AEW Rampage Albany, New York
Commentators are Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Chris Jericho.
– Tonight is AEW Rampage, the show starts with the first match that starts directly.
Matt Hardy vs. Darby Allin
At the end of the fight, Allin does a Code Red on Hardy, but he resists. Allin continues with his Last Supper for the count of three.
Winner: Darby Allin
– After the fight, Darby celebrates his victory and leaves backstage, but the lights go out. Matt is surrounded by Julia Hart and Brody King. Brody King smacks Matt on the head. Brody takes the microphone and asks Darby and Sting to join him. The two arrive on the scene. Brody says the story isn’t over despite they cut off the snake’s head. Next week, Darby and Sting take on the House of Black in a No Disqualification! They have to agree now. Brody strangles Matt to provoke them, they accept the challenge.
– We present a video on the rivalry between Eddie Kingston and Sammy Guevara. Kingston says he has no respect for Guevara who only wants to ride on glory. The two will square off next Friday at Rampage Grand Slam.
– Claudio Castagnoli arrives in the ring with Wheeler Yuta for an interview. Tony Schiavone asks for his reaction after his match against Dax Harwood. Castagnoli says the ROH title represents honor and the Blackpool Combat Club logo is the new symbol of excellence. It’s a team, a family and they make the best of them. Unfortunately Yuta lost the Pure ROH title, but the best lessons are when you lose. He knows that Yuta will rise again and regain his title. Castagnoli says he defended his ROH title last week in a toughest match. And next week Moxley and Danielson are in the finals for the AEW World Title Tournament, a great week for Clan. If they have to face a brother they will do so to guarantee that the Blackpool Combat Club will have two champions in their ranks.
Chris Jericho cuts Castagnoli off and asks him if he forgot the Jericho Appreciation Society saying that the Blackpool Combat is the clan of excellence. Yes he is a seven times world champion, he should be in the game and it’s not because he hit. Castagnoli says he hit. Jericho says he was WWF, WWE, WCW World Champion and the first AEW World Champion. But he was never a world champion in ROH and seven titles are not enough. It is for this reason that he is challenging Castagnoli for the ROH World Title this Wednesday at Dynamite Grand Slam. Castagnoli says he’s been waiting for this moment for a very long time, so it’s accepted.
– Backstage, Jade Cargill was interviewing and asks who she has left to face for the TBS title. She will continue her streak and crush everyone in her path. Diamanté shows up and says that if Jade wants competition she can give it to her next week and she won’t be alone.
Penelope Ford vs. Willow Nightingale
At the end of the fight, Ford pushes Willow back to the ground and applies his Indian Lock to knock her out.
Winner: Penelope Ford via submission
– Behind the scenes, Lexy is with the Dark Order and Adam Page to announce that the Golden Ticket will be returning to Grand Slam for a chance at the World Title. Page says he’s sorry for ruining the Dark Order’s luck. Alex Reynolds says that’s the past, next week it’s Battle Royal with everyone for everyone. Andrade El Idolo’s representative arrives and says the cowboy failed again, so #10 should join them. Rush says he will eliminate them all.
Ethan Page v Danhausen
At the end of the fight, Page punched Danhausen and gave him his Ego Edge to win in less than two minutes.
Winner: Ethan Page
– Behind the scenes, Ricky Starks says it’s over talking with Powerhouse Hobbs. Hobbs has his full attention now. So they’re going to see each other personally at Grand Slam.
– We find Mark Henry for the main event interview. Josh Woods says he’s going to come back like a fighting champion. Mark Sterling says Woods can send Joe on vacation another time. Samoa Joe says in the ring it will be clear who the champion is.
ROH World TV Championship – Singles Match
Josh Woods accompanied by Mark Sterling and Tony Nese vs. Samoa Joe (c)
At the end of the fight, Joe does an STO to Woods. Nese gets on the apron, but Joe punches him. Joe mounts Woods on the apron and gives him his Muscle Buster for the three count.
Winner: Samoa Joe
– After the fight, Joe celebrates his victory, but Tony Nese punches him in the back. Nese and Woods start pummeling Joe. Wardlow’s music starts and they all run away. The show ends with a celebration of Joe and Wardlow.
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