AEW Rampage Live Results (10/27/2023)
After weeks of animosity, Mike Santana and Ortiz look to settle their differences tonight as they will be going one-on-one in a No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere Match. The former tag team partners have made their disdain for one another crystal clear over the past few weeks, exchanging several verbal jabs in the form of videos.
Hikaru Shida's next challenger for the AEW Women's World Championship will be determined tonight, as Abadon, Skye Blue, Willow Nightingale, and Anna Jay collide in a Four-Way Match with the winner receiving their shot during tomorrow night's edition of "AEW Collision". This will be Shida's second defense since dethroning Saraya on October 10, having successfully retained her title over Ruby Soho this past Wednesday on "AEW Dynamite".
Aussie Open's Kyle Fletcher and Konosuke Takeshita will both be returning to competition tonight as they go head-to-head. Not only have Takeshita and Fletcher have faced off with one another in singles competition a handful of times prior to tonight, but the two teamed up on the October 4 episode of "Dynamite" in a losing effort to Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega.
Speaking of Omega, himself and AEW World Champion MJF both have something on their minds to share after agreeing to square off in a title match tomorrow night on "Collision."
We are live! Excalibur, Ian Riccaboni and Tony Schiavone greet audiences at home as Mike Santana and Ortiz are waiting in the ring.
Mike Santana vs. Ortiz in a No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere Match
The bell rings and Santana lands a forearm. Ortiz catches him with a dropkick and goes flying out of the ring to level him on the outside. Ortiz rains down right hands and grabs the lid of a garbage can from under the ring. He cracks it across Santana's spine, then grabs the garbage can itself and does the same thing. He finds a kendo stick and cracks it across Santana's knee, then sends him crashing into the barricade and hits him with the garbage can once again.
Santana and Ortiz slap one another before Santana suplexes Ortiz back inside the ring. Ortiz slides back out of the ring, and Santana lands an Asai Moonsault. He hits Ortiz's head with the garbage can, but Ortiz powerbombs him through a table on the outside and tosses him back in the ring. He goes for a pin, but Santana kicks out and suplexes him off the apron and onto a pile of chairs on the outside.
Back from the break, Santana and Ortiz land headbutts on one another before exchanging right hand strikes in the center of the ring. Ortiz lands a German suplex, and Santana returns the favor. Ortiz lands a dropkick, but Santana catches him with a neckbreaker and sets up for a discus clothesline. Ortiz counters into a powerslam and a vertical suplex, then exchanges more strikes with Santana and rolls him up. Santana kicks out and lands a discus lariat, then delivers a cannonball and gets him up on his shoulders. He then plants him with a powerbomb for the win.
Winner: Mike Santana
After the match, Santana looks to fist bump Ortiz but Ortiz declines to do so. Santana leaves as Sonjay Dutt makes his way into the ring to talk to Ortiz. The two head to the back together.
We then head over to a video hyping up the AEW World Championship match between MJF and Kenny Omega tomorrow night on "Collision", including clips from the two men addressing one another directly. Following the video, we see Kenny Omega being visited by Jay White and Don Callis offering the help of The Don Callis Family to MJF for the match, to which MJF assures him that he'll be fine on his own.
Back from the break, we see Kris Statlander confront Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale about their behavior after being sprayed with black mist by Julia Hart. Nightingale admits she's feeling weird but it hasn't affected who she is. Blue takes the opposite approach and insists that she's perfectly normal.
Back at ringside, Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford are waiting in the ring.
Mark Briscoe Returns To Interrupt Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford
Sabian talks about Philadelphia being a big sports city and ragging on their sports teams, then tells the fans to put their money on James Harden. Mark Briscoe's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring in his return to AEW! Sabian takes a few shots at Mark and asks him what he wants, and Mark responds by clocking him. He delivers a few chops and an elbow strike before clotheslining him out of the ring.
Back at ringside, Willow Nightingale heads down to the ring. Abadon, Skye Blue, Anna Jay, Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia and Jake Hager follow.
Abadon vs. Skye Blue vs. Willow Nightingale vs. Anna Jay (w/ Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, Daniel Garcia, and Jake Hager) in a Four-Way Number One Contenders Match for the AEW Women's World Championship
The bell rings and Jay slides out of the ring as Nightingale and Blue attack Abadon in the ring. Abadon lands a suplex on Blue, then delivers a jawbreaker to Jay off the top rope. Nightingale gets Abadon up on her shoulders, but Abadon escapes and delivers a double chop block to Blue and Nightingale. They then land a double lung blower to the two women as Toni Storm makes her way out to ringside along with Luther the Butler to watch the action. Jay lands a hip attack on Abadon in the corner.
Back from the break, Abandon and Blue exchange forearms, but Nightingale levels them both with a dropkick off the ropes. She takes turns landing strikes on both competitors in opposite corners, but Jay catches her with an elbow. Nightingale lands a shoulder pounce on Jay to level her until Blue delivers a crossbody to take out Nightingale. Nightingale delivers a spinebuster to Jay and goes for a pin, but Blue breaks the fall and sets up for Code Blue. Nightingale evades the maneuver and Blue sends her into the ringpost shoulder first.
Blue and Jay go after Abadon, but they land forearms on both women. Jay looks to lock in Queenslayer on Abadon, but Blue breaks the hold with a thrust kick and runs the ropes. Nightingale pulls Blue out of the ring and Jay looks to lock in the Queenslayer on Abadon. Abadon then connects with their finisher on Jay to pick up the win.
Back from the break, Kyle Fletcher heads down. Konosuke Takeshita follows as Don Callis and Powerhouse Hobbs take a seat at the announce desk.
Konosuke Takeshita vs. Kyle Fletcher
The bell rings and the two lock up. Takeshita hits an arm drag and looks for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Takeshita prevents him from doing so. Fletcher sends Takeshita crashing into the mat, then sends him over the barricade before dragging him back inside the ring. He ascends to the top and looks to go flying, but Takeshita moves out of the way and executes a Blue Thunder Bomb.
Back from the break, Takeshita connects with a back elbow on Fletcher. He follows it up with a jumping knee to the back of his neck, but Fletcher catches him with a kick and a tope suicida on the outside. The pair get back in the ring, and Fletcher ascends to the top before landing a crossbody off the top. He looks to hit a Half and Half suplex, but Takeshita rolls through and lands a lariat that flattens Fletcher. Fletcher fires back with a Brainbuster and looks for an avalanche Michinoku Driver, but Takeshita evades the move and plants Fletcher. He follows it up with a German suplex and a jumping knee strike before connecting with a running knee for the win,
Winner: Konosuke Takeshita
After the match, Callis and Hobbs join Takeshita in the ring to raise his hand. Fletcher grabs a chair and cracks it across Takeshita's spine. He does the same to Hobbs, but Hobbs stays standing and goes after Fletcher. Callis breaks the two men apart and invites Fletcher to join The Don Callis Family. Fletcher leaves the ring with the rest of the stable.