AEW Rampage Notes: Wardlow retains, Powerhouse Hobbs aligns with The Embassy, World Title Tournament announced

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October 28, 2022

Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

By: John Kleinchester

The show began with Jon Moxley soundly defeating “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard. After the match Stokely Hathaway and Lee Moriarty came out and showed a video explaining what “Taigastyle” was. Moxley accepted Hathaway’s challenge of a match with Moriarty next week on Dynamite.

#TheFirm's @StokelyHathaway challenges #AEW World Champ @JonMoxley to a one-on-one with #TAIGASTYLE @theleemoriarty LIVE at next week's #AEWDynamite!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2022

A World Title Eliminator Tournament was announced for Full Gear with the winner receiving a world title match at Winter is Coming on December 14th in Dallas, TX. Dante Martin was announced as the first participant.

A brief Jade Cargill promo video aired with Cargill warning Nyla Rose that she was coming for her stolen TBS title.

Keith Lee squashed Serpentico in 15 seconds. After the match, Tony Schiavone attempted to interview Keith Lee but they were immediately interrupted by The Acclaimed. Bowens & Caster said that Billy Gunn mysteriously disappeared earlier today and wasn’t answering their calls. Swerve then appeared on the screen with a tied-up Billy Gunn. Swerve said that Gunn would not be at Full Gear to ruin their tag team title chances again and produced a pair of pliers. He then jammed them behind Gunn’s back with Billy screaming indicating severe damage to Gunn’s fingers. Keith Lee looked perturbed by the whole thing.

The No. 1 Contenders to the #AEW World Tag Team Championship, #SwerveInOurGlory have secured their shot against #TheAcclaimed at #AEWFullGear on Nov. 19 LIVE on PPV, but what on earth is @swerveconfident scheming?!

Watch #AEWRampage LIVE on TNT right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2022

The Jericho Appreciation Society appeared in a promo that had been taped after Dynamite this past week, seemingly redoing their audio issue-plagued promo that aired on Wednesday’s show.

Tay Melo defeated Madison Rayne clean with the Tay-K-O.

Ethan Page was interviewed in the back and explained that The Firm’s attack on MJF was a change of plans because Max decided he was going to do things the “right way”. Page said that The Firm was responsible for MJF becoming #1 contender and they were going to make him AEW Champion but instead would be sending MJF to Full Gear at less than 100%. Finally Ethan Page announced he was officially entered in the World Championship Eliminator Tournament.

#TheFirm’s @OfficialEGO informs @LexyNair of his plans. Tune in to #AEWRampage LIVE on TNT right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2022

Wardlow defeated Matt Taven. After the match Mike Bennett attacked Wardlow. Samoa Joe ran down for the save dispatching Bennett and Taven. Powerhouse Hobbs started walking towards the ring but before he could get there The Embassy attacked Wardlow & Samoa Joe from behind. The show ended with Hobbs holding up the TNT title and Brian Cage holding the ROH Television title.

Chaos has just taken over, as #ROH World TV Champion @SamoaJoe comes to the aid of his #WarJoe tag team partner, but #Powerhouse @truewilliehobbs, and #TheEmbassy are seemingly operating their own agenda here on #AEWRampage! What a night of action it's been on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 29, 2022

Announced for Dynamite This Wednesday in Baltimore, MD:

*Jon Moxley vs. Lee Moriarty

*TBS Championship: Jade Cargill vs. Marina Shafir

Announced for Rampage Next Friday in Atlantic City, NJ:

*Mike Tyson Returns as Special Guest Commentator

*All-Atlantic City Dream Match: The Champion Can Defend Against Any Opponent


AEW Rampage Results:

*World Championship Eliminator Match: Jon Moxley over Matt Menard in 8:06

*Keith Lee over Serpentico in 0:15

*Tay Melo over Madison Rayne in 9:23

*TNT Championship: Wardlow over Matt Taven in 9:01