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AEW Rampage live results, open thread (Aug. 26, 2022): Claudio defends ROH world title

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Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Rampage, airing tonight at 10 pm ET on TNT.

The latest edition of AEW’s Friday night show comes our way on tape from Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio (spoilers are here, if you’re interested - and if you are and chose to discuss them in the comments, please use the spoiler tag).

Tonight’s episode features a first round AEW Trios Championship Tournament match between House of Black and Dark Order.

Also set for tonight: Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dustin Rhodes for the ROH world title, Wardlow vs. Ryan Nemeth for the TNT title, Ruby Soho & Ortiz vs. Tay Melo & Sammy Guevara, Jade Cargill speaks about Athena, exclusive CM Punk footage following his loss on Dynamite, and more!

Come right back here at 10 pm ET when Rampage kicks off on TNT. We’ll update the post with everything that happens on the show below the line.

Enjoy the show!


  • Rampage kicks off with a Trios Championship Tournament match between House of Black and Dark Order (John Silver, Alex Reynolds, Preston Vance).
  • Dark Order defeats House of Black to advance in the Trios tournament. House of Black was about to win, but Miro’s music hit and he entered the scene. He attacked Buddy Matthews. Malakai was distracted enough to be rolled up from behind by Alex Reynolds for the pin.
  • Miro was laid out by all three members of House of Black after the match. That’s when Sting and Darby Allin came out for the save, running off the heels.
  • HOOK is interviewed and says he doesn’t care about “Daddy Magic” Matt Menard & “Cool Hand Ang” Angelo Parker gunning for his FTW title. Jericho’s allies flip out over HOOK’s response.
  • Ryan Nemeth comes out and shits all over Cleveland, despite growing up there. Wardlow is also from Cleveland. Nemeth calls him a loser and a two pump chump.
  • Wardlow defeats Ryan Nemeth to retain the TNT championship. Wardlow quickly destroyed this poor sap with the powerbomb symphony (four bombs). Chris Sabian and Jay Lethal’s crew were watching from the stage.
  • Tensions escalate backstage within the Andrade Family Office. Andrade & Rush point the finger at Private Party for recently losing, and Private Party returns the favor. Andrade warns them that everything has consequences, and walks off.
  • Powerhouse Hobbs defeats Ashton Day. This was a squash, as you might expect. Hobbs put him away with a spinebuster.
  • After the match, The Factory is shown backstage beating the hell out of Ricky Starks. Starks is bleeding from the mouth as QT Marshall punches him in the face with a foreign object. Hobbs watches on from the ring, very pleased with what he sees.
  • Jade Cargill is backstage and challenges Athena to come take her TBS title at All Out. Athena attacks Cargill and they have to be separated by AEW officials.
  • Tay Melo & Sammy Guevara defeat Ruby Soho & Ortiz. Soho took out Guevara with a poisonrana towards the end of the match after he provoked her. Sammy was able to recover and break up Soho’s pin on Melo shortly afterwards. While the referee was having trouble controlling traffic, Anna Jay came out and threw Ruby into the ring steps. Ortiz is distracted by the chaos and walks right into Guevara’s springboard cutter for the three count.
  • Exclusive footage is shown of CM Punk in the trainer’s room following his world championship loss against Jon Moxley. Punk doesn’t know what’s going on with his surgically repaired foot.
  • Mark Henry interviews Claudio Castagnoli and Dustin Rhodes ahead of their main event match for the ROH world championship.
  • Claudio Castagnoli defeats Dustin Rhodes to retain the ROH world championship. Rhodes almost put Claudio away with Code Red towards the end of the match. Claudio fought back and took Dustin for a ride in the giant swing. Claudio locked in a crossface. Dustin reversed it into a pin and then awkwardly dropped Claudio out of a piledriver attempt. Claudio later tried to leapfrog Dustin running the ropes, but he didn’t get high enough and Dustin’s head smashed him in the balls. Even so, Claudio recovered and put Dustin away with the uppercut.
  • Arn Anderson looked disappointed with Dustin after the finish. Claudio and Wheeler Yuta celebrate as the show goes off the air.

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