Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Rampage, airing tonight at 10 pm ET on TNT.
The latest edition of AEW’s Friday night show comes our way on tape from 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado (spoilers are here, if you’re interested - and if you are and choose to discuss them in the comments, please use the spoiler tag).
Tonight’s New Year’s Smash card features Wheeler Yuta vs. Swerve Strickland in the main event match.
Elsewhere on the card: Orange Cassidy defends the All-Atlantic title against Trent Beretta, Jade Cargill defends the TBS title against Kiera Hogan, AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter has something to say, we’ll also hear from Jon Moxley, and more!
Come right back here at 10 pm ET when Rampage kicks off on TNT. We’ll update the post with everything that happens on the show below the line.
Enjoy the show!
AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS FOR DEC. 30
- Rampage begins with an acknowledgement of Don West’s death.
- Paul Wight is on commentary tonight. The first match is Orange Cassidy vs. Trent Beretta for the All-Atlantic championship.
- Orange Cassidy defeats Trent Beretta to retain the AEW All-Atlantic title. They tease the Best Friends hug spot in the early portion of the match, but Cassidy swings behind Trent looking for an advantage. Cassidy is dumped to the outside. Trent goes for a suicide dive but OC moves out of the way, so Trent dives right into the grip of Chuck Taylor. They hug. Cassidy is more aggressive than usual, even pushing Danhausen out of his way at one point. Trent has hesitation in his eyes every time he takes a swing at his buddy. OC puts his hands in the pockets and dropkicks Trent into the barricade leading into a commercial break. Later in the match, Cassidy lands a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Orange decides not to use the Orange Punch against his friend. A diving DDT from the top rope isn’t enough to keep Trent down for three. Cassidy is now willing to do the Orange Punch, but Trent catches him out of it and plants him with a twisted tombstone piledriver for a near fall. Beretta follows up with a standard piledriver but Cassidy kicks out of the pin. Penelope Ford walks down to the ring. She distracts Trent , and he turnd around and walks right into a Beach Break from OC. Trent kicks out of the pin! Cassidy follows up with the Orange Punch and knocks Trent out for the pin fall victory. Trent walks out, leaving OC behind. Kip Sabian is on commentary and gloating about the tension between Trent and OC.
- They show footage from Wednesday night of Tony Schiavone interviewing Darby Allin and Sting. Tony asks Darby about getting a TNT title shot against Joe next week in his hometown of Seattle, Washington. Darby doesn’t know if anybody believes in him, including Sting. He pushes Sting waiting for a response. Sting doesn’t want Darby to lose the chip on his shoulder so he won’t say yes or no. He tells Darby to stop worrying about what everyone else thinks. None of it matters. It only matters what Darby thinks, so go out there and win your damn title back.
- Kip Sabian defeats a jobber. He destroys the jobber with a diving foot stomp from the top rope. Sabian dons Orange Cassidy’s leftover elbow pad and puts the jobber away with the Orange Punch for a quick squash victory.
- Preston Vance is interviewed backstage. He demands to be called a new name, Perro Peligroso, and says he has no remorse about belittling Brodie Lee Jr. to get the big spotlight that he received after a recent interview with Jim Ross. All the Dark Order guys are interchangeable, it doesn’t matter which one he gets in the ring with.
- Tony Schiavone interviews Jon Moxley in the ring. Moxley said he proved he’s the true ace of the company when he knocked Hangman Page out in their match. Moxley slept like a baby that night because he puts the work in to hurt his opponents and win. Moxley said he’s been hurt for 10 years, so Hangman needs to get over it. He challenges Page to a match in Los Angeles on Jan. 11 if the doctors will clear him. Moxley will be waiting for him. He tells Hangman to keep his hands up this time.
- Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal cut a promo on The Acclaimed. They get a shot at The Acclaimed’s AEW tag team titles next Wednesday on Dynamite. Jarrett is going to end their title reign and end Max Caster’s career after his insulting rap.
- Jade Cargill defeats Kiera Hogan to retain the TBS title. Kiera didn’t stay down from Cargill’s pump kick. Red Velvet stops Cargill from slapping Hogan. Kiera takes advantage with a superkick. Jade comes back with a kick of her own. Kiera reverses Jaded into a bulldog. She superkicks Jade and hits her with a sliding dropkick in the corner. She nails the champ with a diving crossbody for a near fall. Jade recovers and puts Kiera away with Jaded for the pin fall victory. Red Velvet walks away on her own, away from The Baddies.
- Jamie Hayter cuts a promo ahead of her tag team match with Britt Baker against Saraya and a mystery partner on Jan. 11.
- The Varsity Athletes and Mark Sterling are interviewed backstage. Sterling proposes a match between Bryan Danielson and Tony Nese next week in Bryan’s hometown of Seattle.
- Mark Henry interviews Blackpool Combat Club and Mogul Affiliates ahead of tonight’s main event match of Wheeler Yuta vs. Swerve Strickland.
- Swerve Strickland defeats Wheeler Yuta. Yuta tweaked his leg in the first half of the match and was wrestling with that disadvantage throughout the second half. Swerve tried to put him away with a brainbuster but Wheeler kicked out of the pin. Swerve tried to grab the tights for a roll up but the referee saw it. Yuta is fighting through the pain in his knee, and his calf is also banged up. His knee gives out while going for a corner attack, and Swerve takes over. He dropkicks the inside of Yuta’s knee. Wheeler manages to stop Swerve from doing the top rope stomp and lands a superplex. Yuta is blasting him with elbow strikes. The referee takes a bump, so Swerve delivers a low blow. He puts Wheeler away with the JML Driver for the pin fall victory.
- That’s the end of the show, folks!