Tonight’s AEW RAMPAGE was broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ!
It’s Friday and you know what that means!
Tonight’s announce team was Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, ROH World Champion “The Ocho” Chris Jericho, and Jim Ross.
Men’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament Quarter-Final Match!
“The MurderHawk Monster” Lance Archer vs. “Absolute” Ricky Starks!
The match began backstage with both brutes brawling! Lance threw Starks like a lawn dart into an overhead garage door in the back of the arena.
“Lance Archer is on a mission,” said Jericho.
Archer jumped over the guardrail right onto Ricky Starks. The bell to begin the match finally rang. Starks hit a lariat on Archer, sending Archer over the top rope and onto the arena floor. Archer fought back with a chokeslam to Ricky onto the ring apron!
Ricky fought his way out of a blackout attempt from Archer. Ricky took Archer down with a big lariat. Ricky DDT’ed Archer for a near fall. Starks speared Archer and pinned him!
Ricky Starks advances!
Brian Cage and Prince Nana came out and glared at Starks. A frustrated Archer attacked Starks from behind after the match, choke slamming Starks on the side of the steel ring steps!
FTW Championship Match!
HOOK (c.) vs. The Firm’s “TaigaStyle” Lee Moriarty (with Stokely Hathaway)!
Lee delivered an elbow to HOOK but HOOK fired right back, looking for a knee bar. HOOK dodged a kick and countered with a suplex. HOOK sent Moriarty flying with another suplex.
Stokely swiped at HOOK’s leg. While HOOK was momentarily distracted, Lee rocked HOOK with a big boot to the face. Lee Moriarty worked over HOOK in the corner, hitting him with jabs to the ribs.
HOOK rallied back with a high impact lariat to Lee! HOOK followed up with body shots to Lee, battering him with his bare knuckles. HOOK walloped Lee with a fisherman’s throw. Lee used a diving knee drop and then locked in a double wrist lock, but HOOK used his power to fight out of it.
Moriarty was looking for the Border City Stretch but HOOK turned his hips and transitioned into the RedRum, finishing off Moriarty!
“He’s 16-0,” said Jim Ross.
Backstage, Jose the Assistant and Rush challenged John Silver to a match. Dark Order’s 10 walked off, leaving Silver solo!
Madison Rayne vs. “The Fallen Goddess” Athena!
Athena dropkicked Rayne from behind as Rayne was standing on the ropes during her entrance. Athena swung Rayne into the metal ring barricade. Athena hit a back handspring into a chop to Rayne. Madison countered a delayed vertical suplex with a DDT!
Athena flipped forward with a stunner out of the blue onto Rayne. Athena flattened Rayne and pinned her.
“Athena is here and she means business. She dominated,” said Jim Ross.
Athena decked ref Aubrey Edwards after the match, as Edwards was trying to pull Athena off Rayne.
ROH Women’s Champion Mercedes Martinez saw enough and stormed down to the ring. Athena retreated!
Backstage, Renee Paquette was with The Best Friends and The Factory. The Best Friends challenged The Factory to a five-on-five match tomorrow!
Main Event Time!
“Mad King” Eddie Kingston & Ortiz vs. Jun Akiyama & Konosuke Takeshita!
Kingston called out Akiyama, but Takeshita locked up with Kingston first. Kingston chopped at Takeshita and then took him down with a belly-to-belly suplex.
Ortiz tagged in and got rocked by a right hand shot by Takeshita. Akiyama tagged in and smashed his elbows into Ortiz. He spiked Ortiz with a piledriver. Takeshita and Akiyama used tandem offense on Ortiz.
Kingston DDT’ed Takeshita for a near fall. Eddie invited Takeshita to chop him, and Takeshita obliged. Kingston fired back but Takeshita used boxing elbows and tagged out to Akiyama.
Akiyama connected with two high boots to Ortiz’s face. Akiyama followed up with the jumping knee to Ortiz. Kingston jumped into the ring and he and Akiyama traded shots. Kingston nailed Takeshita with a back drop driver, as all four men were in the ring.
Kingston and Akiyama traded shots again. Kingston blasted Akiyama with the exploder suplex. Akiyama hit Kingston and then Ortiz with knees to the head, and then pinned Ortiz!
“What a match! What a win for Team DDT!” said Excalibur.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL!
Don’t miss AEW: FULL GEAR live on pay-per-view from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ this Saturday, November 19th!
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