August 11, 2021 Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Commentary: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur
Backstage, MJF says Chris Jericho has chased redemption. He states that Jericho has endured some terrible pain and punishment throughout these Labours, but makes it clear that Wardlow will stop him just short of the finish line. MJF conceeds that if Jericho somehow does beat Wardlow to earn a rematch, the leader of the Pinnacle will still just prove that he’s better than “Le Champion” once and for all.
Trios match: Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Dante Martin and The Sydal Brothers (with Don Callis, MT Nakazawa and Brandon Cutler)
Matt Jackson starts the bout with Matt Sydal and briefly gains the upper hand, but the latter Matt showcases his impressive athleticism to gain some momentum. The Sydals double-team Jackson and continue to control the early portion of the bout. Nick Jackson eventually tags in and drops Martin with a shoulder block. Martin fires back with a dropkick and sends Matt to the outside. The Sydals drop Omega with a double kick, and Martin dives onto the Elite outside the ring.
A diving crossbody on Matt Jackson earns Martin a two count. Mike gets a two count with a standing moonsault. Omega tags in and slams Mike head-first to the mat after an assist from the Bucks. The Elite continues to utterly isolate Mike for a few minutes. The champions put their remarkable teamwork on display with consecutive combination moves. Mike eventually tags Matt Sydal, who rallies with a flurry of offense.
Sydal takes down the Bucks with a hurricanrana, and the Sydal brothers lock Matt in a double submission hold. Omega breaks it up and dishes out snap dragon suplexes. Martin rocks Omega with a kick and makes a hot tag. He takes Omega down with a diving hurricanrana. The match breaks down into some chasos, and Omega regains the upper hand. He drops Martin with an innovative neckbreaker and blasts him with a brutal knee to the head. Martin escapes the One-Winged Angel, but he can’t dodge another nasty knee. Omega his Martin with the One-Winged Angel, and the BTE V-Trigger earns the Elite the victory.
Winners: The Elite
After the match, Don Callis says Pittsburg has never had a winning team like the Elite, but Christian Cage’s arrival stops him. Calllis calls Cage a Stanford stooge and says he’s outnumbered. Jurassic Express comes to the stage to back Cage up. After a commercial, Callis reminds everyone that Cage is challenging Omega at All Out. He compliments Cage, but he says Omega will give the challenger a five-star match. Cage responds by calling Callis a “piece of s***.” He says his match with Omega is locked in for All Out, but he notices that Omega has more than one title. Cage reveals that in the first match in Rampage history, he’ll face Omega for the IMPACT World Championship.
Jungle Boy then announces that Jurassic Express will challenge the Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Championship next week on Dynamite.
In a video promo, Malakai Black reflects on his win over Cody Rhodes and says he was done everything he said he would. He notes that Rhodes has one foot in the grave right now, thanks to him, and he won’t stop there.
In a video promo, Miro announces that he’ll be defending the AEW TNT Championship against Fuego Del Sol on Rampage this week.
Daniel Garcia (with 2.0) vs. Darby Allin (with Sting)
Garcia and Allin feel each other out and exchange technical holds. They trade pinfall attempts, and Allin wrenches Garcia’s arm before the latter reaches the ropes. 2.0 distracts the referee, and Sting levels the playing field. Garcia throws Allin spine-first into the turnbuckle. He grounds the former TNT Champion and targets his arm. He snaps it over the rope and maintains the advantage.
A distraction from 2.0 helps Garcia keep control, and he suplexes Allin. He stomps Allin’s head and seemingly has the former TNT Champion on the ropes. Garcia catches a diving Allin with a rear naked choke, but Allin rolls out of it and hits a stunner. Allin hits the Coffin Drop for the win.
Winner: Darby Allin
2.0 attacks Allin after the match, but Sting makes the save. Allin and Sting beat down 2.0 to get some revenge.
Backstage, Death Triangle says they need to do something about Andrade El Idolo. Pentagon El Zero M says he wants Andrade first. PAC tells the Lucha Brothers not to worry about Anrade because he’ll take care of it. Instead, he tells them to focus on the tag titles. PAC says he doesn’t know why Andrade is obsessed with Death Triangle, but it stops now. He challenges Andrade to a match if he dares.
Trios Match: Orange Cassidy, Wheeler Yuta and Chuck Taylor (with Kris Statlander) vs. Matt Hardy and Private Party (with The Bunny, The Blade, Jack Evans and Angelico)
Hardy and Cassidy start the bout, and Hardy won’t let Cassidy put his hands in his pockets. Instead, Cassidy puts Hardy’s hand in his pocket, but Hardy drops him with a Side Effect. Casssidy slowly rolls out of the ring and jumps off the first rope with a splash. HFO double-teams Cassidy and isolates him.
Cassidy kicks Kassidy, and the Best Friends take control. Yuta slams Kassidy for a two count. Private Party drops Yuta with the Silly String. The duo grounds Yuta, and Hardy eventually gets in on the action. HFO dominates Yuta for a few minutes, but Yuta rallies with a dropkick that takes down Private Party. Hardy distracts the referee, and Kris Statlander argues with The Bunny at ringside. Nyla Rose attacks Statlander, and Jack Evans drops Cassidy with a cheap shot.
Taylor tags in and clears house. He dives onto The Blade and Angelico at ringside. Taylor powerbombs Marq Quen onto Kassidy and gets a two count with a Liger bomb. Cassidy floors Hardy with a tornado DDT and dives onto him outside the ring. Yuta dives onto Quen with a splash for a two count.
Kassidy gets a blind tag and nearly steals the win with a senton bomb. Private Party plants Yuta with the Gin and Juice, but Cassidy hits the Orange Punch to keep his team’s hopes alive. Hardy pins Yuta with a Twist of Fate after a distraction from HFO.
Winners: Matt Hardy and Private Party
Backstage, Andrade El Idolo and Chavo Guerrero Jr. call PAC ungrateful. Andrade tells PAC to be careful what he wishes for, and Guerrero says Andrade should teach him who the boss is at All Out.
In a video promo, Ortiz and Santana discuss their feud with FTR and make it clear that it’s not over.
Nyla Rose (with Vickie Guerrero) vs. Kris Statlander (with Orange Cassidy)
Rose blindsides Statlander while she’s still entering the ring and floors her with a pounce. She overpowers Statlander and plants her with a suplex. Statlander rallies and dives onto Rose with a pendulum moonsault off the apron. Cassidy encourages her with a thumbs up, and Guerrero screams at him. Rose slams Statlander on the apron for a two count.
Rose spears Statlander while she’s doing a hand-stand, but the fan-favorite alien powerbombs “The Native Beast.” A 450 splash earns Statlander the victory.
Winner: Kris Statlander
Backstage, The Young Bucks said they showed everyone why they’re Elite earlier tonight. They say they’re the best of all time, and they brag that next week’s title match will be as easy as a lay-up. Matt Jackson goes for a literal lay-up, but Luchasaurus blocks the shot, and Jungle Boy makes one of his own.
A video package hypes up the AEW Women’s World Championship match between Britt Baker and Red Velvet, which will be the main event of Rampage on Friday.
In-ring segment: Britt Baker and Tony Schiavone
Baker gets a warm reception from her hometown crowd. Baker refuses to comment on Red Velvet’s rise to the top. She states that she has always been at the top of the women’s division, but she commends Red Velvet’s fearlessness.
Baker notes that she’s Pittsburgh’s hope, and Red Velvet doesn’t have a shot in “Brittsburgh.” Red Velvet attacks Baker, and the two women brawl until officials separate them.
In a video promo, Ricky Starks and Brian Cage discuss their feud, and the FTW Champion tells Cage he can find him next week. “The Machine” tells Starks that a face-to-face confrontation won’t go well for him.
IMPACT World Tag Team Championship: The Good Brothers (c) (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) (with Brandon Cutler) vs. The Dark Order (Evil Uno and Stu Grayson)
Grayson dives onto the Good Brothers during their entrance. Uno drops Anderson with some strikes, and the challengers double-team “Machine Gun.” Uno rolls Anderson up for a two count. Anderson gets some breathing room when Brandon Cutler pulls Uno off the apron. Colt Cabana punches Cutler, and Frankie Kazarian attacks the latter to remove him fro the equation.
Gallows drops Grayson with a big boot. The champions take control by isolating Uno in the ring. Gallows rocks Uno with another boot to the face. Uno fights back with a hurricanrana to Anderson. Grayson gets the hot tag and slams Anderson to the mat. Grayson hits the Good Brothers with a double Pele kick. He tosses Anderson into Gallows and hits a 450 splash for a two count.
Uno breaks up a Magic Killer attempt, and Grayson dives onto Gallows. Uno is seemingly closing in on the win, but Gallows distracts the referee and hits the Gun Stun on Grayson. The Magic Killer puts Grayson down for the win.
Winners and still the IMPACT World Tag Team Champions: The Good Brothers
In a video promo, NWA World Women’s Champion Kamille hypes up her title match with Leyla Hirsch. She says the whole world will watch her defeat Hirsch at NWA Empowerrr.
In the ring, QT Marshall demands an apology from Tony Schiavone. He instructs The Factory to attack Schiavone’s son, Christopher, who’s sitting in the front row. Marshall demands Schiavone to apologize, and Marshall doesn’t accept it when Schiavone does. He drops Christopher with a cutter, and Paul Wight comes to the ring.
Wight confronts The Factory and chokeslams Aaron Solo. He then stares down Marshall.
The Five Labours of Jericho, Chapter 4: Wardlow vs. Chris Jericho (MJF at ringside)
Jericho takes the fight to Wardlow, but the big man easily overpowers him. Jericho fires back and hits the Codebreaker for a one count. Wardlow tosses Jericho across the ring twice. The fight spills to the ringside area, and Wardlow dumps Jericho onto the apron. He slams “Le Champion” into the ring post and drops him with an emphatic powerbomb.
MJF interferes by choking Jericho on the rope while Wardlow distracts the referee. With several more powerbombs, Wardlow is completely dominating the bout. Wardlow hits the F-10, but he doesn’t go for the pin. Jericho finally rallies and locks Wardlow in the Walls, but MJF rakes his eyes to break the hold.
MJF tries to pass his ring to Wardlow, but the referee catches him and ejects him from the ring. While the official is distracted, Jericho hits Wardlow with a bat and nails the Judas Effect for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Shawn Spears attacks Jericho, but Sammy Guevara makes the save. The Pinnacle outnumbers the duo, and MJF locks in the Salt of the Earth arm-bar. Jake Hager runs MJF off, and the leader of The Pinnacle reveals his stipulation for their rematch next week. He states that Jericho can’t use the Judas Effect, and he can’t use the “Judas” theme song, either.
MJF then offered a spoiler for the bout by saying next week, he’ll prove that he’s Jericho’s successor.