AEW Rampage Results: WWE Legend confronts Malakai Black, CM Punk saves Darby Allin

CM Punk saved Darby Allin to end the show.
CM Punk saved Darby Allin to end the show.

The go-home edition of AEW Rampage ahead of the All Out pay-per-view was a loaded one hour of wrestling.

The show was main evented by Darby Allin, taking on Daniel Garcia with CM Punk on commentary.

We also had Malakai Black in action on the show tonight and Kris Statlander in a handicap match with the odds stacked against her.

Read on for full AEW Rampage results.

Malakai Black vs. Lee Johnson kicked off AEW Rampage

Malakai Black looked like he was stalking his prey as the match started, backing Lee Johnson into his corner. Johnson went for a waistlock, but Black quickly broke free before charging at Johnson, forcing him to jump aside.

Malakai Black went for a waistlock of his own, and Johnson caught him with an elbow to the draw. Black did not look happy.

He took Lee down with a leg-sweep before taking him down with a running elbow strike. Black then laid into Johnson in the corner with a series of kicks.

The commercial break saw Malakai Black in complete control. He had a modified armbar locked in, which he later transitioned into a side-headlock. Johnson finally got in some offense as we returned from the commercial break, forcing Black out of the ring following a dropkick. Johnson followed it up with a suicide dive out at ringside.

Back in the ring, Black caught Johnson with a nasty kick across the chest. He then caught Lee with a running boot in the corner, followed by a series of strikes.

Black then brought a steel chair into the ring and implored Johnson to pick it up and hit him. As Johnson stood up with the chair in hand, Black caught him in the jaw with his trademark Spinning Kick, and it was all over on AEW Rampage.

Result: Malakai Black def. Lee Johnson

Grade: B+

Dustin Rhodes came out to make the save and confront Malakai Black. We later found out that it will be Black vs. Rhodes on AEW Dynamite next week.

Miro calls out Eddie Kingston ahead of AEW All Out

The TNT Champion Miro had a message for Eddie Kingston ahead of their match at AEW All Out. 'The Redeemer' said Eddie Kingston called himself the Mad King, but the only king he recognized was mad at Eddie.

He then accused Kingston, for taking a charity contract from AEW. As Miro continued, Eddie Kingston's music hit.

The Mad King said that Miro's god was not real before calling him a sinner, adding that if he hadn't sinned, he wouldn't have been brought here to take him out.

Miro sent out a warning, saying that if Eddie Kingston came any closer, he wouldn't make it to All Out. Eddie Kingston tried to follow Miro out, but 'The Redeemer' was playing possum. Miro caught him in the face with the TNT title belt before rolling him into the ring.

'The Redemeer' went to inflict further punishment, but Eddie Kingston caught him in the face with a back elbow. He then followed it up with a DDT to close off the segment on AEW Rampage.

Kris Statlander vs. Rebel and Jamie Hayter on AEW Rampage

Jamie Hayter and Rebel started strong using their numbers advantage, but Kris Statlander soon took control of the match on AEW Rampage.

For the finish, Kris Statlander had Rebel up on her shoulder as Jamie Hayter charged at her. Statlander also caught Hayter and took them both out together. Rebel looked in trouble as Jamie Hayter rolled out of the ring. Statlander then forced Rebel to tap out.

Kris Statlander def. Rebel and Jamie Hayter

It looked like Dr. Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, and Rebel had Kris Statlander surrounded, but Red Velvet came out to back her up, forcing the heels to back away.

We got a split screen interview with Daniel Garcia (with 2.0) and Darby Allin, Sting on AEW Rampage. 2.0 said they were tired of seeing CM Punk and Darby Allin's posters all over Chicago before Daniel Garcia added that he wanted to take Darby Allin out ahead of this match just because he could.

Darby Allin replied that he wasn't taking Garcia lightly and would take him out before looking CM Punk, who would be on commentary, right in the eyes.

Darby Allin vs. Daniel Garcia (AEW Rampage main event)

Darby Allin started strong, forcing Daniel Garcia to roll out of the ring on AEW Rampage. Allin followed him out and went after Garcia near the announcer's table. Garcia rolled out of the way, sending Darby Allin crashing into it.

Sting was cleaning house with 2.0 at ringside as Darby Allin briefly took back control of the match. However, as Darby was getting back into the ring, Daniel Garcia caught him with a boot to the head.

Garcia took advantage, locking in a submission hold. He followed it up with a superplex from the top rope.

Garcia was in complete control during the commercial break. After working on Allin at ringside, the action headed back into the ring with Daniel booting the former TNT Champion across the face.

Allin was on the verge of getting back into the match, but Garcia took him down with an elbow strike. Garcia then caught Darby Allin in a chokehold in the corner.

Allin broke free only for Daniel to lock in another chokehold in the middle of the ring. Darby then climbed to the top rope with the chokehold still locked in, launching him and Garcia off.

Both men were back on their feet, and Allin hit Garcia with one of CM Punk's trademark moves, the Pepsi Twist. Allin then hit a Code Red for a nearfall. Allin then rolled Daniel Garcia up for the win on AEW Rampage.

Result: Darby Allin def. Daniel Garcia

Grade: A

2.0 attacked Darby Allin as soon as the match ended on AEW Rampage. CM Punk got up and came down to the ring, forcing them to back off as Allin took 2.0 out with a suicide dive.

Allin and Punk had a face-to-face confrontation as AEW Rampage went off the air.

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