It’s Friday night, and you know what that means, it’s time for AEW Rampage and Ringside News has you covered with live results.
Tonight’s Rampage is the much anticipated “First Dance” show taking place in the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. It is not confirmed but it is widely believed that tonight will see the return to wrestling of CM Punk after seven years.
What is official for the show is a semi final match in the AEW World Tag Team Championship Eliminator Tournament with Private Party taking on Jurassic Express.
Also confirmed for tonight is Jade Cargill taking on Kiera Hogan and Jon Moxley going one on one with Daniel Garcia.
It should be interesting to see how things play out on just the second ever episode of AEW Rampage.
Rampage begins live in Chicago with CM Punk making his pro wrestling return to a huge ovation from his hometown crowd. Punk hugs several people in the audience as fans are shown being incredibly emotional and the long awaited return.
Back live with CM Punk in the ring with a mic in hand. With tears in his eyes, Punk says that you guys really know how to make a kid feel like Britt Baker in Pittsburgh. Punk says he didn’t plan what to say, because he didn’t know how he was going to feel but he needed to feel it. Punk says that he’s heard the CM Punk chants for seven years. Punk says he has a lot to cover and that he has the time and he isn’t going anywhere. Punk says that if he let down anyone out there with his actions, he understands but if they understand he was never going to be healthy staying in the place that made him like that in the first place. Punk sits on the mat in the famous crossed leg position. Punk says he felt before like he had to leave, when he worked for a place called ring of Honor. Punk says that walking out today he knew why he cried in his last ROH match, he made a place where people can love professional wrestling, and he knew he was leaving a place he loved, to go somewhere that wasn’t going to be easy for a guy like him. Punk says that in 2005, he left professional wrestling, and that today, he’s back. Punk says he’s back because there’s a hell of a lot of young talent that he wishes he was with 10 years ago. Punk is back because he wants to work with the young talent that have the passion that was stamped out of him. Punk calls out Darby Allin, and Allin and Sting are shown watching from the rafters. Punk calls Allin tough and that he is first on the list of who Punk wants to help. Punk says there is nothing more dangerous Allin could do than wrestle CM Punk, in Chicago. Punk says he will see Allin September 5th at All Out. Punk once again says he’s back, Punk says one more thing, that he appreciates everyone who waited for him, and tells everyone in attendance to grab a free ice cream bar on him.
Christian Cage is seen backstage talking to Jurassic Express. Christian says The Young Bucks can’t be helped when they face Jurassic Express. Christian says he took Kenny Omega’s confidence, and at All Out, he will take Omega’s soul.
Private Party vs Jurassic Express
Before the bell, AEW Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks make their way out to watch from the top of the ramp. The match begins with Jungle Boy and Isiah Kassidy. The two trade quick moves as neither is able to land anything strong. Marq Quen comes in for the double team but Jungle Boy escapes and hits a top rope arm drag and drop kick to Quen. Jungle Boy is slammed to the mat after a Kassidy distraction to the ref.
Back live with Jungle Boy hitting a drop kick and a lariat to Kassidy. Luchasaurus is tagged in and he hits strikes to both members of Private Party. Luchasaurus clears the ring and tags Jungle Boy back in. Luchasaurus holds Jungle Boy on his shoulders but Private Party counters with Kassidy hitting a Canadian Destroyer and covering for two before Luchasaurus breaks it up. Kassidy takes out Luchasaurus on the apron and Quen hits a shooting star press to Luchasaurus on the outside. Luchasaurus gets back in the ring and counters to slam Kassidy. Matt Hardy causes a distraction and Kassidy gets a roll up for two. Jungle Boy counters out of Gin & Juice with a tornado DDT. Jurassic Express hits a combo power bomb move and Jungle Boy covers for three.
Winners: Jurassic Express
Kenny Omega is backstage with Don Callis. Callis calls Christian Cage’s win last week as a fluke. Omega says Christian ruined everything for Omega and that at All Out, Omega will retire Christian for another seven years.
Jade Cargill vs Kiera Hogan
The match begins with a lock up and Cargill powers Hogan into the corner. Hogan hits a kick to Cargill’s head and hits a corner lariat. Cargill jumps out of the corner to hit a big boot. Cargill lifts Hogan and plants her with a face buster and covers for three.
Winner: Jade Cargill
Mark Henry interviews Jon Moxley and Daniel Garcia before their match, Moxley says that what he is going to do is going to look like a felony assault and Moxley storms out of the camera range.
Jon Moxley vs Daniel Garcia
Our Rampage main event begins with Moxley immediately throwing Garcia to the corner and stomping down on him. Moxley hits a back suplex. Moxley hits a running kick to the chest. Garcia rolls through and attacks Moxley’s leg. Garcia continue to attack the leg on the mat and turns it into an ankle lock like submission. Moxley rolls through and locks in an armbar. Garcia is able to break the hold and chop Moxley in the corner. Garcia runs into a big boot and Moxley follows with a German suplex. Garcia rolls through to an ankle lock and Moxley is eventually able to reach the bottom rope. Garcia runs into a lariat from Moxley. Moxley and Garcia exchange forearm shots before Moxley hits a headbutt. Garcia counters the paradigm shift and gets into a submission on the mat. Moxley rolls through to lock in a choke hold on the mat and Garcia taps out.
Winner: Jon Moxley
After the bell Moxley and Kingston get attacked by 2.0 and Garcia. Darby Allin and Sting come down the ramp to join in and make the save. Moxley hits a paradigm shift and 2.0 are stacked up in the corner for a Stinger Splash and Sting then hits a Scorpion Death Drop. Darby Allin goes up top to finish it up with a Coffin Drop. Moxley, Kingston, Sting and Allin stand tall in the ring as Rampage goes off the air.
That’s it for this week’s Rampage. Let us know what you thought and we’ll see you back here next Friday for more Rampage coverage. Until then, stay safe!