AEW Rampage Results (08/26) - Three Title Matches, We Hear From Two Different Champions

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s official results for "AEW Rampage" on August 26, 2022!

Two championships will be on the line during tonight's show. Claudio Castagnoli will be putting his Ring Of Honor Title on the line against Dustin Rhodes. Castagnoli issued an open challenge last week, to which Rhodes answered the call. The two men shook hands as a sign of respect to one another, with both promising to bring their A-Games. Castagnoli won the championship during Death Before Dishonor in late July after defeating Jonathan Gresham. Will his title reign come to an end?


TNT Champion Wardlow will be defending against the leader of the Wingmen, Ryan Nemeth. Wardlow won the title from Scorpio Sky during a Street Fight on the July 6 edition of "Dynamite". Prior to that, he was a member of The Pinnacle with MJF, FTR and Shawn Spears. He broke away from the group after he was tired of the manner in which MJF treated him before signing a contract with AEW to become an official member of their roster.

Newlyweds Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo will be pitted against the newly formed team of Ortiz and Ruby Soho. Ortiz and Soho, along with their allies the Blackpool Combat Club and Eddie Kingston, have had their issues with Guevara, Melo, and the rest of the Jericho Appreciation Society over the last few months.


The AEW World Trios Championship Tournament will continue tonight as a quarter-finals match between Malakai Black, Brody King and Buddy Matthews of the House of Black will take on Dark Order members John Silver, Alex Reynolds, and Preston "10" Vance. The winner will go on to face Orange Cassidy, Trent Beretta, and Chuck Taylor of Best Friends in the semi-finals.

We will hear from two different champions as the FTW Champion Hook and the TBS Champion Jade Cargill are both set to speak on the show. Hook won the FTW Title from Ricky Starks a few weeks ago after answering his open challenge while Cargill has been the only TBS Champion after winning the tournament for the title.

House of Black vs. Dark Order in a Semi-Finals Match for the AEW Trios Championship Tournament

We are live! House of Black and Dark Order already wait in the ring. King and 10 begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. 10 delivers a pump kick before tagging in Silver. Matthews tags in and Silver goes off the top. MAtthews catches him, but Silver escapes and delivers a handspring. Matthews delivers a kick to Silver's midsection before Black and Reynolds tag in. Reynolds delivers a back slide, but Black kicks out.


Back from the break, Black delivers a back elbow. Matthews delivers a stomp on Reynolds' elbow before Black hits Reynolds with several kicks. 10 tags in and delivers a spine buster to Black. 10 locks in a Full Nelson before Black delivers a knee and a forearm. 10 locks in a Full Nelson, but Black pulls the brace off 10's knee. He looks for the Discus Lariat, but his knee gives out. Black locks in the knee bar before Reynolds tags in before Miro's music hits and he heads down. Miro takes out Matthews and King, allowing Reynolds to roll up Black for the win.

Winners: Dark Order

After the match, the House of Black beat down Miro. Darby Allin's music hits and he and Sting head to the ring to make the save.


We head backstage to Hook and Lexy Nair. She asks him about the video from Matt Menard and Angelo Parker. He says he doesn't care and walks off. Matt Menard and Angelo Parker walk in and say they see through him. He says that the audience sees him as a phenomenon and asks what if they took the FTW title from him.

Ryan Nemeth then heads to the ring with a mic in hand. He rags on his hometown of Cleveland before saying he's happy he got out. Wardlow interrupts and heads to the ring to a massive pop from the hometown crowd.

Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh stand at the top of the ramp. Nemeth says not to wirry about them and says he deserves the gold. 

Wardlow vs. Ryan Nemeth for the TNT Championship

Wardlow headbutts Nemeth as the bell rings. He delivers a wind up clothesline before hitting the Powerbomb Symphony for the win.

Winner: Wardlow

Back from the break, we head backstage to the AFO. Andrade El Idolo says the family lost and Rush says he turned on his own brother. Andrade says that anything in this war has consequences before walking off.


We head back to ringside, where Powerhouse Hobbs heads down. Ashton Day waits in the ring.

Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ashton Day

The bell rings and Hobbs delivers a vicious clothesline to Day. He hits another one before mocking Ricky Starks' pose. He hits a spine buster for the win.

Winner: Powerhouse Hobbs

We head backstage and see The Factory viciously attacking Ricky Starks. QT Marshall says that he told him he always sticks to his word before hitting him with his watch.


We head backstage to Lexy Nair and The Baddies. Grey tries to speak on her behalf, but Cargill gets angry and tells her to go away. Hogan drags her off before Cargill tells Athena to come and get her at All Out. Athena comes out of nowhere and attacks her before security separate them.

Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo head to the ring, along with "Cool Hand" Angelo Parker. Ruby Soho and Ortiz follow.

Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo vs. Ruby Soho and Ortiz

Soho and Melo begin the action. The bell rings and Melo delivers a series of kicks to Soho. She knocks her to the mat before stepping on her forearm. Soho fights back with a knee, followed by several shoulders to Melo's midsection. Soho looks for a knee, but Melo hits one of her own. Soho hits a vicious elbow before Guevara and Ortiz tag in.


Guevara beats down Ortiz before Ortiz fires back with a couple of short-arm lariats. He sends Soho into Guevara, then goes for a pin but Guevara kicks out. Guevara hits a jumping knee as Guevara poses on the ropes.

Back from the break, Soho and Melo tag in. Soho fires off right hands on Melo before hitting a suplex. She hits a running boot before going for a pin. Melo kicks out. Soho and Melo ascend to the top before she takes down Guevara with a poisionrana. Melo hits a diving crossbody, then goes for a pin but Melo kicks out. Melo hits a forearm before Soho hits the No Future. She goes for a pin, but Guevara picks her up off Melo. Guevara pokes her before she tags in Ortiz. Ortiz fires off right hands before Anna Jay A.S. runs down and throws Soho into the ring steps. This allows Guevara to hit the Cutter off the ropes for the win.


Winners: Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo

We head backstage and see the Doctor asking Punk about his ankle. He says it isn't good because that was what it was like when he broke it.

Back from the break, Dustin Rhodes heads to the ring with Arn and Brock Anderson. Claudio Castagnoli, William Regal and Wheeler Yuta follow. Caprice Coleman joins commentary

Claudio Castagnoli vs. Dustin Rhodes for the ROH World Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Rhodes rolls up Castagnoli. Castagnoli kicks out and hits a shoulder tackle. CAstagnoli hits an uppercut, then sends Rhodes' head into the top turnbuckle. Rhodes hits a Manhattan Drop, followed by a boot to his jaw.


Back from the break, Castagnoli has Rhodes in a crossface. Castagnoli delivers a big elbow, but Rhodes fires back with a short arm lariat. Rhodes sends Castagnoli to the outside, then delivers a cannonball off the apron. Rhodes delivers a leaping lariat, then goes for a pin but Castagnoli kicks out. Rhodes delivers a hurricanrana off the middle rope, followed by a slap and a Code Red. He goes for a pin, but Castagnoli kicks out. Castagnoli sends Rhodes into the top rope, then goes for another pin but Rhodes kicks out. Castagnoli hits his signature Swing, then goes for a pin but Rhodes kicks out. Rhodes hits a power slam, followed by a modified powerbomb. He goes for a pin, but Castagnoli kicks out again. Castagnoli hits a leap frog, but Rhodes hits an inadvertent low blow. Castagnoli hits the Pop-Up Uppercut for the win.


Winner: Claudio Castagnoli