It's Friday night, and you know what that means ...
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest installment of their TNT program, AEW Rampage.
On tap for tonight's edition of the weekly one-hour AEW on TNT program is Jade Cargill vs. Marina Shafir for the TBS Women's Championship and Adam Cole vs. Tomohiro Ishii in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying match.
Additionally, tonight's show will feature Eddie Kingston going one-on-one against Daniel Garcia, Lance Archer battles Serpentico, we hear from Keith Lee and Shane "Swerve" Strickland, plus Tony Schiavone talks to Toni Storm, Jamie Hayter and Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
Featured below are complete AEW Rampage results from the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Friday April 22, 2022, written live by Rajah.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709).
AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS (4/22/2022)
This week's show kicks off with the usual "This is Rampage, baby!" theme song and cold open video package.
From there, we shoot inside the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the commentary team welcomes us to the show.
Excalibur does the "It's Friday night, and you know what that means" catchphrase and then we head down to the ring for our opening contest.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifying Match
Adam Cole vs. Tomohiro Ishii
We see Adam Cole and Tomohiro Ishii already in the ring after the "Exclusive Entrances" take place prior to the show going live on TNT.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one, which will see the winner advance to be the next confirmed participant in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Cole and Ishii trade some back-and-forth offense as the commentators bring the fans up to speed regarding Tony Khan's "huge announcement" from this past Wednesday night's Dynamite.
For those who missed it, a special co-promoted AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) show was announced, as AEW & NJPW: Forbidden Door goes down on June 26, 2022 from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois live on pay-per-view.
Cole starts to take over on offense. He delivers punishment to the NJPW star in the ring and for a bit outside the ring, where we see "Freshly Squeezed" Orange Cassidy hanging around.
Back in the ring, Ishii starts to fire up for an offensive comeback, cutting Cole's momentum short with a big suplex. The commentators discuss among themselves what Orange Cassidy is doing at ringside.
Shortly after that, we head to a mid-match, picture-in-picture commercial break just as Cole starts to take over again on offense, cutting Ishii's attempted comeback short and continuing his dominance inside the squared circle.
When we return from the break, we see Cole still in control of the action. Ishii ends up connecting with a super kick that kills Cole's momentum.
Ishii looks for another super kick, but is countered. Cole attempts to set him up for a Panama Sunrise, but doesn't get it.
Now we see Ishii start to take over and is close to finishing off Cole when out of nowhere, "Switchblade" Jay White, makes his way out and provides an indirect assist for Cole, who ends up scoring the "W" thanks to the distraction from the Bullet Club leader.
With the win, Adam Cole advances to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Adam Cole
Backstage With Jericho Appreciation Society
We shoot backstage and see security with Jericho Appreciation Society. Chris Jericho gloats and then Daniel Garcia walks up and vows to beat Eddie Kingston tonight.
Jericho tells security to let him through and then he gives some moral support to the fellow J.A.S. member, saying he knows he's going to kick "The Mad King's" ass.
Danhausen Finally Has Hook's Attention
After that, we head to another commercial break. We return from the break to see Hook walking backstage with a lady friend.
The two continue walking and then we see Danhausen pretending to be someone selling potato chips backstage.
Hook grabs Danhausen and pushes him up against a wall. He actually speaks, telling Danhausen, "You want my attention? Now you've got it." He walks off.
Lance Archer vs. Serpentico
We head back inside the ring where Lance Archer's theme hits. Joining the gang on commentary for our next match is "The Chairman of AEW" Shawn Spears.
The Pinnacle member talks about how Archer is going to manhandle Wardlow when the two meet next week.
As "The Murderhawk Monster" nears the ring, Serpentico tries to ambush him but ends up getting himself beaten down.
The action finally hits inside the ring where the bell sounds to officially get this one off-and-running.
Literally seconds later, Archer nails Serpentico with his finisher and puts a boot on his chest for an easy squash match victory.
Spears again gloats about how Archer is going to do the same to "piggy" Wardlow. Jake "The Snake" Roberts is shown at ringside and then we head to a pre-taped vignette.
Winner: Lance Archer
Daniel Garcia vs. Eddie Kingston
We shoot to the vignette, which shows Tony Nese, who once again claims to be the hottest signing in recent memory for AEW.
From there, we return inside the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. where Daniel Garcia's theme hits. The J.A.S. member makes his way to the ring.
Garcia settles inside the ring and then his music dies down. Now the familiar sounds of the theme for "The Mad King" hits and out comes Eddie Kingston.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our next match here on the quick-moving one-hour Friday night AEW on TNT program.
As soon as the match begins, Kingston runs across the ring and starts beating Garcia with rapid-fire punches to the body.
He continues to manhandle his smaller opposition, with the action spilling out to the floor. Garcia ends up in the offensive driver's seat by the time the match resumes inside the ring, and he puts the boots to "The Mad King" before handling him with some ground work on the mat.
Kingston starts to show signs of life, blasting Garcia with a big knife-edge chop. Garcia cuts off Kingston's comeback attempt with a shoulder to the gut. Excalibur points out that the J.A.S. member is focusing his attack on the ribs of Kingston.
As Garcia continues to handle "The Mad King," adding further punishment to the bread basket of the fan-favorite AEW star, we see Kingston attempt to fight back.
Unfortunately, Garcia has a firm grasp on his offensive control, as he brings Kingston out to the floor at ringside and shoves him into the steel ring post. After that, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action in this bout continues.
When we return from the break, we see Garcia is still handling Kingston inside the ring. Kingston starts to finally show signs of life as he blasts Garcia with a loud chop that echos throughout the Pittsburgh-venue.
Garcia refuses to let go of the control of the offense, as he continues to take it to "The Mad King." Eventually, however, Kingston stumbles to his feet and blasts Garcia with another big chop.
The two start exchanging back-and-forth chops now and Kingston eventually takes over. He ultimately connects with a big spinning back-fist that flattens the J.A.S. member and gives him the pin fall victory.
After the match, Kingston gets on the microphone and tells Garcia to give a message to his boss -- Chris Jericho. He says he's coming for him next.
Winner: Eddie Kingston
Tony Schiavone Interviews Keith Lee & Shane "Swerve" Strickland
Once the post-match scene wraps up, we shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Keith Lee and Shane "Swerve" Strickland.
The two talk about how they came up short against Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs. They vow to get revenge on the Team Taz duo before it is all said-and-done.
We shoot back inside the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA. where the camera settles at the commentary desk for a reaction from Ricky Starks.
Starks refers to Keith Lee and Shane Strickland as a "broke ass Keenan & Kel" and delivers a few more insults before we head to another commercial break.
Tony Schiavone Interviews Toni Storm, Britt Baker & Jamie Hayter
We return from the break to the backstage interview zone, where we see Tony Schiavone standing by with three talents from the AEW Women's division.
Toni Storm begins speaking, taking Britt Baker to task for her arrogance. She claims she hasn't earned the right to have the ego that she does.
Storm questions what Baker has done besides capture the AEW Women's Championship to warrant her attitude.
She then tells Hayter that she'll see her in the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.
TBS Women's Championship
Jade Cargill (C) vs. Marina Shafir
We shoot backstage where Mark Henry hosts his weekly pre-main event split-screen interview segment.
"The World's Strongest Man" is joined by the competitors involved in our championship headline bout scheduled for tonight's show.
We see Marina Shafir on one side of the screen and the duo of Jade Cargill and "Smart" Mark Sterling on the other.
They don't say much of anything in an interview segment that only lasted a few seconds this week before Henry declares that there has been enough talk and that, yes, it is indeed time for our main event of the evening.
With that out of the way, the commentators run down some upcoming action scheduled for AEW programming and then we hear the theme for Marina Shafir.
Out comes the submission specialist and former women's MMA star as she heads to the ring with intentions of ending the undefeated streak of the TBS Women's Champion.
She settles in the ring and her music dies down. Now the theme for Jade Cargill hits and out comes the...TBS... Women's Champion to once again defend her ...TBS... title here in the main event on ...TNT.
After a quick shot of "The Baddie" section seated at ringside and then we hear the bell sound to get this one off-and-running.
Straight out of the gate we see Cargill taking it to Shafir. The action spills out to the floor where the champ continues her dominance, stopping briefly to pose with her Baddie section.
Back inside the squared circle, Cargill manhandles Shafir some more and nearly picks up the three-count just a couple of minutes into this contest.
Shafir hangs on, however, and the action continues. Cargill remains in control of the offense though, and nearly finishes the former women's MMA fighter off once again after connecting with a big spot.
On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial break as our final bout of the evening continues. When we return from the break, we see Cargill still dominating the action.
Shafir ends up showing signs of life, finally getting in some offense as she traps the undefeated champion in a heel hook / leg-lock out of the blue.
We see the women's MMA star crank back on the hold with all that she's got. Cargill eventually escapes and the action spills out to the floor where "That B*tch" ends up hoisting Shafir up and violently putting her through the time-keepers table at ringside.
The commentators point out how hard the back of Shafir's head appeared to hit on the way down. We see some replays of the spot as Cargill once again poses with "The Baddie" section.
Back in the ring, we once again see Shafir catch Cargill in a ground hold, as she locks in a similar heel hook / leg-lock submission attempt on the 29-0 champion.
Cargill eventually escapes after repeatedly kicking at the face of the challenger with her free leg while her other leg is stuck in the aforementioned hold.
Finally, Cargill gets out and hoists a nearly lifeless Shafir up in the air. She connects with her finisher and scores the easy pin fall victory to improve to a perfect 30-0, retaining her TBS Women's Championship (here on TNT!) in the process.
The bell sounds and Cargill celebrates the big win, proudly raising her title in the air as her theme plays and confetti shoots out from the ceiling. That's how this week's show goes off the air, thanks for joining us here at Rajah.com for our live AEW Rampage results coverage. Until next time, follow me on Twitter @MattBoone0709.
Winner and STILL TBS Women's Champion: Jade Cargill
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