The 50th episode of AEW RAMPAGE (Fyter Fest 2022 Night 2) was broadcast from the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, GA!
It’s Friday and you know what that means!
Tonight’s announce team was Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, “The Wizard” Chris Jericho, and Jim Ross.
Dark Order’s John Silver & Alex Reynolds vs. Kings Of The Black Throne—Brody King & Malakai Black (with Julia Hart)!
Reynolds and Black chain wrestled and then Reynolds took down Black with a deep arm drag. Black got a blind tag to Brody and Brody used his bulk to muscle Reynolds into the corner. Reynolds avoided a chop and tagged out to John Silver.
“Brody’s not going to be intimidated by the big ham bones of John Silver,” said Tony Schiavone, as Silver struck a double bicep pose in front of Brody.
Brody King leveled John Silver and then attempted a senton but Silver dodged it and tagged out to Reynolds. Silver and Reynolds blasted Brody with stereo kicks. They sent Brody spilling to the outside after more tandem offense. Brody intercepted a diving Alex Reynolds and then spiked him on the ring apron!
John Silver tagged in and attacked Malakai Black with a side suplex. Silver tagged Reynolds and they tried more of their tandem offense but Black had it scouted. Black booted Reynolds and then Brody nearly decapitated Reynolds with a lariat! Silver avoided a moonsault from Black on the outside and then Silver whipped Black into the steel barricade.
Back in the ring Brody King hoisted up Alex Reynolds for the Gonzo Bomb but John Silver rushed in for the save, pulling his partner back down. The Dark Order went to town on Brody King with their patented double team maneuvers for a near fall!
“Malakai Black somehow cleared three-quarters of the ring to break up the pin,” said Excalibur, after Black jumped off the top rope and dropkicked Reynolds to save King.
Malakai Black connected with a back heel kick to John Reynolds. Black sent Reynolds into Brody King’s clutch for Dante’s Inferno and King scored the victory!
As Kings Of The Black Throne were leaving on the ramp, Darby Allin jumped off the top of the tunnel, crashed onto Brody King, and began to pummel him with strikes!
“He’s like a bat out of hell!” said Jericho.
“Darby Allin leaping off the top of the tunnel!” added Excalibur.
“Darby Allin putting his career in his own hands,” replied Jim Ross.
Brody King shoved Darby off him and sent him tumbling down the ramp! King and Black were going to continue the assault on Darby but Sting walked out to even up the numbers!
“It’s Stiiiiiiing!” said Tony Schiavone.
As Brody was distracted, Darby chop blocked Brody’s leg! Sting had a stare down with Malakai Black!
“Sting and Malakai—they’re waiting to see who makes the first move. This is a chess match,” said Excalibur.
Brody and Darby brawled throughout the crowd, while Sting and Black continued to eye one another. Neither man was willing to give the other man the satisfaction of the first move.
“The Redeemer” Miro was backstage: “My God, did you make a deal a devil to stop me because ever since Malakai’s mist, I can feel this claws. Should I let the pagans take me or should I rip off their heads and take their spines? Did you send the House of Black to destroy the Redeemer or to recruit me?”
Ring Of Honor World Championship Match!
Lee Moriarty (with Matt Sydal) vs. ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham (with Tully Blanchard Enterprises—Tully Blanchard, “The Machine” Brian Cage, & Gates of Agony—Kaun & Toa Liona)!
ROH commentator Caprice Coleman joined the broadcast booth for this match.
“Normally I’d talk about how Jonathan Gresham holds the foundation together but last week he turned his back to all of that, so I don’t know how to present him to you. All I can do is say he’s the best technical wrestler in the world and you’re in for a real treat,” said Caprice.
The Code of Honor was observed before the match.
Lee elbowed Gresham in the face and then used a double leg takedown for ground and pound. Lee hit a knee strike and Gresham crumbled.
“Gresham this is what you get for turning your back on your friend,” said Jericho.
Lee Moriarty stalked Gresham outside the ring and then whipped him into the steel guard rail. Gresham booted Moriarty in the midsection. Gresham knocked Lee with a low blow while the ref was distracted.
Gresham slowed the tempo down and used a side headlock takeover on Lee. Gresham tied up Lee for a near fall. Lee broke free and kicked Gresham right in the jaw!
Moriarty controlled Gresham’s head and nailed Gresham with knee strikes and then a dropkick! Moriarty used a bridging suplex for a near fall on Gresham.
“I’m very impressed by these two,” said Jericho.
Gresham grabbed Lee with the Octopus and forced Moriarty to tap out!
“Now we know Jonathan Gresham will walk into DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR on Saturday, July 23rd on pay-per-view as the reigning Ring of Honor World Champion,” said Excalibur.
Tony Schiavone went to the ring to interview ROH World Champ Jonathan Gresham and Tully Blanchard.
Gresham: “Did you see that win tonight? You fans don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re going to see my face on AEW every week from now on. I’m going to come down to the ring and outclass all of your favorites because I’m the best hold-for-hold wrestler in the world.”
The Blackpool Combat Club’s Claudio Castagnoli’s music hit and Claudio walked onto the ramp!
“Claudio is setting his sights on the Ring of Honor World Championship!” said Excalibur.
Christopher Daniels was backstage and had words for Jay Lethal!
CD: “You know as someone who’s wrestled Samoa Joe countless times in his career, I have to applaud you Jay Lethal. The best time to talk tough about Samoa Joe is when he’s not in the same building, not even in the same state.
“But I can also tell you as one of his best friends that when he finally gets his hands on you Jay, he’s going to teach you one more lesson: How to get choked out at DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR. But if you keep putting your name in his mouth before that, maybe I’ll slap it out.”
Kris Statlander & “Fallen Goddess” Athena vs. Charlette & Robyn Renegade!
The Baddies were watching from the front row.
Kris and Athena hit stereo dropkicks to the Renegade twins! Statlander smashed them with a senton! Statlander launched Robyn off her shoulder and Athena jumped off the turnbuckles with a knee strike to Robyn!
Athena suplexed Charlette! Athena finished off Charlette with a cutter from the top rope and pinned her!
After the match, Leila Grey jumped on the ring apron and began to shout in Athena’s face! Statlander grabbed Grey and tossed her into the ring! Athena and Kris began to hit Leila with strikes until Keira Hogan and TBS Champion Jade Cargill sprinted down to the ring.
Keira kicked at Kris’ knee and Jade planted Athena!
“Stokely Hathaway appears to be sold on Leila Grey as a new member of the Baddies but it appears the jury is still out for the undefeated TBS Champion Jade Cargill,” said Excalibur.
The Gunn Club were in the ring to explain their actions against The Acclaimed!
Billy Gunn: “Tony, I get it, everyone’s upset. Everyone loves the Acclaimed. I love the Acclaimed. I treated them just like they were my own kids. But there just comes a time when Daddy Ass has to drop the hammer.”
The Acclaimed walked onto the ramp!
“Bowens and Caster, not here to rap, they’re here to fight!” said Excalibur.
Billy Gunn: “Guys, hold on, I know how we can settle this. I know everybody in the building wants to see this one last time and then we can go our own separate ways. Scissor me!”
The Acclaimed blasted Billy Gunn with a thrust kick!
The Acclaimed and the Gunn Club began to brawl! The Acclaimed hit clotheslines on the Gunn Club and sent them over the top rope to the arena floor!
Main Event Time!
Private Party—Isiah Kassidy & Marq Quen (with Jose the Assistant and Andrade El Idolo)
The Lucha Bros—Rey Fenix & Penta Oscuro (with Alex Abrahantes)!
Private Party used tandem offense on Penta but Penta had it scouted. Rey Fenix tagged in and the Lucha Bros chopped down Private Party with thrust kicks! Private Party fired back with dropkicks and tope suicidas!
Rey Fenix nailed Marq Quen with a cutter! Private Party made a comeback. As the ref was distracted, Andrade El Idolo started to choke Penta from outside the ring.
“It seems like Andrade El Idolo has really gotten under the skin of the Lucha Bros,” said Excalibur.
Private Party had Penta isolated in the corner. Penta Oscuro came back with a sling blade and then made the tag to Rey Fenix! Fenix used an arm drag and then a foot stomp to Kassidy! He leg dropped Kassidy and powerbombed Quen simultaneously!
Rey Fenix chopped away at Isiah Kassidy. Marq Quen pulled Fenix off the ropes and Kassidy jumped off the turnbuckles for a diving crossbody press and a near fall on Rey Fenix.
“They been thrown off their game completely tonight by this mask hysteria,” said Jericho.
Penta tagged in and hit Marq Quen with a thrust kick! He followed up with a Death Valley Driver on Quen into the corner on Kassidy. Penta planted Quen with the Made in Japan for a near fall!
“This offense by Penta is spectacular,” said Tony Schiavone.
Alex Abrahantes neutralized Jose the Assistant, who had jumped up on the apron. Meanwhile Penta waffled Andrade El Idolo with a thrust kick after Andrade tried again to interfere in the match.
As the ref was distracted, Rush ran down to the ring and clocked Penta Oscuro with a cheap shot! Somehow Penta Oscuro countered Marq Quen with a Canadian Destroyer and tagged in Rey Fenix! Limping in, Rey Fenix spiked Marq Quen with the Black Fire Driver and pinned him!
“What a gutsy performance by Rey Fenix and Penta Oscuro! Andrade El Idolo is understandably upset things not going the way he had planned,” said Excalibur.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Fyter Fest 2022 Week 2 on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Gas South Arena in Duluth GA!
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