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All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest installment of their one-hour Friday night television program on TNT.
Featured below are complete AEW Rampage results from the Friday, April 29, 2022 edition of the show, which emanated from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA.
AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS (4/29/2022)
This week's show kicks off with the usual "This is Rampage, baby!" cold open video package and theme song and then we shoot inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. where the commentary team of Excalibur, Taz, Chris Jericho and Ricky Starks welcome us to the show.
Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier
Shane "Swerve" Strickland vs. Darby Allin
Already in the ring following the "Exclusive Entrances" held on the AEW YouTube channel prior to the start of tonight's television broadcast (see below) are the competitors in our first bout of the show, which will determine the next entrant into the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Darby Allin and Shane "Swerve" Strickland stare across the ring from each other and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. We see some back-and-forth action in the early goings and then Allin hits a big spot and goes for the pin immediately.
Strickland kicks out, fights back and dumps Allin out to the floor. He follows him out with a huge high spot from the ring to the floor. The crowd popped huge for that. After this, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
The action is shown in progress when we return from the break. The two are duking it out in the ring as Allin makes a fired up comeback. He ends up hitting his finisher soon thereafter and scoring the pin.
With the victory, Darby Allin advances as the next participant in the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Tournament.
Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Darby Allin
Shawn Spears With A Message For Wardlow
We shoot backstage after this to a quick word from "The Chairman of AEW" Shawn Spears. Spears talks about how Wardlow is no longer protected and because of that, The Pinnacle is going to put an end to him once and for all.
Santana Attack Chris Jericho
As we head back inside the arena, we hear Chris Jericho on commentary announcing himself as the "Sports Entertainer of the Week" on behalf of J.A.S. He is asked about his savage fireball in the eye attack on Eddie Kingston and he tries to justify it.
From there, out of nowhere, we see Santana arrives on the scene and begins attacking Jericho. He beats him down and leaves him laying as we head to another commercial break.
When we return from the break, Jericho reacts to the attack from Santana and then announces that he has gotten it agreed to by Tony Khan that he will face him in a one-on-one match next week.
Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan & Red Velvet vs. Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale & Trish Adora
After this, we head back down to the ring for our second match of the evening. Already in the ring is Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale and Trish Adora.
They watch on as the theme for the TBS Women's Champion hits and out comes Jade Cargill with two members of her section -- Kiera Hogan and Red Velvet.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this six-woman tag-team bout. After making it clear he is a professional and can rise above it, we hear Jericho talk with the rest of the commentary team about the dominance displayed by Cargill in recent weeks.
This one doesn't last long at all, as following some offensive spurts from Willow on her team, the finish sees Trish hoisted up by Jade Cargill for her finisher. She follows up with the pin fall victory. Basic, quick contest here.
Winners: Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan & Red Velvet
Tony Schiavone Talks To Darby Allin & Shane Strickland
We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Shane Strickland and Darby Allin. Allin promises he had nothing to do with the attack from Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs.
Strickland says he knows he didn't and actually hopes he wins the whole Owen Hart Foundation Tournament to represent for their region.
He then says he's just got more of a reason to go after Starks and Hobbs now and mentions needing to hit up his buddy Keith Lee.
Keith Lee vs. Colten Gunn
Schiavone wraps up the segment by mentioning that Keith Lee is actually up next in the ring for our third match of the evening.
With that said we head back to the squared circle where we see Colten Gunn of The Gunn Club awaiting the entrance of his opponent, and out comes Keith Lee.
The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with this one. Lee begins dominating as soon as the bell sounds. The crowd chants something directed at Gunn as Lee takes it to The Gunn Club member.
Lee backs Gunn in a corner and blasts him with a chop that echoes throughout the arena. After this, we hear Excalibur on commentary talking us into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues in the ring.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Lee still controlling things with ease -- which the commentators point out. Austin Gunn is shown at ringside and Lee taunts him. He goes for a big splash on Colten in the corner, however Austin hops on the ring apron and ends up taking the bullet for him.
Lee turns around into a big shot from Colten, who looks to follow-up with the FameAsser, however Lee cuts him off and hoists him up for what seems like an eternity and then he pancakes him for the pin fall victory.
Winner: Keith Lee
Hardy Bros & reDRagon Talk Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish
After the Lee-Gunn bout, we are told about a Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Fish qualifying match for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament on next Wednesday's Dynamite. This leads to Excalibur sending us backstage to a word from The Hardy Brothers.
We see Matt and Jeff Hardy standing together backstage. Jeff says there's no way Fish is beating him next week and then says he can't wait for the tourney because he can give fans dream matches, such as Jeff Hardy vs. Darby Allin.
Matt Hardy chimes in and says that's possible now that Darby has qualified for the tourney. He wraps up by vowing his brother will win after hitting a Swanton bomb.
We then shoot to reDRagon who are standing by backstage. They talk about why Fish is going to win the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament qualifying match next week and then we head back inside the arena.
Danhausen Calls Out Hook, Tony Nese Attacks
The commentators send us to the ring where we see Danhausen standing by. He gets on the mic and calls out Hook, who answers the call and heads to the ring with his fists taped up.
Danhausen doesn't feel it and says maybe they'll fight another time. Hook says they'll fight right now. Out comes "Smart" Mark Sterling before anything happens. He says no one wants to see this fight and asks the fans, who couldn't disagree louder.
Finally, out of the blue we see Tony Nese attack Hook from behind. The crowd boos but it isn't long before they get what they want, as Hook fights back and takes out Nese for a big pop.
Hook then gets his hands on Danhausen but ends up letting him go. He heads to the back as Excalibur says that they'll apparently duke it out at another time. He then sends us to another commercial break.
The Acclaimed Offers To "Scissor" Wtih The Gunn Club
When we return from the break, we shoot backstage where Lexy is with Austin and Colten Gunn. The Gunn Club is asked about Colten suffering his first loss in singles action against Keith Lee.
In walks The Acclaimed, who make an offer to "scissor" -- which doesn't mean what people probably think! Regardless, the four head off to talk together after Max Caster and Anthony Bowens remind them that they are still undefeated when they team together.
ROH Television Championship
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Trent
Excalibur runs down some of the action scheduled for next Wednesday's Dynamite, as well as some matches scheduled for next week's Rampage, which features a special early start time.
Now we shoot backstage where it's time for the weekly pre-main event split-screen interview with Mark Henry. "The World's Strongest Man" sends things first to the ROH Television Champion.
With that said, we hear from Samoa Joe. He vows that Trent will pass out before he ever walks out of the building they are in.
Trent calls Joe a big scary man, and he says he might think he's going to kill him, but he's got news for him -- he's not.
Mark Henry chimes back in and does his usual "Well, it's been enough talk and it's time for the main event!" catchphrase.
Now Ian Riccaboni joins the gang on commentary as he will provide a special guest call along with the usual announce team for our main event. The ROH ring announcer then takes over in the ring as he introduces the challenger for this championship main event.
On that note, out comes Trent accompanied by Chuck Taylor and Orange Cassidy. He settles inside the ring and waits for the entrance of his opponent.
Now the theme for Samoa Joe hits and the ROH Television Champion emerges. The fans chant his name as he heads down to the ring for our final match of the evening here on this week's Rampage.
The two shake hands to adhere to the honor code in ROH matches. From there, the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. We see Joe take it to Trent straight out of the gate. He ends up dumping him out to the floor.
He goes for a running dive but hits the breaks when he sees Trent move. He goes to hop back on the ring apron, but hops into a running knee from Trent, who follows up by building up a full head of steam before connecting with an awe-inspiring Asai moonsault.
We see the action find its' way back in the ring where Joe hits a big high boot on Trent. After landing the shot, Excalibur talks us into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Trent getting in some offense before Joe takes over once again. He hoists him up for the Muscle Buster and soon thereafter, we see him sink in the choke for the victory.
Winner and STILL ROH TV Champion: Samoa Joe
After The Match: Jay Lethal & Samoa Joe Brawl
With the win, Samoa Joe successfully retains his ROH Television Championship. Once the match wraps up, we are told that Tony Schiavone is going to attempt to get a word with the big man.
Schiavone tells Joe to catch his breath and then he mentions him winning and retaining his title tonight. Before he can say much of anything, we hear the familiar sounds of the theme song of Jay Lethal.
As Jay Lethal and Satnam Singh make their way down to the ring, we see Orange Cassidy try to stop them. He marches up to the enormous Singh and sticks his hands in his pockets before doing his "sweet shin music" wimpy kicks.
Lethal pushes past Singh and knocks out Cassidy. He then hits the ring and we watch as Lethal and Joe duke it out, trading big shots back-and-forth as Excalibur points out the years-worth of history behind this brawl.
A ton of officials hit the ring and try and separate the two as we head off the air. That will do it for this week's show. Thanks for joining us, and remember to follow me on Twitter @MattBoone0709.
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