AEW Rampage Results: Tom Lawlor vs. Adam Cole added to Forbidden Door

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/06/23/aew-rampage-results-tom-lawlor-adam-cole-added-to-ppv/

AEW Rampage Results

June 23, 2023

Wintrust Arena – Chicago, IL

By: John Kleinchester

8-Man Tag Opener

Rampage kicked off with the 8-Man Tag with Will Ospreay, Swerve Strickland, Jeff Cobb, and Kyle Fletcher taking on CHAOS (Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta, Rocky Romero, and Yoh). Ospreay picked up the win after a fun match with an elbow strike. 

Is this a preview of what's to come in Will Ospreay's match with @KennyOmegamanX this Sunday at #ForbiddenDoor?

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@WillOspreay | @RealJeffCobb | @kylefletcherpro | @swerveconfident | @azucarRoc | @trentylocks | @SexyChuckieT | #YOH pic.twitter.com/1TfEhtyhnz

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

Toni Storm Promo

A Toni Storm promo package aired with her disparaging the NJPW Strong Women’s World Championship and saying she was going to defeat Willow Nightingale this Sunday at Forbidden Door.

Toni Storm wants to prove that she is the greatest #AEW Women's World Champion that has ever lived against Willow Nightingale THIS SUNDAY AT #ForbiddenDoor!

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!#ToniStorm | @willowwrestles pic.twitter.com/shik0xeLhT

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

Tom Lawlor & Royce Isaacs Jump Adam Cole

Adam Cole came down to the ring and just before he could do his “Adam Cole, Bay Bay!” chant, MJF interrupted. Excalibur noted this was MJF’s first-ever appearance on Rampage. MJF said he talked to Tony Khan and got Cole a match at Forbidden Door against Filthy Tom Lawlor. Lawlor and Royce Isaacs jumped Cole and were destroying him whilst MJF feigned trying to come help his new tag team partner. MJF finally made it to the ring only to have Lawlor & Isaacs run off. 

Filthy Tom Lawlor is here and attacking Adam Cole from behind! But is MJF going to save him?
WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@AdamColePro | @The_MJF | @FilthyTomLawlor pic.twitter.com/JYVPx4SfLB

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

QTV Gets a New Member

The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass had another quick squash match defeating unannounced opponents Axel Rico, Darius Latrell & Koda Hernandez (according to Cagematch). After the match, Harley Cameron interrupted the celebration and was accompanied by two men in masks. Cameron was saying that she would write The Acclaimed a hit song that would go straight to #1. Then Cameron started rapping which was actually pretty impressive. She then hit on Anthony Bowens to which Bowens responded he was gay to a huge pop. The crowd then chanted “he’s gay”.

Anthony Bowens has some news to break to Harley Cameron.

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@platinummax | @bowens_official | @realbillygunn | @itsdanni_ellexo pic.twitter.com/z59Ble3c9Z

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

QT Marshall and Aaron Solo then interrupted and compared Max Caster to the “you can’t see me guy” which lured Max & Anthony out of the ring. With the team distracted, one of the masked men revealed himself to be “Johnny TV” aka “Johnny Elite” aka John Hennigan and superkicked Daddy Ass. The announcers said that Johnny had joined QTV. The other masked man never revealed himself. 

JOHNNY TV IS HERE!!!

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@platinummax | @bowens_official | @realbillygunn | @TheRealMorrison pic.twitter.com/Jlrlz0KagU

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

Swerving Towards Tana

A Swerve Stickland promo package aired with Swerve saying he would take out Tanahashi tomorrow night and cut the line to get to MJF’s title. 

#MogulEmbassy’s Swerve Strickland has his sights set on GOLD, and plans on taking out Hiroshi Tanahashi at Saturday Night #AEWCollision at 8/7c on TNT TOMORROW NIGHT before he can get to #AEW World Champion MJF at #ForbiddenDoor THIS SUNDAY!@PrinceKingNana | @swerveconfident pic.twitter.com/3DIHcSfzLs

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

Owen Hart Tournament Match

The opening match of the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament saw Chicago’s own Skye Blue taking on Anna Jay A.S. who was accompanied at ringside by Daddy Magic and Cool Hand Ang. Skye Blue picked up the win after escaping the Queenslayer and hitting the Code Blue. Skye goes on to face either Britt Baker or Ruby Soho. 

Skye Blue hits the CODE BLUE and advances to the next round of the Owen Hart Foundation Women’s Tournament!

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@annajay___ | @skyebyee pic.twitter.com/wc3VELBx92

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

CM Punk Video Package

Technically, CM Punk appeared on Rampage (via video package) and it was a shortened version of the two opposing promos that were posted online in the days since Dynamite. The full video is worth checking out over the condensed version. 

#CMFTR & Ricky Starks have a score to settle with #BulletClubGold & #TheGunns!
Don't miss Saturday Night #AEWCollision TOMORROW at 8/7c LIVE on TNT!@cmpunk | @DaxFTR | @CashWheelerFTR | @starkmanjones | @JayWhiteNZ | @theaustingunn | @coltengunn pic.twitter.com/6XBnu33Ti0

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

Main Event: Jungle Boy vs. Douki

It’s TIME for the MAIN EVENT! Ahead of his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship shot, #JungleBoy Jack Perry must first get past #JustFiveGuys’ Douki!

Watch #AEWRampage on TNT!@boy_myth_legend | @doukiperros pic.twitter.com/6KuTBeSI53

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

Douki was accompanied to the ring by Yoshinobu Kanemaru and Jungle Boy was not accompanied by Hook which the announcers explained that he was nowhere to be found all day. The story here was Jungle Boy’s “mounting out-of-character frustration” as Excalibur put it with Perry attempting to use the announce table to his advantage only to have Douki instead hit a senton on Perry through the table.

Douki just hit #JungleBoy with an unbelievable senton through the table!

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@boy_myth_legend | @doukiperros pic.twitter.com/TT4pkqy1NE

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

As the crowd started getting behind Douki, Jungle Boy hit a Poisonrana and an elbow strike from behind to a chorous of boos. Perry picked up the win with “Skull End” aka SANADA’s submission finisher.

A very aggressive #JungleBoy just sent a very LOUD message to @seiyasanada ahead of their match for IWGP Heavyweight Championship THIS SUNDAY at #AEWxNJPW #ForbiddenDoor LIVE on PPV!

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT!@boy_myth_legend | @doukiperros pic.twitter.com/yYjSfZj9d3

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

SANADA interrupted Jungle Boy’s celebration and got right into his face, hoisting the IWGP Championship before walking off. 

.@seiyasanada is here!!!

WATCH #AEWRampage on TNT! pic.twitter.com/yn6gmFjzPY

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 24, 2023

AEW Rampage Results:

  • United Empire & Swerve Stickland over CHAOS in 9:30
  • The Acclaimed & Daddy Ass over Axel Rico, Darius Latrell & Koda Hernandez in :52
  • Owen Hart Women’s Tournament Match: Skye Blue over Anna Jay A.S. in 9:14
  • Jungle Boy over Douki in 10:12