind. Red Velvet prevents Cargill from slapping Hogan. Hogan thrust kicks the midsection of Cargill. SuperKick Exchange. Cargill goes for The Jaded, but Hogan counters with a Bulldog. Hogan with a Running Hip Attack. Hogan with a Roundhouse Kick. Hogan SuperKicks Cargill. Hogan with a Sliding Corner Dropkick. Hogan plays to the crowd. Hogan with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Cargill decks Hogan with a back elbow smash. Cargill connects with The Jaded to pickup the victory. After the match, Velvet walks out on Cargill.

Winner: Still AEW TBS Champion, (46-0) Jade Cargill via Pinfall 

Line Up For Next Weeks AEW Dynamite 

– Bryan Danielson vs. Tony Nese w/Mark Sterling & Josh Woods

– The Acclaimed (c) w/Billy Gunn vs. Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal w/Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh For The AEW World Tag Team Championship

– Shane Strickland w/Mogul Affiliates vs. AR Fox

– Chris Jericho vs. Ricky Starks

– Jade Cargill & Red Velvet w/Leila Grey vs. Kiera Hogan & Skye Blue

– Samoa Joe (c) vs. Darby Allin For The AEW TNT Championship

Fourth Match: (21-6) Shane Strickland w/Mogul Affiliates vs. (36-24) Wheeler Yuta 

Feeling out process after the bell rings. Yuta applies a toe and ankle hold. Hand Fighting Display. Strickland goes for a drop toe hold, but Yuta blocks it. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Yuta applies a wrist lock. Strickland with a single leg takedown. Yuta push kicks Strickland into the ropes. Yuta drops down on the canvas. Yuta leapfrogs over Strickland. Yuta blocks the single leg crab. Yuta dives over Strickland. Yuta bodyslams Strickland. Yuta with a Senton Splash for a one count. Yuta applies a waist lock. Strickland fish hooks Yuta. Strickland with a gut punch. Yuta answers with a forearm smash. Strickland sweeps out the legs of Yuta. Strickland goes for a Roll Through Suplex, but Yuta counters with a high knee strike. Yuta grapevines the legs of Strickland. Yuta applies The Bow and Arrow Stretch. Strickland falls on top of Yuta for a one count. Strickland sends Yuta to the corner. Strickland with a straight right hand. Yuta dropkicks Strickland to the floor. Yuta lands The Suicide Dive. Yuta rolls Strickland back into the ring. Yuta gets distracted by Mogul Affiliates. Strickland kicks Yuta off the ring apron.

Strickland with a Flying Dropkick to the back of Yuta’s left knee. Strickland tosses Yuta back inside the ring. Strickland drops his weight on the left knee of Yuta. Strickland applies a leg lock. Chop Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Strickland with a single leg takedown. Strickland with an Inverted Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Strickland stomps on the left hand of Yuta. Yuta with a chop/forearm combination. Strickland answers with Three Leg Captured BackBreakers for a two count. Strickland applies another leg lock. Yuta with a Headscissors Takeover. Strickland decks Yuta with a back elbow smash. Yuta with Two Back Body Drops. Yuta with an inside cradle for a two count. Yuta side steps Strickland into the turnbuckles. Yuta with a forearm smash.

Yuta slams Strickland’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Yuta with a flying elbow strike. Yuta pops back on his feet. Yuta with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Strickland kicks the left knee of Yuta. Strickland with The Rolling Elbow. Strickland brings Yuta down to the mat. Strickland drills Yuta with The BrainBuster for a two count. Strickland with heavy bodyshots. Strickland kicks Yuta in the face. Yuta ducks a clothesline from Strickland. Standing Switch Exchange. Rollup Exchange. Strickland delivers a big haymaker. Yuta ducks another clothesline from Strickland. Yuta hits The Pain Thriller for a two count. Strickland with a knee lift. Strickland tees off on Yuta in the corner. Strickland dropkicks the left knee of Yuta. Yuta has Strickland perched on the top turnbuckle. Yuta rakes the back of Strickland. Yuta with The SuperPlex. Yuta with hammer elbows. Yuta follows that with The Seat Belt Clutch for a two count. Strickland delivers The House Call for a two count. Yuta denies The JML Driver. Strickland inadvertently knocks down the referee. Strickland reverses out of the irish whip from Yuta. Strickland with a low blow in mid-air. Strickland connects with The JML Driver to pickup the victory.

Winner: (22-6) Shane Strickland via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez