It’s Friday night, and you know what that means …
All Elite Wrestling returns from the MVP Arena in Albany, New York with what will be the final television broadcast from the promotion ahead of their highly-anticipated annual tradition next week with AEW Grand Slam special events emanating from the massive Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.
On tap for tonight’s AEW Rampage on TBS are matches such as Penelope Ford vs. Willow Nightingale, Ethan Page vs. Danhausen, Matt Hardy will square off in singles action against Darby Allin, Josh Woods gets a shot at Samoa Joe with the ROH TV Championship up for grabs.
Featured below are complete AEW Rampage results for Friday, September 16, 2022 episode of AEW Rampage on TBS from the MVP Arena in Albany, New York. The following report was written by PWMania.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live via TBS starting at 10/9c.
AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS (9/16/2022)
It’s Friday night, and we have already established that you know what this means — inside-and-out. With that in mind, let’s get ready to jump into tonight’s edition of AEW Rampage on TNT — the final “go-home” show leading into the always-popular annual special events known as AEW Grand Slam: Dynamite and AEW Grand Slam: Rampage next Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
The usual “This is Rampage, baby!” theme song and cold open video package airs now and then we shoot inside the MVP Arena in Albany, New York, where Excalibur, Tony Schiavone and Taz formally welcome us to the show.
Darby Allin vs. Matt Hardy
Already in the ring are the two men who will be squaring off in the advertised opening contest on this week’s show — Matt Hardy going one-on-one against the man he challenged on Dynamite to get things shaped up and ready for the forthcoming AEW TV return of Jeff Hardy.
We see these two already in the ring after each made their ring walk during the weekly custom “Exclusive Entrances” digital video released via AEW’s official YouTube channel literally seconds before the Rampage on TBS broadcast began at the top of the 10 ‘o-clock hour.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. After the early offensive control established by Hardy, we see Allin amp up and start mad-man sprinting all over the ring, hitting any ropes he can find — and as hard as his body can possibly bounce and lean into them for full forward-launch-affect.
This leads to a short run of offensive control by Allin. Hardy starts to use his clear-cut size-and-strength advantages over the charismatic fan-favorite to take back control of the offensive driver’s seat, just as we head into a mid-match commercial break.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Hardy take advantage of Darby by powrebombing him into the ring post. Hardy twists Darby’s spine around the post now as the focus has shifted to the lower back. A few hard Irish whips by Hardy into the turnbuckle and Darby is down and in pain.
Hardy grabs Darby’s leg and hits a sit-out powerbomb out of the corner for a two count. Darby reverses an Irish whip into a jackknife cover for two. Coffin splash by Darby in the corner but his back is hurting him. Make that two. Hardy catches Darby in the air and lands a Side Effect for a long two count.
Hardy hits another Side Effect and looks for the Twist of Fate but Darby counters into a back slide for two. Brainbuster attempt by Hardy but Darby reverses into a Scorpion Death Drop for a long two count.
Darby looking for the Coffin Drop but Hardy crotches him on the top rope. Sit-out Razor’s Edge by Hardy! One, two, no! Hardy goes up top but misses a moonsault and that allows Darby to hit the running Code Red for two.
Darby is up again very quick and he hits a Last Supper finisher for the pin fall victory. Thanks to Wrestling Headlines for contributing to part of the recap of this match while connection for Rampage on TBS was momentarily in-and-out.
Winner: Darby Allin
Brody King Makes Statement, Grand Slam Match Announced
Once the match wraps up, we see the lights go out and when they come back on, Brody King from The House of Black is in the ring . He nearly decapitates Matt Hardy with a monstrous lariat before draping Darby Allin over the ropes with his feet dangling above the ring apron.
As he continues choking the life out of him as the post-match segment wraps up. The commentators confirm Brody King and the House of Black taking on Darby Allin and “The Icon” Sting in tag-team action.
Chris Jericho Challenges Claudio Castagnoli For ROH Title Showdown At Grand Slam
We have another big main event style featured match for next week’s AEW Grand Slam special events. During a backstage interview segment that included ROH Champion Claudio Castagnoli, fellow Blackpool Combat Club member Wheeler Yuta, as well as the leader of the Jericho Appreciation Society himself, Chris Jericho, we saw the “wizard” of AEW issue a challenge to the former WWE Superstar known as Cesaro for an ROH Championship showdown at AEW Grand Slam. Castagnoli accepts. It’s on for next week.
Sasha Banks Coming To AEW?
If Jade Cargill is “that b*tch,” who would a reference to “the baddest b*tch” in women’s wrestling coming to AEW for the first time be in reference to?
Wouldn’t it have to be Sasha Banks?
That’s certainly what the teases from the TBS Women’s Champion and The Baddies appeared to be alluding to during a backstage interview segment on this week’s edition of AEW Rampage. The ladies touted “The Baddest B*tch” coming to AEW for next week’s AEW Grand Slam special events from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.
“The Mad King” vs. “The Spanish God” & AEW Golden Ticket Battle Royal At Grand Slam
We get some announcements for the highly-anticipated annual special events from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, N.Y. next week on Wednesday and Friday night, as it is announced that Eddie Kingston will take on Sammy Guevara in singles action on the show.
Also announced is the first-ever AEW Golden Ticket Battle Royal, with the man who emerges victorious in the debut edition of the new gimmick match earning themselves a shot at an AEW championship of their choosing.
The Firm will obviously have a number of goals in that one, with each member having their sights set on different titles, as established in their launch promo segment with Stokely Hathaway-and-company earlier this week on AEW Dynamite.
Penelope Ford vs. Willow Nightingale
Now we head back inside the MVP Arena in Albany, N.Y. as we are prepared for our next match of the evening. Out comes Penelope Ford as well as Willow Nightingale for this singles showdown of highly-regarded talents from AEW’s women’s division.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. We see some regular back-and-forth opening match stuff and then these two roll up their sleeves and start getting after it. Things wrap up with this one when Ford hits a Indian Death Lock for the win.
Winner: Penelope Ford
Danhausen vs. Ethan Page
After another commercial time out, we return to the ring for our next one-on-one bout of the evening, which was set up in a segment on Dynamite earlier this week. Out comes Danhausen and “All Ego” Ethan Page making their respective ring entrances.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with what will be our co-main event of the evening here on this week’s AEW Rampage. We see Page finally get to some offense, decking Danhausen with a big shot. He follows up with some ground and pound and after a brief offensive response by Danhausen, we see Page hit his “Ego’s Edge” finisher for the win.
Winner: Ethan Page
ROH Television Championship
Samoa Joe (C) vs. Josh Woods
We get to our final pre-match segment of the week, as the camera shot goes split-screen mode for the weekly Mark Henry interview segment. “The World’s Strongest Man” talks to ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe and the man who will challenge him this week, Josh Woods. Woods talks with “Smart” Mark Sterling chiming in as well and then “The Samoan Submission Machine” wraps things up. Henry decides that it has been enough talking and that it’s time for our main event of the evening.
The ring walks for Samoa Joe and Josh Woods are officially in the rear view mirror, the bell now sounds and all that’s left is for Joe and Woods to decide amongst themselves who is walking out of the MVP Arena in Albany, New York with the ROH Television Championship traveling with them to the next town on the AEW schedule.
Joe and Woods engage with some back-and-forth offense in the early going and then we see the two start to look to fight for position control where they ultimately attempt to finish the other with various submission attempts. The two finally work towards the finish of this one, which ultimately sees Joe pull off the victory to retain his ROH TV title. That’s how this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
Winner and STILL ROH TV Champion: Samoa Joe
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