AEW Rampage live results, open thread: Moxley vs. Warner, Rayne debuts
Here’s a place to check results and comment along with a new episode of AEW Rampageairing tonight at 10 pm ET on TNT.
The latest edition of AEW’s Friday night show comes our way live from Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Tonight’s episode features an AEW interim world championship eliminator match between Jon Moxley and Mance Warner. This is essentially a tune-up match for Mox ahead of next week’s Quake By the Lake.
Also set for tonight: Madison makes her AEW in-ring debut against Leila Gray, AEW Tag Team Champions Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland are in a street fight against Tony Nese and Josh Woods, 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!
AEW RAMPAGE RESULTS FOR AUG. 5
- Rampage kicks off with Jon Moxley vs. Mance Warner in a world title eliminator match. Before the match, we hear a pre-taped promo from Warner. He’s looking for a fight tonight.
- Mox and Warner brawl outside the ring, with the champ getting crotched on the barricade. Moxley fights back and eventually applies the figure four leglock inside the ring. They exchange blows in the corner after the hold is broken. The action spills back to the outside, with Mox being tossed into the steel steps. Warner suplexes Moxley onto a steel chair, and later plants the champ with a DDT on the steel steps. Back from break, a defiant Moxley flips the double bird to his opponent. Mox counters an attempted chair shot by punching the chair back into Warner’s face. Warner is busted open. Mox fires up and dives through the ropes, crashing onto Warner. Moxley lands a superplex and starts pummeling the man with elbows to the jaw. Warner comes back with a desperation clothesline. Mox is up and stomping the hell out of Mance’s face. He piledrives Warner and chokes him out for the win. Jon Moxley defeats Mance Warner.
- We see QT Marshall and The Factory offer Ricky Starks protection. He rejects the offer and tells them to kiss his ass.
- Next up is Konosuke Takeshita vs. Ryan Nemeth. The crowd is loud for Takeshita as he takes it right to Ryan from the opening bell. Peter Avalon trips Konosuke up, giving Ryan a brief advantage. Takeshita avoids a neckbreaker and lands a Blue Thunder Bomb. He puts Nemeth away with his running knee strike. Konosuke Takeshita defeats Ryan Nemeth.
- Pete Avalon tries to attack Konosuke after the match, but the popular babyface kicks his ass too.
- Best Friends and Orange Cassidy are backstage, teasing that they will enter the Trios Championship tournament. Danhausen interrupts them.
- Madison Rayne is out now for her AEW debut match against Leila Gray. They go back and forth for a bit before Rayne takes her opponent down with multiple arm drags. Stokely Hathaway causes a distraction, allowing Leila to knock Madison off the apron and down to the floor below as we go to break. Later in the fight, Leila executes a sit-out side slam for a near fall. Madison avoids a facebuster and hits CrossRayne for the win. Madison Rayne defeats Leila Gray.
- Jade Cargill enters the scene with a mic in hand. She invites Madison Rayne to accept her open challenge for next week’s Dynamite and get her ass beat. Kiera Hogan tries to ambush Madison from behind but eats a CrossRayne for her troubles.
- Mark Henry interviews Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee and Tony Nese & Josh Woods (w/Mark Sterling) ahead of their main event Street Fight, which is up next.
- The Street Fight begins with a brawl outside the ring. Keith Lee shrugs off Woods’ offense and puts him down with a double palm strike to the chest. Tony Nese throws “protein powder” at the babyfaces. Swerve launches a toolbox at Nese, but he misses and it blasts into the steel steps. Keith Lee pours water into his eyes to clear out the powder, but he takes a toolbox to the head in the process. Woods drives Swerve into the steel steps as we go to break. Later in the fight, Lee runs corner to corner squashing both of his opponents. Sterling smashes Lee with a chair to the back, but it only pisses him off. Lee takes the chair away from him, but Nese kicks it into Lee’s body. Swerve breaks up a pin attempt on Lee with a 450 splash. Sterling attacks Swerve with a wrench to the head. Lee takes out Nese with a headbutt. Sterling climbs to the top rope looking to put Swerve through a table. Lee catches him and tosses Smark Mark through the table. With an assist from Nese, Woods suplexes Lee through a table on the outside. Well, both men go crashing through two tables that were set up. That leaves Nese and Swerve inside the ring. Swerve puts Nese away with the Swerve Stomp. Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee defeat Tony Nese & Josh Woods.
- The babyfaces celebrate in the middle of the ring. That’s the end of the show, folks!