AEW Rampage Results (3/25/2022): HEB Center, Cedar Park, TX.


It's Friday night, and you know what that means ...

All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest edition of their one-hour weekly program on TNT.

On tap for tonight's show is QT Marshall's Certificate of Accomplishment presentation for Hook, Dustin Rhodes vs. Lance Archer, Nyla Rose vs. TBA, Alan "No. 5" Angels & "No. 10" Preston Vance vs. reDRagon, as well as Ricky Starks vs. Shane "Swerve" Strickland for the FTW Championship.

Featured below are complete AEW Rampage results from Friday, March 25, 2022.

AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS (3/25/2022)

The regular "This is Rampage, baby!" theme gets us started and then we head down to the ring for our opening contest.

Lance Archer vs. Dustin Rhodes

"The Battle of Texas" gets things started in the ring on this week's show. The theme for "The Murderhawk Monster" hits and out comes Lance Archer with someone draped over his shoulder, as it appears in trademark fashion he is already warmed up and pre-game fighting before his scheduled match.

The commentary team of Excalibur, Chris Jericho and Taz inform us that Archer has a student of Dustin Rhodes' from The Rhodes Wrestling Academy. Out comes Dustin Rhodes behind Archer and this one gets started with a bang.

From there, things finally get going as the two make it to the ring where the bell sounds to formally get this match underway.

We see Archer jump off to a dominant offensive start inside the squared circle, and we head to a mid-match commercial break after a couple minutes. We see Dustin Rhodes miss a big flip splash from the ring apron to the floor after Archer moved and Rhodes bounced off the mat with a sickening thud.

When we return from the break, we see Archer still in control of things, but this doesn't last for long. Dustin is bleeding from his ear, which the commentators point out -- likely as a result of the top turnbuckle padding being torn off, which the commentary team points out was also the case when these two met two years ago in the TNT Championship tournament.

Dustin starts to show signs of life and then he ends up pulling off the unthinkable, as he pins Archer and scores the 1-2-3 for the unexpected victory after connecting with a jack-knife power bomb.

Immediately after the match, however, Dustin finds himself unable to celebrate the big win, as he is instantly put on the defensive when Archer brings the onslaught to him as the match wrapped up. He also put another beating on Rhodes' student from the Rhodes Wrestling Academy. We see Dan Lambert watching on at ringside during this.

Winner: Dustin Rhodes

Jay Lethal Has Some Thinking To Do

Once the violent post-match scene with Archer and Rhodes wraps up, we shoot backstage for an interview with Jay Lethal.

Lethal is asked about his recent matches in AEW, and he talks about coming up short in his bid to capture the FTW Championship from Ricky Starks, as well as losing his match against Adam Cole.

Lethal takls for a bit and seems unsure of what to do now, as he wasn't planning on not coming out on top in his latest few ring appearances. He walks off discouraged, making it clear that he's got some thinking to do.

The House Of Black Beats Down Fuego Del Sol, Confronted By The Dark Order

We head to a commercial break on that note. When we return, we see Fuego Del Sol standing in the ring with a microphone, as Excalibur tells us we have an unexpected guest in the squared circle.

Del Sol, wearing a pink mask and ring gear, talks about being mocked as "the guy in pink" by Chris Jericho, who talks about remembering that while on commentary.

He goes on to talk about how "this guy in pink" gave Buddy Matthews all he could handle, as well as Brody King and Malakai Black -- giving The House of Black all they could manage and then some.

Eventually he makes it clear that he's ready to fight, and it looks like a fight he is going to get -- as we see Malakai Black making his down to the ring with a look of all-business in his eyes.

He ends up beating down Del Sol, along with fellow House of Black members Brody King and Buddy Matthews. They end up leaving him laying and heading to the back, but are stopped when they notice members of The Dark Order creeping up behind them.

They stop and all just look at each other, but don't appear to be wanting to fight, but instead maybe even work together. The segment ends before we find out anything either way.

No More Open Challenges For The TNT Championship

Now we head backstage again for another interview segment. We see TNT Champion Scorpio Sky standing in front of the camera with fellow Men of the Year member "All Ego" Ethan Page on one side and Dan Lambert on the other.

He goes on to make it clear that now he is the owner of the TNT Championship and has successfully defended it to prove he's the real deal, fans won't be seeing any more open challenges with the belt on-the-line.

Alan "No. 5" Angels & "No. 10" Preston Vance vs. reDRagon

It's time to head back to the ring, where our advertised tag-team contest for tonight's show is about to get underway.

All four men are already in the ring, and we hear the bell sound to get this one off-and-running.

We see the team of Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly jump off to a commanding offensive lead and then head directly into a mid-match commercial break after a minute or so of action.

As we settle back in from the break, we see Angels tag in and connect with an impressive splash off the top-rope. He starts to put a run of offense together, however a minute or so later we see Fish and O'Reilly take right back over.

Fish and O'Reilly hit a double team leg sweep / roundhouse kick spot before connecting with their double-team finisher for the pin fall victory.

After the match, reDRagon wasn't satisfied and decided to continue the onslaught on The Dark Order duo until Jurassic Express run down to the ring to make the save.

We see once again how Adam Cole is good at stealing world championships, as in the midst of the chaos he takes the tag belts and heads to the back with them.

Winners: reDRagon

Nyla Rose vs. Madi Wrenkowski

We shoot backstage to a segment featuring Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero. They gloat about their savage attack on the new AEW Women's Champion Thunder Rosa on this past week's Dynamite.

Now we head inside the HEB Center again where it's time for our advertised women's match of the evening.

Nyla Rose's theme hits and out comes the Native Beast for her scheduled singles showdown. Already in the ring is her opponent, Madi Wrenkowski.

This match lasts all of a minute -- tops, as Rose gets the Masha Slamovich treatment, easily dominating and doing away with her relatively unknown opponent in squash match fashion. After the match, we head to another commercial break.

Winner: Nyla Rose

Hook Not Impressed With QT Marshall's Certificate Or Danhausen's Curse

We return from the break to QT Marshall standing in the ring with fellow members of The Factory.

Marshall sets the stage for the advertised Certificate of Accomplishment segment for "The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil" Hook.

Taz notes that he and Hook have been mulling this over all week wondering what to expect here. Needless to say, they have their doubts about the sincerity of this presentation.

Marshall calls Hook to come out so he can present him with the certificate and with that said, Action Bronson's song blares through the house speakers inside the HEB Center.

Hook makes his way to the ring and looks like he just woke up from a nap or something, as he couldn't be less interested in any of this and it shows.

Marshall shines him up real nice with compliments but then tries to take a cheap shot and things backfire on him. Hook beats him down and his fellow Factory fellow before exiting the ring like nothing happened.

As he heads to the back, we see Danhausen making his way out. Danhausen tries pulling a voodoo spell on him, but again, Hook damn near yawns and barely makes eye contact before simply walking past Danhausen, who looks confused and perplexed at the lack of reaction he got from Hook just now.

FTW Championship
Ricky Starks (C) vs. Shane "Swerve" Strickland

We head backstage where Mark Henry sets the stage for tonight's main event and then introduces both competitors scheduled in the match, which will feature the FTW Championship on-the-line.

Ricky Starks, the current title-holder begins, talking some trash and reminding Shane "Swerve" Strickland that he came out on top the last time they duked it out.

Starks also points out that while Strickland is constantly asking everyone who's house it is, that he got evicted from his last home -- referencing his WWE release.

Strickland goes on to say that he learned something from said-eviction, and then notes that he's not going to make the same mistake in AEW.

He admits ot being entitled, claiming he said it from the jump when he signed his AEW contract at Revolution 2022. He claims he will be taking what he wants regardless of anyone's plans or ideas.

Mark Henry cuts the two off as they keep cutting each other off and try to get in a few final extra insults, insisting that there's been enough talk -- and that, you guessed it, it's time for tonight's main event!

On that note, we head to the ring where both guys make their respective ring walks for our final match of the evening.

The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. We see some early back-and-forth offense and then as Starks starts to pull ahead, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.

As we return from the break, we see Starks handling "Swerve" with relative ease, however it doesn't take long before that is not the case at all.

Strickland fires up for a big offensive comeback, and after blasting the FTW Champion with a huge kick to the dome, we see the title-holder on shakey ground. The commentators talk about the look in his eyes indicating he is completely out on his feet.

We see Strickland land an even bigger follow-up spot and goes for the cover, and while it looked to be all over, somehow Starks hangs in there.

Moments later, Powerhouse Hobbs gets involved at ringside, turning Strickland inside-out and shifting the momentum in Starks' favor. Starks quickly follows up with his finisher and scores the pin fall victory, retaining his title in the process.

As soon as the match wraps up, we see Hobbs get ambushed out of nowhere at ringside. The commentators point out that it is Keith Lee who took him out, and now a follow-up brawl breaks out in the ring.

Starks and Strickland are duking it out on one side of the ring while Lee and Hobbs are going at it tooth-and-nail on the other side.

The crowd is chanting and going nuts, as are the commentary team, and this chaotic scene is how this week's AEW on TNT program goes off the air. Thanks for joining us here for our live results coverage of this week's AEW Rampage.

Winner and STILL FTW Champion: Ricky Starks