It’s Friday night, and you know what that means …
All Elite Wrestling returns with the latest episode of their weekly one-hour AEW on TNT television program, which emanates this week from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On tap for tonight’s edition of AEW Rampage, which kicks off at 10/9c on TNT, is The Acclaimed vs. Private Party vs. The Butcher & The Blade with the AEW World Tag-Team Championships on-the-line.
Also scheduled for the weekly AEW on TNT show this evening is RUSH vs. John Silver, Jamie Hayter vs. Willow Nightingale, Lee Moriarty vs. Fuego Del Sol, as well as an appearance by FTW Champion Hook.
Featured below are complete AEW Rampage results from Friday, September 30, 2022. The following report was written by PWMania.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live on TNT.
AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS (9/30/2022)
This week’s show kicks off with the usual “This is Rampage, baby!” theme song and accompanying opening video package and then we shoot inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jim Ross and company welcome us to the show on commentary and then send it down to Justin Roberts who immediately begins the formal introductions for our opening contest.
AEW World Tag-Team Championships
The Acclaimed (C) vs. Private Party vs. The Butcher & The Blade
The camera shot switches to the ring, where we see Private Party (Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy) and the duo of The Butcher & The Blade already awaiting the ring entrance of the reigning, defending AEW World Tag-Team Champions.
On that note, The Acclaimed theme song hits and out comes Max Caster doing his freestyle rhyme entrance. He closes the rap with a line about running their opposition into the ground like Ben Simmons. From there, Anthony Bowens wraps up their fan-friendly entrance routine with his “Scissor me, daddy!” catchphrase.
The music dies down and with all three teams in the squared circle and ready to go, the bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our first match of the evening. This will be a three-way tag-team showdown with the AEW World Tag-Team Championships on-the-line.
After some early back-and-forth action, which largely sees Caster and Bowens dominating the offense, we see things shift to the team of The Butcher & The Blade taking over control of things. Butcher and Blade take turns making quick tags, keeping a fresh man on their opposition at all times.
The Butcher and The Blade enjoy a few minutes in the offensive driver’s seat. We see Matt Hardy watching on from a monitor backstage inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. as the match plays out. Caster and Bowens finally regain control of the match.
We see Bowens hit his finisher and then Caster comes off the top-rope with his Mic Drop finisher. He goes for the cover and The Acclaimed pick up the pin fall victory. With the win, Caster and Bowens successfully retain their AEW World Tag-Team Championships.
Winners and STILL AEW World Tag-Team Champions: The Acclaimed
Top Guns Mock FTR’s Many Tag-Team Championships
We shoot backstage to an interview segment featuring The Gunn Club and Stokeley Hathaway, as well as W. Morrissey standing tall in the background. Austin and Colten Gunn mock FTR for holding secondary tag-team titles. They make a fun little mocking name for each championship that Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler holds and then they make it clear that the only titles they are interested in are the AEW World Tag-Team Championships. “Top Guns … out!” Is how this segment closes out and then we head to a commercial break.
Lexy Nair Talks To “That B*tch” Jade Cargill
We shoot backstage where Lexy Nair is standing by with TBS Women’s Champion. “That B*tch” Jade Cargill talks about someone she isn’t fond of based on her description. She ends up getting cut off as Nyla Rose, Marina Shafir and Vickie Guerrero approach her. Nyla Rose tells Jade Cargill she wants the next shot at the TBS Women’s Champion. Cargill says she’s got it — but it’ll be on her terms. The segment wraps up after that.
Fuego Del Sol vs. Lee Moriarty
We head to the ring again upon returning from the break, where we get ready for our second match of the evening, which will take place in the men’s singles division.
The match will see masked fan-favorite Fuego Del Sol going one-on-one against Lee Moriarty. The two have made their respective ring walks and the bell now sounds to get this one off-and-running.
Early on we see some back-and-forth action, with Moriarty starting to pull ahead into the offensive lead. From there, we see Fuego start to show signs of life, fighting back into competitive form. This doesn’t last for long, however, and this one is over almost as quick as it got started.
A few stomps by Moriarty followed by a running knee that connects with the dome of Fuego in the corner of the ring leads to an arm-capture and stiff back-suplex by Moriarty. After that, Moriarty connects with a face-buster into a cross-face for the win.
After the match, W. Morrissey pie-face Fuego Del Sol before hoisting him up for a vicious chokeslam. The commentators marvel at the awe-inspiring size and strength of W. Morrissey.
Winner: Lee Moriarty
Jamie Hayter vs. Willow Nightingale
Now it’s time for our third bout of the evening here on this week’s edition of AEW Rampage. This one will be taking place in the women’s singles division. Jamie Hayter makes her way down to the ring to a raucous reaction from the Philadelphia crowd inside the Liacouras Center.
She settles in the ring, where her opponent Willow Nightingale stands. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. We see some good back-and-forth offense from Hayter and Nightingale straight out of the gate and then we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
We settle back in from the break and see Hayter fighting from underneath. Britt Baker ends up getting involved near the end of this one. When the match is all said-and-done, it is Hayter who manages to get her hand raised after putting forth a very hard fought effort to secure the “W.” Good match from these two.
Winner: Jamie Hayter
A Look At WarJoe, Shane “Swerve” Strickland Joins Kevin Gates At Rolling Loud Music Festival
We see a quick vignette hyping the dangerous and dominant duo of TNT Champion Wardlow and ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe, collectively known as the duo called “WarJoe.”
After that wraps up, we see footage of Shane “Swerve” Strickland appearing as Kevin Gates’ guest at the biggest hip-hop event of the year known as the Rolling Loud Music festival.
Hook Handles Hollywood Hunk
Once the pair of video package wraps up, we shoot back inside the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. and we head back to the ring.
Already in the ring is Ryan Nemeth. The promising prospect and self-proclaimed “Hollywood Hunk,” who along with JD Drake, Peter Avalon, and Cezar Bononi are collectively known as The Wingman, grabs a microphone and begins speaking.
Nemeth talks trash about the city of Philadelphia and takes a shot at Extreme Championship Wrestling, referring to it as the very over-used mock-name of “ECW — Extremely Crappy Wrestling.”
This leads to the sounds of Action Bronson blaring inside the Liacouras Center as FTW Champion Hook makes his way out and heads to the ring, walking with a purpose as the crowd in Philly shows him a ton of love.
Hook beats Nemeth down and blasts him with repeated forearm shots as he crawls around the ring trying to escape the savage onslaught of Taz’s baby boy. Instead, he falls victim to the Red Rum and gets choked out.
From there, Hook notices the Trustbusters coming out at the top of the entrance area with an envelope that has Hook’s name on it. He exits the ring and runs up after them, however the Trustbusters head for higher ground after laying the aforementioned Hook-labeled envelope on the stage.
RUSH vs. John Silver
It’s almost time for our headline bout of the evening on this week’s installment of AEW Rampage, but first it’s time for the weekly visit to the Mark Henry-hosted pre-main event split-screen interview with the competitors involved in our last scheduled bout of the show.
With that said, “The World’s Strongest Man” gets his intro out of the way and hands the airwaves over to The Dark Order’s John Silver, and his opponent, RUSH. The two trade verbal jabs and then the WWE Hall of Fame legend and AEW broadcast team member declares that there has, in fact, been enough talk and that it is, indeed, time for tonight’s main event.
Now we head back inside the Liacouras Center where Excalibur and company set the stage for our final tilt of the evening here in Philadelphia. On that note, the theme for RUSH hits and out comes the Andrade Family Office member. He heads to the ring and settles inside as his music dies down.
From there, the familiar sounds of The Dark Order’s entrance tune hits and out comes John Silver. The fan-favorite makes his way to the ring and after he settles inside the squared circle, the music fades down and the bell sounds to get this main event showdown off-and-running.
We see some good back-and-forth action from RUSH and John Silver straight out of the gate in this one and then we are sent to a mid-match commercial break as the bout continues.
When we return from the break, we see RUSH still dominating the offense. The commentators sing his praises while also questioning how much more punishment John Silver can take before this one is over and done with.
Finally, we work our way to the finish, which sees Jose The Assistant get involved on the ring apron. RUSH picks up the victory shortly thereafter. Once the match wraps up, we see Andrade and RUSH double teaming Silver and Alex Reynolds, which leads to The Dark Order running out to make the save.
The Butcher and The Blade got involved as well. When all is said-and-done, “Hangman” Adam Page finally comes out and clears the ring to end the show. That’s how this one goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 30, 2022