July 8th, 2022
The Blue Cross Arena at The War Memorial
Rochester, New York
Welcome to our live coverage of AEW Rampage, which is emanating from The Blue Cross Arena at The War Memorial in Rochester, New York. Announced for tonight's show, Mercedes Martinez and Serena Deeb will once again team up in tag team competition, Jonathan Gresham and Lee Moriarty will team up to take on The Gates Of Agony (Toa Liona and Kaun), Orange Cassidy will battle Tony Nese, and if Tony Nese wins, Cassidy must sign the petition to get Swerve Strickland removed from the AEW roster, plus, Eddie Kingston will do battle against Konosuke Takeshita.
Match 1: Konosuke Takeshita vs Eddie Kingston
- The match starts off with both men locking up, Kingston then lands a headlock takeover on Takeshita but Takeshita gets out of it using a headscissors, both men then lock up with a test of strength, Eddie then takes Takeshita down with a snapmirror, both men then exchange armstretches, Takeshita then punches Kingston in the stomach, Eddie then knees Takeshita in the stomach, followed by a gut-wrench suplex, Kingston and Takeshita then exchange a series of chops and forearms, Kingston then lands thirteen chops on Takeshita in the corner, Kingston then locks Konosuke in a headlock but Takeshita is able to get his leg on the bottom rope, Takeshita then hits a running flying closeline on Eddie, followed by a running forearm on Eddie in the corner, Takeshita then hits a lariat on Eddie, followed by a blue thunder bomb for a nearfall as we go to commercial break.
* We are back from commercial as we see both men exchange a series of chops on the apron, Moxley then hits an exploder suplex onto Takeshita on the outside of the ring, both men then attempt to take each other down with closelines, Eddie then hits a ligerbomb on Takeshita for a nearfall, Takeshita then lands a series of forearms followed by a brainbuster on Eddie for a nearfall, Takeshita and Eddie then exchange a series of elbows in the middle of the ring, Eddie then lands a suplex on Takeshita, dropping him on his head, Eddie then hits a spinning backfist on Takeshita to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Eddie Kingston at 12:02.
Match 2: Jonathan Gresham and Lee Moriarty vs Gates Of Agony
- The match starts off with Gates Of Agony jumping the gun by attacking Moriarty and Gresham, Toa then chokes Moriarty against the bottom rope, Kaun then hits a senton from the apron onto Moriarty for a nearfall, Moriarty then lands an upkick to Toa, Toa then hits Moriarty with a samoan drop for a nearfall as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Lee then lands a series of strikes to the face of Toa, Moriarty then goes to tag Gresham but Gresham walks off the apron, Gresham then hugs Tully Blanchard,Toa then hits a lariat on Moriarty, followed by a gutbuster from Kaun to secure the pinfall victory.
Winners via pinfall: Gates Of Agony.
Match 3: Mercedes Martinez and Serena Deeb vs Kayla Sparks and Christina Marie
- Serena and Mercedes continues to work on Christina, Mercedes lands a knee to the face of Christina, Serena then locks Christina in the serenity lock to secure the submission victory.
Winners via submission: Serena Deeb and Mercedes Martinez at 2:23.
- After the match, Serena Deeb attacks Mercedes Martinez from behind, Deeb then puts Martinez in the serenity lock.
Match 4: Orange Cassidy vs Tony Nese
- Orange Cassidy lands two tornado DDTs on Nese, Cassidy then hits a leaping DDT onto Nese from the second rope, Smart Mark Sterling then gets on the apron but Cassidy attacks him with his parody kicks, Nese then hits a pump handle piledriver on Cassidy for a nearfall, Danhausen then hits a lowblow on Smart Mark Sterling, Cassidy then hits the orange punch on Nese to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Orange Cassidy.