AEW Rampage Results (4/8/2022): Agganis Arena, Boston, MA.


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

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

On tap for tonight's AEW Rampage on TNT show is Bryan Danielson vs. Trent Beretta, Lexy Nair interviews Hook, Shane "Swerve" Strickland vs. QT Marshall, Red Velvet vs. Willow Nightingale, as well as Jon Moxley vs. Wheeler Yuta.

Featured below are complete results of this week's AEW Rampage from Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass. on Friday, April 8, 2022.

AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS (4/8/2022)

This week's show kicks off with the usual "This is Rampage, baby!" theme song / cold open video package and then we shoot inside the Agganis Arena in Boston, Mass. for the start of this week's episode.

Excalibur does his "It's Friday, and you know what that means ..." catch phrase as the camera pans the crowd. Taz, Ricky Starks and Chris Jericho checks in and then the bell sounds to immediately kick off our opening bout.

Blackpool Combat Club Match
Bryan Danielson vs. Trent Beretta

After we hear the bell, we see Bryan Danielson and Trent Beretta already in the ring and immediately getting after it. William Regal checks in as the special guest commentator for this one.

Danielson jumps off into an early offensive lead, taking it to Trent as Regal sings his praises on special guest commentary.

Trent starts to fight his way into competitive form after a couple of minutes on the receiving end of a beatdown from "The American Dragon." He ends up taking Danielson out to the floor with his legs.

He builds up a head of steam and goes for a dive onto Danielson on the floor, however Danielson catches him with a big shot on the way down.

He enters the ring and looks to try the same thing, but also lands in the grasp of Trent, who hits a big side-suplex on the floor.

They continue to brawl on the floor at ringside, with Danielson ramming Trent into the steel ring steps just as we head into a mid-match commercial break.

When we return from the break, we see Danielson with a side head lock / choke on Trent. He remains in control of the action until we settle back in from the break, as Trent starts to take over soon afterwards.

Trent turns Danielson inside-out with a big slam and then proceeds to chop the piss out of him as he stands up. Trent hits a release German suplex and dumps Danielson half-way across the ring in the corner. He gets up and follows in with a big back-elbow in the corner.

Trent looks for a tornado DDT out of the corner, however Danielson counters and hits a shoulder-suplex for a near fall. He follows up by slapping on a dragon sleeper, pulling back with everything he's got as Trent begins to fade.

Danielson finally lets it go and backs up to verbally taunt his fallen foe before bringing him up to a vertical base to pepper him with repeated knee-strikes.

"The American Dragon" tries a package pile driver after that, but Trent manages to counter it. Danielson tries sprinting at him in the corner, but Trent side-steps him and Danielson crashes and burns on the mat.

Trent follows up with a swinging DDT for a close near fall. He was frustrated that he didn't get the three. Regal even apologizes on special commentary because he's showing favortism for his guy, Danielson, as he was nearly finished off in the last sequence.

Trent sits Danielson on the top rope and begins to climb up after him. Danielson ends up fighting him off and escaping out the back door.

He climbs up behind Trent while Trent is seated on the top turnbuckle, and he goes for a back suplex, only for Trent to flip around and counter in mid-air.

The force came down on Danielson, so Trent tries for the cover, but Danielson kicks out after two. Now Trent turns Danielson inside-out with a half-and-half lariat that nearly beheaded his opponent. He goes for the cover, however Danielson kicks out before the count of three.

Trent hits the ropes but Danielson does too right after him, and Trent ends up turning around into a running knee from Danielson. Danielson follows that up with the package pile driver. He tells the crowd to hold on, because he's not done with this one just yet.

Danielson yells to the crowd, asking if they want to see some violence. He grabs the hands of Trent and begins stomping away at every limb and body part of his opponent as the crowd cheers along with "Yes!" chants. He transitions over into the LeBelle Lock and gets the tap out for the submission victory.

Winner: Bryan Danielson

Lexy Nair Tries To Interview Hook

We shoot backstage after the match, where Lexy Nair is standing by with Hook in the locker room.

She tells him the world is wanting to hear what he has to say, but he says nothing. She tries a couple of different questions after that, but continues to get no response from Hook.

Finally, Hook stands up and goes to leave, but is briefly stopped by Danhausen, who says, "I've got you now!" Hook merely slaps whatever Danhausen was holding out of his hands and calmly exits the locker room. We head to a commercial break after that.

Dan Lambert & The Men Of The Year

We return from the commercial with Dan Lambert and The Men of the Year -- "All Ego" Ethan Page and TNT Champion Scorpio Sky already in the ring in street clothes.

Sky talks about ending the open challenges for the TNT Championship. Before he or the other two can say anything further, they are interrupted by Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti.

Guevara tells them to shut up and points out his belief that the man makes the title, not the title makes the man. He says Sky is making the title mean nothing.

He then asks Conti to translate "sexist piece of sh*t" in Portuguese. She says it's easy and says "Dan Lambert."

Lambert responds with some trash talk of his own after admitting he very may well be one. He tells her he's also a dad and says the father in him wants to give her some advice.

He goes on to tell them that it's a lot more about what you do in the ring than what you do in the bedroom.

Guevara goes to respond, however Page cuts him off. He says he knows Guevara thinks the two of them in a match would be a big money bout, but says the two of them are a P.R. disaster waiting to happen week after week after week.

Guevara then talks about how they're going to make their lives a living hell until they give him the TNT Championship rematch he has been seeking.

He tells them to wait until they see what he's got planned for them next week. That ends the segment.

Chris Jericho's Sports Entertainer Of The Week

We shoot to a quick vignette, where Chris Jericho of the Jericho Appreciation Society names his "Sports Entertainer of the Week," which is QT Marshall.

QT Marshall vs. Shane "Swerve" Strickland

This leads directly into our next match, as QT Marshall is already in the ring.

The theme for his opponent, Shane "Swerve" Strickland hits and out he comes for our second match of the evening.

The bell sounds and we're off-and-running. The fans immediately start chanting "Swerve's House!" as the two get after it.

Strickland starts off in the offensive driver's seat, but ends up getting dumped on his head by Marshall.

Moments later, Strickland takes back over. He mauls Marshall until a moment or so later when Marshall tries to take him out of the ring.

Unfortunately for Marshall, Strickland shows off good athleticism and lands on his feet. We head to a mid-match commercial break on that note.

When we return from the break to see Strickland landing a big handspring back-elbow to Marshall. He then climbs to the top and leaps off onto Marshall with a nice high spot that pops the crowd.

Marshall gets stuck in a half nelson but flips out and then blasts Strickland with a big shoulder shot.

He calls for the Diamond Cutter after that, but Strickland counters it. Strickland dropkicks Marshall's knee and then rolls through with a beautiful Flatliner that connects.

He does the cat-call on his "Swerve's House!" catchphrase with the crowd and hits his finisher for the pin fall victory.

Winner: Shane "Swerve" Strickland

Ricky Starks Issues Challenge To Shane "Swerve" Strickland

After the match, Ricky Starks stands up from his spot at the commentary desk and challenges Shane "Swerve" Strickland to a tag-team match.

The match, which will take place next week, will see Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs join forces to take on the duo of Strickland and Keith Lee.

After some more back-and-forth action, we finally get to the finish, which sees Velvet score the victory. With the win, she qualifies for the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament.

Winner and ADVANCING to the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament: Red Velvet

Mark Sterling Wants To Talk To Tony Nese

We shoot backstage where Lexy Nair is standing by with Tony Nese.

Nese talks about being the best new talent signed to AEW but not getting the respect that he deserves.

In walks "Smart" Mark Sterling who agrees with Nese and asks him to take a walk and talk with him.

Jon Moxley vs. Wheeler Yuta

From there, we shoot to the pre-main event interview of the week, which features Jon Moxley and Wheeler Yuta in the split-screen set up.

Yuta begins with some quick words but then an intense Mox jumps in and says he's only here to spill his guts all over the ring mat.

Mark Henry jumps in from there and says his catchphrase. We then head to a pre-match commercial break.

We return from the break and we see Wheeler Yuta make his way out and head to the ring for our main event of the evening.

From there, "Wild Thing" plays and we see Jon Moxley make his way out through the crowd. The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our final bout of the evening.

The match gets off to a hot start, with both guys brawling all over the place, as the action spills out of the ring and the two duke it out throughout the crowd.

We then head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues. When we return, we see the match still in progress.

The two fight back in the ring and begin turning up the intensity, with Mox eventually opening up Yuta.

And he opened him up big time.

Yuta's face quickly becomes a crimson mask, with blood spraying everywhere. Mox keeps trying to finish him off, however Yuta refuses to be finished.

We see Yuta slap the LeBelle Lock on Mox for a close submission attempt. Mox eventually escapes and the two exchange wild strikes.

Moments later, Yuta comes off the top-rope but lands right in the Paradigm Shift. Mox goes for the immediate follow-up pin attepmt but Yuta kicks out after two.

Mox does the shocked facial expression but then he gets Yuta in his Bulldog Choke. Yuta survives that as well. Mox turns and starts driving knees into the dome of Yuta, Mark Coleman vs. Igor Vovchanchyn style from PRIDE FC.

He stands up but the two end up on the mat again where Yuta slaps a Bulldog Choke on Mox. He cranks back with all he's got but Mox stands up in the holds. Yuta switches to a sleeper hold and the two fall backwards to the mat.

Mox escapes and starts driving elbows into the neck and head of Yuta over-and-over-and-over again. He gets him in the Paradigm Shift again, this time lifting Yuta for a super Paradigm Shift.

He goes for the follow-up cover but somehow Yuta again kicks out after two. He switches over to another Bulldog Choke attempt and this time the referee calls it off. Mox wins, but it took literally everything he had.

Winner: Jon Moxley

After The Match: Wheeler Yuta Earns Respect

After the match, Regal and Danielson head to the ring and join Mox. It looks like they're going to do the usual post-match violent beatdown but instead they shake his hand and show him respect.

That's how this week's Rampage goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!