AEW Rampage Notes: Orange Cassidy, The Acclaimed and Hook all retain, Willow is All Elite

Photo Courtesy: AEW
Photo Courtesy: AEW

October 21, 2022

Daily’s Place – Jacksonville, FL

By: John Kleinchester

The show began with The Acclaimed defeating Varsity Athletes, retaining their titles. After the match Mark Sterling said he still owns the trademark to “Scissor Me” which led to Billy Gunn throwing him into the ring and The Acclaimed taking him out with several shots below the belt. Billy Gunn tore up the trademark paperwork and the three scissored to end the segment.

Tony Schiavone had a sit down interview with Jade Cargill. Cargill explained that she was saving Rampage “yet again” by agreeing to allow Leila Grey to wrestle Willow Nightingale in place of the injured Penelope Ford. In exchange for this Jade would get into the ring with Nyla Rose tonight.

Backstage Ortiz had requested time with Eddie Kingston and The Lucha Bros. Ortiz said that Eddie had been losing it lately. Each man took turns expressing concern that Eddie’s temper has gotten the better of him. Suddenly Pac entered saying that Eddie should listen to them because they’re champions and pointing to the fact that Kingston blew it at Grand Slam when his win was overturned.

Before the FTW Championship match between Hook and Ari Daivari, Daivari tried one last time to offer cash for the FTW title. Hook slapped the cash out of Ari’s hand. Hook went on to retain via Redrum submission.

Backstage Stokely Hathaway and Ethan Page were interviewed with Matt Hardy. They said that Private Party was sent to work on their fundamentals and to get the “Matt Hardy stink” off of them. They informed Hardy that per their new contract he would be having a match on Dark Elevation on Monday to which Matt responded with a rap saying see you Monday.

Willow Nightingale defeated Leila Grey with the Doctor Bomb. After the match, Tony Schiavone entered the ring announcing Willow as officially “All Elite”. Jade Cargill then came out to the ring with a chair and called out Nyla Rose. Rose was outside the arena in Jade Cargill’s rental car and the TBS title. Nyla Rose, Marina Shafir and Vickie Guerrero sped off into the night.

For the pre-main event Mark Henry spot, Orange Cassidy was with Henry annoying him by taking his lines. When Henry asked why Orange was involving himself in Rush and 10’s feud his response was “because I felt like it”. Preston Vance was accompanied in the prematch promo and to the ring by Negative One.

Orange Cassidy retained his All-Atlantic Championship after Rush messed with Vance’s mask allowing Cassidy to hit Rush with the Orange Punch and cover 10 for the win. After the match, Rush and Vance stared each other down before Negative One ran out and Vance carried him to the back.

Announced for Dynamite This Wednesday:

*Riho vs. Jamie Hayter


AEW Rampage Results:

*AEW Tag Team Championship: The Acclaimed over Varsity Athletes in 8:03

*FTW Championship: Hook over Ari Daivari in 2:47

*Willow Nightingale over Leila Grey in 7:50

*AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Orange Cassidy over Preston Vance and Rush in 11:47

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New Jersey born and raised. Wrestling fan since Lex slammed Yokozuna on the deck of the USS Intrepid. Favorite Wrestler of all time is Owen "The Rocket" Hart.