AEW Rampage Results for August 5, 2022
Tonight’s episode of AEW RAMPAGE was broadcast live from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI!
It’s Friday and you know what that means!
Tonight’s announce team was Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, and Jim Ross.
AEW Interim World Title Eliminator Match!
Jon Moxley (c.) vs. Mance Warner!
William Regal joined the commentary team for this match.
Mox and Mance brawled on the entrance ramp. Mance whipped Moxley into the steel guardrail. Moxley returned the favor, whipping Mance into the guardrail and then suplexing Mance Warner onto a steel chair!
They finally got into the ring and Mance cracked Moxley in the spine with a knee strike. Mance Warner followed up with chops to Moxley’s chest. Moxley retaliated with chops and then a dropkick to Mance’s leg. Moxley applied the figure four leglock but Mance poked Moxley in the eyes to escape.
Mance Warner hurled Moxley into the steel ring steps. Mance headbutted Moxley and then suplexed the champ onto a steel chair! Mance Warner DDT’ed Moxley on top of the steel ring steps!
Moxley flipped off Mance Warner but Mance booted Moxley in the head. Mance grabbed a pair of chairs from beneath the ring. He brought them in the ring but Moxley punched the chair, sending it right into Mance’s face. Moxley hit Warner with an elbow suicida. Mance was busted wide open. Moxley suplexed Mance into the ring, bringing him back to Earth the hard way!
Moxley applied a double wrist lock and then began stomping on Mance’s face! Moxley spiked Warner with a piledriver in the center of the ring. Moxley applied a chokehold to Mance and Mance Warner was rendered unconscious!
Clips of an interview from DYNAMITE were shown. Lexy Nair was trying to interview “Absolute” Ricky Starks backstage after he’d been attacked by Powerhouse Hobbs. They were interrupted by QT Marshall and the Factory. QT offered protection to Starks so he wouldn’t get blindsided again. Starks declined, shoving his way past QT and his stable.
Konosuke Takeshita vs. Ryan Nemeth!
Takeshita ducked a lariat from Nemeth! Takeshita booted the “Hollywood Hunk” in the corner and then pounded him with shots to the forehead. “Pretty” Peter Avalon grabbed Takeshita’s boot, stopping his momentum. Ryan rocked Takeshita with a strike.
Takeshita rallied back with a Blue Thunder Bomb. He finished off Nemeth with a jumping knee and pinned the “Hollywood Hunk”!
“Takeshita is the next big-time player,” said Jim Ross.
Lexy Nair interviewed Orange Cassidy and the Best Friends at DYNAMITE.
Trent said they are at their best when they’re trios and suggested they compete for the Trios Titles.
Madison Rayne vs. Leila Grey (with Stokely Hathaway)!
Rayne is not in AEW just to coach. Tonight she wanted to know TBS Champ Jade Cargill why she’s the baddest coach and wrestler, and she doesn’t need to be labeled “Baddie” to prove it.
Grey had a standing switch on Madison and then elbowed Madison. Madison Rayne used a back slide for a near fall on Grey.
Stokely distracted Madison Rayne and Leila Grey took the opportunity to blindside Madison. Grey suplexed Madison on the arena floor!
Back in the ring, Madison rattled Grey with a Northern Lights Suplex, good enough for a near fall. Grey countered with a side slam. Madison used a sliding lariat and then the Cross Rayne to pin Leila Grey!
“Madison returns with a victory,” said Jim Ross.
TBS Champion Jade Cargill came out on the ramp with a microphone.
Cargill: “Good help is hard to find these days. I knew I should have handled you myself. I am big on charity and I have an open challenge this Wednesday on DYNAMITE. So Madison, I would love for you to show up, show out, and get that ass beat. And while you’re at it, I think you should take a couple days off.”
Keira Hogan snuck into the ring and tried to ambush Madison Rayne but Madison fought back with another Cross Rayne!
Main Event Time!
Friday Night Street Fight!
AEW World Tag Team Champions Swerve In Our Glory—Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland
Josh Woods & “Premier Athlete” Tony Nese (with “Smart” Mark Sterling)!
“‘Smart’ Mark Sterling has put together a fine duo here,” said Tony Schiavone.
The two teams began brawling around the ring, with Woods paired up with Swerve and Nese paired up with Keith!
Keith Lee blasted Josh with double palm strikes. Nese threw protein powder into Keith Lee’s eyes. Swerve kicked the bottle of protein powder into Nese’s face! Josh Woods drove Swerve into the steel ring steps with all his force!
Nese rocked Swerve in the forehead with a kick. Keith Lee charged at Josh and Tony with a tackle and a clothesline. Sterling cracked Lee in the back with a steel chair! Keith Lee grabbed the chair from Sterling but then Nese and Woods DDT’ed Lee onto the chair! Swerve jumped off the top turnbuckle with a 450 splash onto all the men, breaking up the pin!
Sterling slid a table into the ring and then Nese set it up. Swerve nailed Nese with a knee strike! Sterling jumped into the ring and cracked Swerve in the back of the head with a wrench! Josh Woods placed Swerve on the table. Keith Lee grabbed Woods out of the ring and then headbutted Nese!
Sterling climbed to the top rope but Keith Lee grabbed his boot. Keith Lee threw Sterling off the top rope and through the table! Woods, with the help of a kick from Nese, suplexed Keith Lee off the apron and onto tables!
Swerve back dropped Nese onto a pile of chairs and then finished him off with a double foot stomp for the pin!
“What a victory for the AEW World Tag Team Champions,” said Excalibur.
Catch AEW DYNAMITE: Quake By The Lake on TBS next Wednesday live at 8/7ct from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN!
Tune in tomorrow as AEW presents Battle Of The Belts III at 8/7c on TNT featuring:
-ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli vs. Konosuke Takeshita!
-TNT Champion Wardlow vs. Jay Lethal!
-AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa vs. Jamie Hayter!
And remember…the home of professional wrestling is All Elite Wrestling!