AEW Rampage: Quake By The Lake Results for August 12, 2022
Tonight’s episode of AEW RAMPAGE: Quake By The Lake was broadcast from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN!
It’s Friday and you know what that means!
Tonight’s announce team was Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and Jim Ross.
“American Dragon” Bryan Danielson was interviewed by Tony Schiavone!
Bryan Danielson: “To be honest, I’ve been wrestling almost 23 years. I don’t know if I’ll ever be 100%. But I don’t need to be 100%, I need to live 100%. And there is nothing that makes me feel more alive than being in this ring.
“And that said, I will never willfully stop wrestling. Daniel Garcia said he wants to slay the dragon. Somebody will have to end my career, because I will not end my career on my own and it will not end this Wednesday.”
Daniel Garcia walked out on the ramp.
Garcia: “You’re my hero, but it sounds like my hero is prepared to lose and is coming up with excuses. I don’t know how many times we can put up with this. You retire. You come back. You retire. You come back. It hurts me. And when you hurt me, that makes me want to hurt you too.
“And when you step in the ring with me next week, I’m going to hurt you and end your career. And you’re not just going to have to call me the “Dragon Slayer.” You’re going to have to call me the greatest technical sports entertainer on the planet.”
Bryan Danielson: “You know what really pisses me off? That sports entertainer BS!
“You were one of the first people I talked about when I started the Blackpool Combat Club. You were one of the best technical wrestlers that I saw in years.
“Think about this on Wednesday when I’m stomping your face in: Do you want to be the best technical sports entertainer on the planet? Of do you want to be the best technical wrestler on the planet? I’ll leave that up to you.”
AAA World Mixed Championship Match!
Sammy Guevara & Tay Melo (c.) vs. Dante Martin & Skye Blue!
Sammy shoved Dante and then Tay and Skye began to brawl outside the ring. Dante tripped Sammy and then grounded and pounded him!
Skye connected with a big crossbody press off the top turnbuckle to Tay! They traded open palm strikes but Tay used a double leg takedown. Tay controlled the lower body of Skye Blue and then used an inverted neck crank. Skye used a step-up knee strike on Tay!
“Skye’s been very impressive here,” said Tony Schiavone.
From outside the ring Sammy distracted Skye and then Tay blasted Skye with a kick! Skye rallied back and tagged out to Dante. Again Dante used a double leg takedown on Sammy, following up with a dropkick that was right on the money! Dante wiped out Sammy with a tope suicida.
Tay grabbed the boot of Dante Martin, keeping him pinned. Dante launched off Tay’s back with a Canadian Destroyer on Sammy for a near fall!
The fans chanted “This is awesome! This is awesome!”
Skye Blue tagged in but Tay DDT’ed Dante. Tay nailed Skye with a thrust kick and then rocked her with the Tay-KO. Tay finished off Skye, pinning her!
The TrustBusters’ Parker Boudreaux (with Slim J) vs. “The Concrete Rose” Sonny Kiss!
Parker rammed Sonny into the turnbuckles and blasted him with stiff shots. Sonny fought back with an uppercut. Parker chokeslammed Sonny and then drove him down again for the pin!
“He made it look effortless,” said Jim Ross.
The Gunn Club—Austin & Colten Gunn (with Billy) vs. Beardhausen—Danhausen & Erick Redbeard!
Redbeard displayed his strength backing Colten to the corner. Redbeard shoulder blocked Austin. The Gunn Club went out to the arena floor to get some coaching from Billy.
Danhausen tagged in but quickly ate a shot from Austin Gunn. Danhausen escaped the grips of Austin and tagged out to Erick Redbeard. Erick splashed Colten in the corner and then hurled Austin over the top rope! Redbeard smashed them with a running crossbody outside the ring!
“He can move for a guy his size!” said Tony Schiavone.
Redbeard nailed Austin with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Colten broke up the pin attempt but then Redbeard suplexed the Gunn Club and tagged out to Danhausen. Billy Gunn pulled down the top rope while the ref was distracted and Redbeard toppled out! Austin used his father’s famous finisher and pinned Danhausen!
Billy got in the ring after the match and said the Gunn Club had to toughen up. He said next week they have another match on DYNAMITE and “maybe you’ll prove yourselves then!”
Stokely Hathaway was in the front row and tried to pass his business card to the Gunn Club but they walked off without it.
Lexy Nair interviewed AEW World Tag Team Champions Swerve In Our Glory—Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland!
Keith Lee said Private Party don’t have a chance against them. Swerve In Our Glory volunteered to put the titles on the line against Private Party.
Tony Schiavone interviewed FTW Champion “The Cold Hearted, Handsome Devil” HOOK!
Jersey’s “The Reality” Zack Clayton interrupted the interview! Clayton vowed to take the FTW back to New Jersey. “What do you say we do this next week on RAMPAGE?”
HOOK held up the belt and accepted the challenge!
Main Event Time!
“Freshly Squeezed” Orange Cassidy (with Best Friends) vs. Ari Daivari (with The TrustBusters—Slim J & Parker Boudreaux)!
Ari: “I’m going to give you one last chance to join the TrustBusters. All you have to do is lay down.”
Orange played mind games with Ari and rolled out of the ring. Orange returned to the ring and he and Ari chain wrestled with Orange getting the upper hand.
Ari nailed Orange with a neck breaker on the middle rope! Ari applied a sleeper to Orange.
“Orange is fading,” said Jim Ross.
Orange escaped but both men collided as they connected with lariats to one another, both having the same idea. Cassidy connected with a diving cross body press. Ari used a neck breaker but then Orange countered with a suplex!
“Orange is trying to will his way back into this thing,” said Jim Ross.
Orange blasted Ari with a thrust kick. Orange tried for the Orange Punch but Ari countered for a near fall! Orange planted Ari with a DDT! Orange followed up with a diving DDT, spiking Ari Daivari twice in a row!
Slim J popped up on the apron but Chuck Taylor pulled him back down. Parker grabbed the Best Friends but Orange jumped onto Parker with a tope suicida!
Ari connected with an Iconoclasm on Orange for a near fall! Orange fired back with the Orange Punch and pinned Ari!
After the match, Slim J blindsided Orange. The Best Friends tossed Slim J over the top rope! Parker came in and ran over the Best Friends like a runaway truck!
Orange stood up to Parker and Sonny Kiss ran down to even up the odds! Suddenly Sonny Kiss kicked Orange with a low blow, allowing Parker to chokeslam Orange! The TrustBusters celebrated with Sonny afterwards!
Catch AEW DYNAMITE on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Charleston Coliseum in Charleston, WV!
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