Welcome to Wrestle Purists’ coverage of AEW Rampage on April 29th 2022!
Darby Allin defeats Swerve Strickland to qualify for the Owen Hart Tournament
Ricky Starks tries to get involved but Sting stops him before he gets to the ring. Darby wins by pinfall.
Backstage Promo by Shawn Spears
Spears tells Wardlow his mystery opponent is over seven feet tall and dangerous. He’s says Wardlow is all alone, and next week on Dynamite “War Piggy” will go to slaughter.
Santana and Ortiz attack Jericho
Jericho is on commentary talking about his assault on Eddie Kingston on Dynamite, Santana and Ortiz come out of nowhere and attack him.
The Baddies defeat Skye Blue, Willow Nightengale, and Trish Adora
Cargill gets the pinfall over Adora.
Backstage interview with Darby Allin and Swerve Strickland
Darby tells Swerve that that’s not how he wanted the match to end and if he wants to go another 5 minutes they can. Swerve says it’s okay and he’s rooting for Darby in the tournament. He says if anything he’s mad at Ricky Starks and Hobbs and he’s going to have to get Keith Lee to help him take them out.
Keith Lee defeats Colten Gunn
Austin Gunn interferes from ringside repeatedly, but it’s not enough and Lee wins by pinfall.
Backstage interview with Matt and Jeff Hardy
Jeff says he’s going to beat Bobby Fish in his first singles match in AEW and he and Matt discuss other Owen Hart Tournament matches Jeff would have after winning tonight.
Backstage segment with the Super Elite
Adam Cole says that Jeff Hardy is dumb and makes no sense, and when Fish beats him next week they will have three representatives in the Owen Hart tournament. Fish calls Jeff Jeff Hardly and says his days are numbered.
Danhausen and Hook segment
Danhausen comes out with a microphone talking about how Hook keeps outsmarting him, and that he is here to eviscerate him. He introduces Hook, and Hook makes his entrance, immediately getting in Danhausen’s face as Danhausen looks worried. Danhausen then says maybe they should do this another time, and Hook says they’re doing it right now. Smart Mark.Sterlkng interrupts and asks the fans of they really want to see this fight, and Tony Nese attacks Hook and Danhausen from behind. Hook quickly turns the tables on Neese and Sterling and Danhausen curses them both afterwards. Danhausen then acts friendly with Hook and Hook grabs him by the shirt and tosses him away.
Backstage interview with Austin and Colten Gunn
Austin tells Lexi they don’t consider Colten’s defeat a loss. Max Caster and Anthony Bowens interrupt, suggesting the two teams join forces. Colten and Austin leave, saying they need to talk to their daddy.
Video package Mercedes Martinez versus Deonna Purrazo
Backstage interview with Samoa Joe and Trent Beretta
Joe says they’re in the home of Ring of Honor and promises Trent will pass out before he ever walks out of the building. Trent says Joe is a big scary man, and he knows he’s the underdog, but Joe isn’t gonna kill him tonight.
Samoa Joe defeats Trent Beretta to retain ROH Television Championship
The two shake hands after the match and Tony Schiavone gets in the ring to interview Joe. They’re quickly interrupted by Jay Lethal and Satnam Singh. Orange Cassidy approaches Singh on the outside and does his pocket bit and weak kicks before Lethal takes him down. Lethal then attacks Joe in the ring while officials try to break it up. The show ends with Lethal and Joe being held back from each other.