This week’s show kicks off with the usual “This is Rampage, baby!” theme and then we shoot inside the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. for tonight’s “Quake by the Lake” edition of AEW Rampage on TNT. Get the latest WWE Spoilers from the best website Rajah.
The commentators welcome us to the show and then we head down to the ring for our first match of the evening.
Bryan Danielson & Daniel Garcia Talk Violence & Technical Wrestling vs. Sports Entertainment
After the quick intro from the announce team, we hear Bryan Danielson’s theme hit and out comes “The American Dragon.”
The Blackpool Combat Club member heads to the ring and settles inside for a one-on-one discussion with Tony Schiavone.
His loss to Daniel Garcia is brought up and he is asked if he’s still not 100-percent. Danielson says he may never be 100-percent again but he doesn’t need to be 100-percent, he needs to life 100-percent.
Garcia interrupts him and says it sounds like his hero is coming up with excuses and is prepared to lose. He says he can’t put up with the retirement and return routine. It hurts him.
When he hurts him, that makes him want to hurt him, too. He says when he steps in the ring with him next week, he’s gonna hurt him even worse than before, so bad that he’s going to end his career. He says then he’ll not only be the dragon slayer, but the greatest technical sports entertainer on the planet.
Danielson says he’s ok with people saying they’re going to end his career, because he’s been talking about violence since he arrived in AEW. Then He says what does bother him, however, is “that sports entertainment bullsh*t.”
And He goes on to talk further about his passion for pro wrestling and then asks Garcia if he wants to be the best sports entertainer on the planet, or the best technical wrestler in the world. He says he’ll leave that up to him, slams the mic in his chest and walks off.
Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti vs. Dante Martin & Skye Blue
Mixed tag-team action will get us started here with the first in-ring action on the annual “Quake by the Lake” installment of the weekly Friday night, one-hour AEW on TNT television program.
All four competitors make their way down to the ring with separate entrances and then the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running.
We see all four close in on each other and stare each other down. Once the bell sounds they start throwing soup bones all over the place. The commentators deliver some praise for Sammy Guevara and Dante Martin as the two settle as the two legal men in the ring.
This lasts until Tay Conti tags herself in, which forces Skye Blue to tag in. Blue doesn’t wait for the tag and is ready to mix it up. Conti utilizes her Judo background and is throwing Blue around like a rag-doll in the early going.
The two continue to mix it up as we roll into a mid-match commercial break with the action still ongoing in the ring. When we return from the break, we see Blue with a pin attempt before she and Conti tag out to their respective partners.
Guevara and Martin re-enter the ring and get back after it. We see Conti get involved, latching herself onto the left leg of Dante and forcing him to drag her, which allows Guevara to get a moment to try and recover and counter. Instead, Martin manages to free himself from Conti’s grasp, which allows him to connect with a high spot off the top.
Soon after, we see the two tag out again. Guevara hits a DDT on Martin on the way out, but turns around into a hurricanrana from Blue. Blue then turns around into a Tay-KO for the pin fall victory.
Winners: Sammy Guevara & Tay Conti
Sonny Kiss vs. Parker Boudreaux
We see a vignette promoting the AEW Trios tag-team champions being introduced soon and then Excalibur runs down some of the action still to come.
After that, we head back into another commercial break. When we return, Parker Boudreaux’s theme hits and out he comes for our second bout of the evening.
Already in the ring is his opponent for tonight, Sonny Kiss. “The Concrete Rose” and Boudreaux get after it as soon as the bell sounds and it is Parker who dominates the early exchanges.
Kiss ends up catching the big man with a back-elbow. He follows that up with a running spot in the corner but after that, it’s back to being all-Parker Boudreaux. Moments into this offense run, he hits his finisher and pulls off a victory that Jim Ross noted looked “effortless.”
Winner: Parker Boudreaux
Andrade El Idolo Focuses On Trios Titles, Private Party Wants Tag Gold
We see Andrade El Idolo and Rush with Private Party and The Butcher & The Blade backstage.
He mentions that his focus is on the AEW Trios Tag-Team Championships, but he also wants to make sure that Private Party redeems themselves and beat AEW Tag-Team Champions Shane “Swerve” Strickland and Keith Lee.
The Gunn Club vs. Beardhausen
We head back to the ring after that, where Billy Gunn leads his sons, The Gunn Club — Austin and Colten Gunn — down to the ring.
Tag-team action is up next here on Rampage: Quake by the Lake, as “The Ass-Boys” settle in the ring and their music dies down.
Out next is Danhausen with the tag-team partner he promised, which is Erick Redbeard (formerly known as Eric Rowan in WWE).
The two get off to a good start after some back-and-forth coming out of the gate. From there, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, we’re informed by the commentators that The Gunn Club have been dominating the action throughout the break.
It isn’t long after returning, however, that Danhausen hits a big spot that allows him some time to make it to his corner. He makes the tag and the big man comes in.
Redbeard dominates both of the Gunn’s and then pays homage to Brodie Lee with a spot before landing a big heel kick for a near fall.
Now we see Redbeard get a bad landing as Billy Gunn yanks down the ropes as he was running towards them, causing him to fall out to the floor. This leads to Gunn hitting the FameAsser and the pin fall for the win.
Winner: The Gunn Club
Billy Gunn Wants To See The Gunn Club Toughen Up
He says they’ve got to toughen up and mentions another match for them to prove themselves on next week’s show.
Swerve In Our Glory Ready To Defend Titles Against Private Party
We shoot to the back and Keith Lee is boasting about how Private Party couldn’t beat him by himself, which makes him wonder how they feel they have a shot at beating he and Shane “Swerve” Strickland. This brings in Strickland, who delivers his catchphrases and gloats about being good at money-math but no other arethematic. Ewrestling is a website that you can trust to read the latest Wrestling News in english.
Zack Clayton Vows To Bring FTW Title To “God’s Country”
We have Tony Schiavone in the ring for another interview segment. He brings out his guest at this time, and out comes “The Cold-Hearted Handsome Devil” Hook.
This lasts until Zack Clayton, the reality TV star from New Jersey, makes his way out.
Orange Cassidy vs. Ariya Daivari
This leads “The World’s Strongest Man” to introduce Orange Cassidy and Ariya Daivari, with Daivari speaking first.
Daivari settles inside and his music dies down. Then the theme for Orange Cassidy hits and out he comes. The two are in the ring and ready and the bell sounds.
The two close in on each other and get in each other’s faces. Cassidy then gets ready to do the big dramatic hands-in-his-pockets routine. Daivari gets on the mic and offers him the chance to lay down and give him the free three-count.
The action leads out to the floor when Cassidy rolls all the way out to the ringside area.
On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial break.
He does the big dramatic hands in the pocket routine again and even his signature shin-kicks spot.
Cassidy showing as much emotion as ever, as Schiavone points out on commentary.
And Cassidy decides to throw himself onto Boudreaux on the floor, taking him out with a big top-rope-to-the-floor spot. Moments later we see Cassidy score the pin fall on Daivari for the main event win.
Winner: Orange Cassidy
Sonny Kiss Turns Heel, Joins Parker Boudreaux On Attack On Orange Cassidy
Once the match wraps up, we see Parker Boudreaux and his tag-team partner ready to cause some damage. Out comes Sonny Kiss to stand side-by-side with Cassidy, or so it looks.
Kiss ends up blasting Cassidy with a low blow and sets up Boudreaux to turn him inside-out with his finisher. They stand tall as this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!