AEW Rampage: Grand Slam Results (9/22) – Excalibur, Ian Riccaboni, and Tony Schiavone greet audiences at home as Christian Cage and Luchasaurus make their way down to the ring. Sting, Darby Allin, and Nick Wayne follow.
Sting and Darby Allin (w/ Nick Wayne) vs. Christian Cage and Luchasaurus
Sting sends Cage’s head bouncing off the turnbuckles as Allin goes at it with Luchasaurus. Sting and Cage go crashing out of the ring as the bell sounds. Allin sends Luchasaurus crashing on the entrance ramp and levels him, but Luchasaurus overpowers him. Sting continues brawling with Cage near the announce desk, and Luchasaurus sends Allin crashing into the ring post.
The pair get inside the ring, and Cage tags in. Cage lands a chop and a right hand, then tags Luchasaurus back in. Luchasaurus whips Allin into the corner before Cage tags back in and Allin fires off forearms on him. He then sends him crashing into the mat.
Back from the break, Luchasaurus tags in and lands a chokeslam. He goes for a pin, but Sting breaks the fall. Cage then ascends to the top and looks for a diving headbutt, but Allin rolls out of the way and looks for a Sunset Flip. Cage blocks it, but Allin manages to tag in Sting. Sting hits a pair of lariats before Cage lands a kick on Sting’s face, but this simply gets Sting fired up and he lands a spinebuster. He then fights off an interfering Luchasaurus and tosses Cage into him and follows it up with the Stinger Splash. He lands a Scorpion Death Drop on Cage, then plants Luchasaurus with one as Allin simultaneously hits the Coffin Drop. Allin tags in and delivers a shotgun dropkick that sends Cage crashing into the corner. Cage sets up for the Killswitch, but Wayne hops up on the apron and captures his attention. This allows Allin to roll up Cage for the win.
Winners: Sting and Darby Allin
Kris Statlander, Orange Cassidy and HOOK vs. Anna Jay, Matt Menard, and Angelo Parker (w/ Jake Hager)
HOOK and Menard begin the action. The bell rings and Menard immediately tags out to Parker. Parker tags Menard back in and HOOK plants Parker. He executes an arm drag on Menard before Jay and Statlander tag in. Jay delivers a boot to Statlander’s midsection, but Statlander whips her into the corner. She charges at her, but Jay ducks out of the way and delivers a spinning back heel kick. Statlander plants Jay with a delayed vertical suplex before Hager clocks Cassidy on the apron. Jay then delivers a kick to Statlander’s midsection. HOOK and Parker then become legal, and Parker wears down HOOK. Menard tags in and delivers a backbreaker, and Parker follows it up with a running knee to the side of his head.
Back from the break, HOOK delivers a double clothesline to Menard and Parker. He tags Cassidy in, and Cassidy ascends to the top. Menard and Parker brace for impact, but Cassidy hops down and lands a double dropkick. He levels Hager on the outside with a tope suicida, then delivers a triple suplex alongside HOOK and Statlander to Parker, Menard and Jay. Jay distracts the referee as Hager hops up on the apron. Cassidy levels him with an Orange Punch, but Jay looks to cinch in the Queenslayer on him. Statlander gets Jay up on her shoulders in an Electric Chair position and plants her face first as HOOK locks in Redrum on Menard. Cassidy then connects with an Orange Punch on Parker for the win.
Winners: Kris Statlander, Orange Cassidy and HOOK
We Hear From Don Callis, Konosuke Takeshita, and Sammy Guevara
Tony Schiavone introduces Don Callis, and he makes his way down to the ring alongside Konosuke Takeshita. Boos rain down from the crowd as Callis says the wrestling world was abuzz a few weeks ago in his pursuit of recruiting Chris Jericho to The Don Callis Family. He says while he didn’t recruit Jericho, he got the man he really wanted to join him. He then introduces the newest member of The Don Callis Family, Sammy Guevara.
Guevara makes his way down to the ring and Schiavone asks if he really considers Callis to be family. Guevara says he hated Callis for a long time, but it was only because he thought Callis was trying to rip apart his family. He says Callis showed him he never really had a family until now, then says he betrayed Chris Jericho on Wednesday because he held him back and took him for granted. He says fans did the same, and tells the crowd he doesn’t need them and is done trying to earn their love. He says Jericho is dead to him and he never wants to see him again.
Jericho’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He wastes no time and begins brawling with Takeshita. He sends him crashing out of the ring, then goes right after Guevara. Callis clocks Jericho from behind, and Jericho looks to go after him, but Takeshita grabs a chair and hits Jericho with it across his spine repeatedly. Guevara tells Takeshita to give him the chair and follows suit. Guevara and Takeshita then hold Jericho as Callis rains down right hands on him. He pulls out a screwdriver, but before he can use it, Kenny Omega’s music hits and he runs down to the ring with a lead pipe in hand to help Jericho out.
Jericho and Omega bump into one another in the ring, and while both men are on their guard at first, Omega drops the pipe and hops out of the ring.
The Righteous vs. The Kingdom vs. Best Friends vs. The Hardys in a Four-Way Number One Contenders Match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship
The bell rings and all four teams stare one another down. They then begin to brawl with one another as The Kingdom goes after Best Friends and The Righteous go after The Hardys. Best Friends and The Hardys then deliver elbows off the middle ropes to The Righteous and The Kingdom and look to hug, but they get clocked by The Righteous and The Kingdom before they can.
The action spills to the outside, and Taven levels everyone on the outside. Beretta then slides back in the ring and looks to go flying. Taylor joins him and hugs him before they both go flying and level everyone on the outside.
Back from the break, Beretta delivers a Tornado DDT to Taven. Matt and Vincent tag in, and Matt levels Vincent with the Side Effect. Jeff tags in and delivers a standing splash, then tags Matt back in. The Hardys send an interfering Dutch into Vincent before Jeff tags back in and lands a Manhattan Drop. Dutch gets involved and lands a Boss Man Slam on Jeff. Chaos ensues, and everyone begins brawling with each other one at a time. The Righteous are left standing tall, but Beretta levels Vincent. He delivers a suplex before Taylor (now legal) is targeted by The Kingdom. They plant him with Hail Mary and go for a pin, but Beretta breaks the fall. Jeff ascends to the top and connects with a Swanton Bomb on Taylor. Vincent tags himself in and delivers a Swanton Bomb of his own for the win.
Winners (and new number one contenders): The Righteous
After the match, Taven attacks Beretta on the outside and tosses him into the barricade. Bennett jams a chair into Taylor’s throat and sends him crashing into it face first.
The Acclaimed and Billy Gunn (c) vs. Dark Order for the AEW World Trios Championship
Caster and Reynolds begin the action. The bell rings and Caster lands a shoulder tackle. He follows it up with a backhand and an arm drag, but Reynolds manages to tag out to Silver. Caster shoves him into the corner and tags in Bowens. Bowens delivers a boot to his midsection and fires off right hands before tagging in Gunn. Gunn and Bowens land a double back elbow and a double elbow drop. Gunn executes a bodyslam and tags Caster back in. Bowens looks to deliver Scissor Me Timbers, but Reynolds pulls him down and sends him crashing into the barricade as Uno tosses Gunn into the ring post. Silver delivers a German suplex to Caster and mocks The Acclaimed and Gunn by scissoring.
Back from the break, Silver delivers a kick to Caster’s chest. He follows it up with a roundhouse kick. Uno tags in and wears down Caster before Reynolds tags in and delivers a back elbow. Caster makes the hot tag to Gunn, and Gunn delivers a back body drop to Reynolds. He delivers a boot to his midsection and sets up for the Famouser, but Reynolds moves out of the way. Bowens tags in and Reynolds rolls him up, but Bowens kicks out and lands a superkick. Caster becomes legal, and Bowens executes The Arrival. Caster follows it up with Mic Drop and goes for a pin, but Silver breaks the fall. The referee looks to get Silver out of the ring as Uno hits Caster with one of the Trios Championships. Reynolds pins him, but Caster kicks out. Caster manages to land a Famouser on Reynolds and tags Bowens back in. Bowens and Caster then land an assisted Falcon Arrow for the win.
Winner (and still): The Acclaimed and “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn
Julia Hart (w/ Brody King) vs. Skye Blue
The bell rings and both competitors take off their hats. Hart offers her hand out to Blue, and Blue takes it. Hart pulls her close and whispers something in her ear before slapping her. Blue fires off several forearms and a knee, then follows it up with a suplex and sends her into the top turnbuckle face first. She charges at her, but Hart ducks out of the way and fires off right hands.
Back from the break, Blue and Hart exchange right hands in the center of the ring. Blue delivers a rising knee and looks for a thrust kick, but Hart catches it. Blue then delivers an enzuigiri and ascends to the top. Hart joins her up there and delivers a superplex. She follows it up with a standing moonsault and goes for a pin, but Blue kicks out. Hart then delivers a sliding lariat to the back of Blue’s neck and locks in Hartless. Blue taps.
Winner: Julia Hart
After the match, Hart locks in Hartless again until Willow Nightingale runs down to the ring to give Blue a hand.
Mike Santana vs. Boulder
The bell rings and the two lock up. Boulder delivers a right hand to his head, then sends him into the top turnbuckle face first. Santana fires back with a series of chops and a big boot, then follows it up with a cutter and a discus lariat. Boulder ends up on the outside, and Santana delivers a tope suicida. He gets Boulder back inside the ring and delivers a cannonball before planting him face first using a double underhook grip for the win.
Winner: Mike Santana
Ortiz appears on the ramp and Santana walks over to where he’s standing and stares him down before storming off to the back.
Mogul Embassy (w/ Prince Nana) (c) vs. The Elite for the ROH World Six Man Tag Team Championship
The Elite shake hands with Mogul Embassy before the bell rings and the latter team goes after the former. The Young Bucks send Gates of Agnoy crashing out of the ring as Page fires off right hands on Cage. The Bucks then deliver a dropkick to him, and Page lands a Shooting Star Press on Kaun on the outside.
Nick delivers a Canadian Destroyer to Cage, and Matt follows it up with an elbow drop off the top. The Elite sets up for the BTE Trigger, but become distracted when Swerve Strickland appears on the ramp. Page hops out of the ring to stare him down, allowing Mogul Embassy to deliver an assisted powerbomb to Matt. Cage suplexes Nick into the ring, and The Gates of Agony double team on Nick in the corner.
Back from the break, Page tags in and fires off right hands on Cage. He delivers a moonsault out of the corner, but gets caught by Cage and planted. Cage gets Page on his shoulders and ascends to the middle rope, but Page fights him off as The Bucks level The Gates of Agony.
Mogul Embassy gets The Elite on their shoulders and plant all three men before Cage pins Page. Page kicks out and The Embassy triple teams on him. They look to plant Nick with an assisted triple powerbomb, but Nick escapes. Page then delivers a double lariat to The Gates of Agony and Deadeye to Cage. He goes for a pin, but Cage kicks out. Page looks for the Buckshot Lariat, but Cage avoids it and looks for Drill Claw. Page slips out and rolls up Cage for the win.
Winner (and new): The Elite
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