Welcome to Wrestle Purists’ coverage of AEW Rampage for April 22nd 2022!
Adam Cole defeated Tomohiro Ishii (Owen Hart Tournament Qualifier):
Jay White came out and took out Rocky Romero at ringside, distracting Ishii long enough for Cole to deliver a low blow leading to a win.
Backstage segment with the Jericho Appreciation Society:
Security is refusing the group, other than Daniel Garcia, entry saying management decreed it. Jericho tells him they run the company and the fans can’t wait to see them, so to let them pass. They try to walk by the lone security guard but more guards arrive. Garcia says he’ll get the job done and heads in, while Jericho talks more trash to security, saying he’s going to call HR on them as they leave.
Backstage segment with HOOK and Danhausen:
Hook is about to do a walking interview when they come across Danhausen holding an empty bag of chips and yelling at Hook. Hook throws him up against the wall and tells him he now has Hook’s attention before walking away leaving Danhausen looking terrified.
Lance Archer defeated Serpentico:
Squash match, Archer continues beating down Serpentico after the match while Jake the Snake laughs and applauds at ringside.
Video package with Smart Mark Sterling hyping Tony Nese:
Eddie Kingston defeated Daniel Garcia
After the match Kingston grabs a mic and Garcia’s head and tells Jericho the next whipping is for him.
Backstage interview with Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland:
Keith says Taz tarnished himself by interfering. Swerve takes over and says payback will be in blood, and the war is far from over. Starks responds angrily on commentary.
Backstage interview with Jayme Hayter, Britt Baker, and Toni Storm:
Britt says Hayter will go on to win the championship, Toni responds that Baker has done nothing besides be champion. She then says she’ll see Hayter in their match, and maybe she’ll see Baker later too, of she makes it that far.
Video package hyping Dax Harwood vs Cash Wheeler:
Backstage interview with Jade Cargill and Marina Shafir:
Mark Sterling says he was initially concerned about Shaffir’s background but no longer is, that Jade is the hardest working wrestler on Earth. Shaffir says they can’t make plans for a problem like her.
Jade Cargill (c) defeated Marina Shafir (TBS Championship):
After Jade won the match, there was celebrations for Jade hitting 30-0.