Welcome to Fightful.com's live coverage & discussion for AEW Rampage (2/4/22)!
We'll be bringing you full, fight-by-fight results of every match on the card.
— The show begins with Evil Uno already in the ring and out comes Adam Cole and this one will kick-off the show.
Adam Cole vs. Evil Uno
— Cole goes on the offense early, Uno fights back with some power offense, Cole gets the momentum back with a kick to the mid-section but Uno drills Cole with a super-kick, goes up top and launches himself with a flying senton but Cole gets his knees up, Cole nails Uno with a super-kick, then another then he drills Uno with 'The Boom' for the 1-2-3 and the win!
Winner - Adam Cole
— After the match, Adam Cole calls out Frankie Kazarian, Jungle Boy, Anthony Greene, John Silver, Wheeler Yuta, Orange Cassidy, Jake Atlas, Kaun and Evil Uno...Cole asks what all of these people have in common...it's that they all have played a part in his undefeated run in AEW because his match last week doesn't exist...but what does exist is a different Adam Cole, a ruthless Adam Cole that takes what he wants...and what he wants, is respect. Cole says people forgot who he was and he's one of the best professional wrestlers, not just in AEW, but in the world. Cole says he's traveled the world and won championships in every company and at the end of the day, Adam Cole always ends up becoming the guy. Cole say there's something else that he wants...and at the end of the day, everyone craves certainty...and there's one thing that's certain, he will become the AEW World Champion.
— We then see TBS Champion Jade Cargill backstage with Mark Sterling. Mark says Jade's first title defense made her become 25-0 and then 26-0...and soon, we'll see her become 27-0. Jade says she's green...just like money and asks who's next on 'The Bad Bitch Show'.
Sammy Guevara (C) vs. Isiah Kassidy — TNT Championship
— Kassidy takes the advantage early and tosses Sammy down with a flying arm-drag. Sammy slaps Kassidy in the face and Kassidy goes after Sammy's taped-up ribs. Sammy fires back with a drop-kick, Kassidy rolls out of the ring and Sammy chases after with a dive over the top rope and drills Kassidy on the outside of the ring. Sammy tosses Kassidy back in the ring and lays into him with some chops to the chest, Kassidy sends him over the top rope, Matt Hardy and Marq Queen comes out of nowhere and Matt plants Sammy with a side effect onto the apron. Sammy elbows Kassidy in the head, tries to springboard into the ring but Kassidy catches him with a cutter and it sends Sammy flying outside of the ring, Kassidy follows and drills Sammy with a dive through the ropes. Kassidy tosses Sammy back into the ring, goes up top and nails Sammy with a dive off the top rope, goes for the cover but Sammy kicks-out at two-and-a-half. Kassidy catches Sammy with a kick then Sammy answers back with a Pele kick that sends Kassidy into the corner. Sammy kicks Kassidy in the back of the head, goes up top and takes out Marq Queen with a moonsault to the outside then goes right back up top and drills Kassidy with a flying cutter, goes for the cover but Kassidy kicks-out at two-and-a-half. Sammy goes right back on the attack and plants Kassidy with the GTH and gets the three-count for the win!
Winner - Sammy Guevara (C)
— After the match, Matt Hardy, Marq Queen, Andrade and Jose The Assistant surround Sammy, Darby Allin storms down to the ring and the heels back down and exit the ring as we head to a commercial break.
— Back from the break and Tony Schiavone is backstage with Kris Statlander. Tony asks Kris why she doesn't like Leyla Hirsch. Kris says it's because Leyla has a bad attitude and even though Leyla has an amateur wrestling background, she should acting like a professional. Leyla comes out of nowhere and drills Kris with a running knee strike with a chair and we head back to the ring for our next match.
Thunder Rosa vs. Mercedes Martinez
— Rosa starts out on the offensive and lays into Mercedes with some kicks, elbows and then a leg drop. Rosa uses the middle rope to choke Mercedes and plays up to the crowd. Rosa tosses Mercedes to the outside and launches her into the barricade then drills her with a snap-suplex on the outside before tossing her back into the ring. Rosa locks-in a choke and unloads some elbows onto the chest of Mercedes, who finally gets some offense in and drills Rosa with a spine-buster, then goes for a cover but Rosa kicks-out after a two-count and we head to a commercial break. Back from the break and Mercedes wallops Rosa with a suplex, goes for the cover but Rosa kicks-out at two-and-a-half. Mercedes goes for a power-bomb, Rosa rolls out and plants Mercedes with a side-slam but Mercedes rolls out of the ring to avoid the pin attempt. Rosa follows her outside and tosses Mercedes into the steel steps and Mercedes finds a metal pipe and blasts Rosa with it and gets disqualified.
Winner - Thunder Rosa (via DQ)
— After the match, AEW officials and he medical staff come to check on Thunder Rosa and we see a video package highlighting Serena Deeb. Tony Schiavone is backstage and Mercedes Martinez is with him, holding the metal pipe she just used to knockout Thunder Rosa in their match. Mercedes says she told everyone that she was there to take Thunder Rosa out by any means necessary. AEW Women's Champion Britt Baker comes into the screen alongside Jamie Hayter and Rebel. Britt says that's not what she and Mercedes discussed and she brought in Mercedes because Jamie couldn't get the job done on Rosaand she knows that Mark Sterling handed Mercedes the check, but she better not forget that the name that signed the check read Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. Mercedes said she did her job, which was to take Thunder Rosa out. Britt says she only softened her up but now she finishes the job or else her [Mercedes] time in AEW will be even shorter than her last job before heading to a commercial break.
— Back from the break and it's announced that AEW President Tony Khan will have a 'huge announcement' this Wednesday night on Dynamite. It's now time four our second title match of the night in our main event of the evening.
Ricky Starks (C) (with 'Powerhouse' Will Hobbs) vs. Jay Lethal — FTW Championship
— Both men match each other's moves and then back away and star each other down before locking-up. Lethal knocks Starks to the mat with a shoulder block then chirps at the champion. Starks slaps Lethal, who takes him down and unloads punches, Starks returns the favor but Lethal stymies his momentum and chops Starks in the chest, and again and then a right hand drops the champion in the corner. Lethal goes for a suplex, Starks stops it and drops Lethal with a hammer-fist to the back, Starks gets tripped out of the ring by Lethal, who nails Starks with a dive through the middle rope and then another. Will Hobbs backs Lethal away from Starks, the referee tells Hobbs to back away, which he does but the distraction was enough for Starks to come back and lay Lethal out with a super-kick. Starks tosses Lethal into the barricade and takes a selfie with a fan's phone before we head to a break. Back from the break and Starks has control of Lethal's neck while inside of the ring. Lethal fights his way out with fists to the mid-section of Starks, Lethal catches a kick and takes Starks down to the mat with a leg-drag. Both men struggle to their feet, Lethal sends Starks into the corner, secures double under-hooks, goes for the back-slide pin, Starks kicks-out at two, Lethal rolls Starks right back up with another cover but Starks is once again able to lift the shoulders after a two-count. Lethal tosses Starks into the corner, Starks kicks him away, Lethal grabs Starks' legs and goes for an Alabama slam but Starks catches him into a power-bomb, goes for the cover but Lethal kicks out at two-and-a-half. Both men are on their knees and start unloading chest chops to one another, both get back up to their feet and continue the back-and-forth chops, Lethal gets the better of the exchange and lays Starks out with a heavy chop, Hobbs gets on the apron, Lethal drop-kicks him off then goes diving out at Hobbs but Hobbs moves out of the way but Dante Martin comes out of nowhere and drills Hobbs with a dive after spring-boarding himself off of the top rope. Lethal drills Starks with a slam, goes for The Lethal Injection, Starks catches him, Lethal rolls him up, Starks kicks out at two, Lethal goes for The Lethal Injection one more time but Starks catches him and plants him with Roshambo and gets the 1-2-3 for the win!
Winner - Ricky Starks (C)