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AEW Rampage Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from August 12

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    The Gunn Club, Erick Redbeard and Danhausen (Credit: AEW)

    Welcome to Bleacher Report’s coverage and recap of AEW Rampage: Quake by the Lake on August 12.

    After losing to Daniel Garcia in a shocking upset, Bryan Danielson returned this week to handle his situation. We also heard from the brand new FTW champion, Hook, and the AEW tag team champions, Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee.

    Talking about tag teams, The Gunn Club was doing his thing against Danhausen and Erick Redbeard, and newlyweds Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti took on Dante Martin and Skye Blue.

    Sonny Kiss also got some TV time this week in a match against Parker Boudreaux, and Orange Cassidy faced Ari Daivari.

    Let’s look at what transpired during Friday’s Quake by the Lake bout of Rampage.

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    Bryan Danielson (Credit: AEW)

    Rampage usually opens with a match all set, but this week saw Danielson turn out to handle the crowd. He said he’d never willingly stop wrestling, so Daniel Garcia arrived and threatened to get rid of his career for him.

    Danielson said Garcia was among the best young talents he’s got observed in years before Chris Jericho got in his ear. This segment was outstanding and hyped up their eventual rematch perfectly. It had been short and sweet but allowed both men to state everything they had a need to say.

    Grade: A

    The initial match of the night time was a mixed tag match with Guevara and Melo dealing with Martin and Blue. This is for the AAA mixed tag titles, that was the 1st time these were ever defended in AEW.

    Melo and Guevara played the annoying newlyweds to perfection. It helped obtain the crowd to cheer for Blue and Martin a lot more than it could have based off their very own popularity.

    The match finished up being good however, not great. There have been some timing issues between Melo and Blue that resulted in several moves looking awkward. They don’t really have plenty of experience working together, but Martin and Guevara resulted in the heat every time they got in the ring.

    Melo could obtain the win on her behalf team with the TayKO to Blue. Despite having a slight insufficient chemistry in a few areas, this is a great outing.

    Winners: Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo

    Grade: C+


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • The mixed tag titles have a good design. They look superior to the AAA tag titles FTR has been carrying around for a time.
  • Blue moves round the ring well, but her strikes need some work. It’s too obvious she actually is holding back. She must work out how to make sure they are look realistic without hurting her opponents, and she’ll be fine.
  • The camera misses Guevara shoving Melo taken care of so Martin wouldn’t hit her with a suicide dive.
  • Martin jumping from Melo’s back again to hit a Canadian destroyer on Guevara was a great spot.

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    Parker Boudreaux and Sonny Kiss (Credit: AEW)

    Another match featured among AEW’s newest acquisitions dealing with anyone who has been there because the start when Boudreaux took on Kiss.

    This match was over in under one minute and saw the powerhouse formerly referred to as Harland in NXT score a straightforward win.

    Although it is practical to push Boudreaux in this manner, it would have already been nice to see Kiss enter a bit more offense.

    Winner: Parker Boudreaux

    Grade: D


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Sonny got a jobber entrance, that is unfortunate just because a lot of individuals were excited to see Kiss perform this week.
  • Ari Daivari appears like he is having a great time as a manager.

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    The Gunn Club, Erick Redbeard and Danhausen (Credit: AEW)

    Austin and Colten Gunn squared off contrary to the pairing of Danhausen and Erick Redbeard with this week’s show.

    This match had a substantial amount of comedy, that is to be likely whenever Danhausen is involved. Redbeard would look after the powerhouse spots whenever he was in the ring, but the majority of this is the Gunns attempting to hurt Danhausen for providing them with the Assboys nickname.

    Danhausen was on defense usually, but Redbeard would dominate whenever he tagged in. Billy Gunn pulled the very best rope right down to remove Redbeard so his sons could remove Danhausen to score the win.

    The Gunns looked good, but this match was nothing to send a letter home about. It had been good, however, not memorable.

    Winners: The Gunn Club

    Grade: C


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • AEW should sign Redbeard. He is actually a fun addition to the roster. The corporation could use some more big guys like him.
  • The big man appeared as if he was in the very best form of his life. He’s got slimmed down because the last time he appeared in AEW.
  • The double suplex to both members of The Gunn Club was a good spot.

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    Ari Daivari (Credit: AEW)

    Slim J and Boudreaux accompanied Daivari for his main event match against Cassidy. As usual, THE VERY BEST Friends have there been to aid Cassidy and keep things fair beyond your ring.

    Daivari tried to talk Cassidy into losing deliberately so he could join The Trustbusters, but Freshly Squeezed just messed with him a little instead.

    This match followed exactly the same pattern as almost every bout Cassidy is in. He jokes around a little, his opponent controls the offense for some of the match, and Cassidy makes his comeback. The predictability of how this might play out is among the downsides to be a comedic performer more often than not.

    As OC begun to build-up some momentum, individuals at ringside started to become involved. Cassidy saved CLOSE FRIENDS from Boudreaux, nonetheless it gave Daivari an opportunity to recover. Still, it wasn’t enough to help keep Cassidy from scoring the win with The Orange Punch.

    Sonny arrived to stand close to Cassidy as he previously a standoff with Boudreaux, but Kiss turned around and kicked OC below the belt to officially join The Trustbusters. The show ended with Daivari celebrating along with his group.

    Winner: Orange Cassidy

    Grade: C+


    Notable Moments and Observations

  • Cassidy’s entrance music is merely about as over with the crowd as he could be.
  • Just how Slim J wears his visor was not cool because the ’80s. It could not need even been cool in the past. It’s just bad.
  • Whoever made Daivari’s tights did an excellent job. The look privately was very intricate.
  • Cassidy’s tornado DDT more often than not looks good.

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