Tony Khan stripped the AEW world and trios tag team champions of their titles on Dynamite this week. Khan announced a Grand Slam Tournament of Champions to determine the new AEW World Champion. The second match of said tournament between Sammy Guevara and Darby Allin was booked for Rampage this week. Luckily, fans won’t have to wait until Friday to know who won that match.
This is your official spoiler warning, because we’re about to tell you what happened during the show.
This week’s edition of Rampage will air on September 9th, and it will deal with the aftermath of Dynamite as well. Matches for Rampage were announced during Dynamite this week.
Sammy Guevara (with Tay Melo) vs. Darby Allin in the first round of the championship tournament kicks off the Rampage tapings. Allin comes to the ring all by himself without Sting in his corner. Anna Jay distracts the referee, allowing Guevara to hit a low blow on Allin. The Spanish God follows that with a powerbomb to Darby Allin on his own skateboard, and hits his modified GTS finisher for the win. He’ll face Jon Moxley in the second semifinals of the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions next week. Tay slids the skateboard into the ring. Sammy rides it down the ramp after the match.
Samoa Joe comes to the ring for his promo. Joe introduces himself to the fans and says it’s good to be back inside the ring. Joe says he owes the fans much more violence in the future and is open for business. Mark Sterling, Tony Nese and Josh Woods interrupts the ROH World Television Champion. Woods saved Sterling’s life on Dynamite and wants a shot at the TV title. Joe agree to the match right now, but Sterling says no. They won’t meet in Buffalo but in Albany next week.
Miro promo hits the screen. Miro says God is a fraud, his gold hangs around the waist of other men, and he should be in the title tournament.
Serena Deeb versus Madison Rayne is up next. Deeb wins by submission with a half crab.
Jade Cargill cuts a promo. The TBS Champion says she did exactly what she said she was going do to at All Out and that was retain her title against Athena.
Powerhouse Hobbs’s with a promo next. Hobbs says The Factory couldn’t get the job done so he put Ricky Starks six feet in the dirt. He’s the ‘Monster’ Powerhouse Hobbs.
William Regal hypes up the ROH World Championship match between Claudio Castagnoli and Dax Harwood. Regal says he hired Harwood and knows just exactly how good he is. That being said, he isn’t on Claudio’s level. Dax says he knows the odds but this is how he feeds his family. Tonight, he’ll be the ROH World Champion. Top Guy, out. Mark Henry says it’s time for the main event.
ROH World Championship match between Claudio Castagnoli and Dax Harwood is up next. Dax Harwood is out without Cash Wheeler. William Regal is out with Claudio Castagnoli. Claudio got the sharpshooter on and Dax tapped.
Keep checking back at Ringside News as we will provide more coverage of AEW Rampage as well as next week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
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