AEW Rampage notes: New matches for PPV, Ruby qualifies, Gangrel appears

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AEW Rampage was the promotion’s final stop before Sunday’s pay-per-view and featured the addition of several matches to Double or Nothing and Ruby Soho advancing in the Owen Hart Foundation tournament.

AEW Rampage was the promotion’s final stop before Sunday’s pay-per-view and featured the addition of several matches to Double or Nothing.

*Owen Hart Foundation – Semi-Final: Ruby Soho def. Kris Statlander in 10:07
*Dante Martin def. Max Caster in 6:14
*The Young Bucks def. Taylor Rust & Jon Cruz in 2:40
*Bryan Danielson def. Matt Sydal in 11:03

In the main event, Soho pinned Kris Statlander to advance to Sunday’s finals of the women’s Owen Hart Foundation tournament against Dr. Britt Baker. The crowd was strongly behind Statlander after a dramatic near-fall at the end followed by Soho winning with La Magistral cradle. During Soho’s post-match speech, there are noticeable boos directed at Soho as she addressed Baker.

During the show, it was confirmed that Paige VanZant will make her debut at Sunday’s pay-per-view teaming with Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page against Sammy Guevara, Frankie Kazarian & Tay Conti.

The match was announced after Guevara, Kazarian & Conti broke into American Top Team’s gym and smashed their trophy case and grabbed Jorge Masvidal’s BMF title and two UFC championship belts.

A match between Darby Allin and Kyle O’Reilly has also been added to Double or Nothing after Allin issued the challenge following O’Reilly’s attack on Sting last week.

Rampage included a special appearance by Gangrel (David Heath), who appeared in the corner of The Young Bucks when Matt & Jeff dressed up as The Hardys for their match against Taylor Rust & Jon Cruz. Gangrel was briefly aligned with The Hardys in 1999 as ‘The New Brood’ in the World Wrestling Federation.

After the match, The Young Bucks attacked Gangrel and were about to deliver the BTE Trigger when The Hardys ran down and saved Gangrel.

Below is the updated card for Double or Nothing this Sunday from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas:
*AEW Championship: Hangman Page (champion) vs. CM Punk
*AEW Women’s Championship: Thunder Rosa (champion) vs. Serena Deeb
*AEW Tag Team Championships: Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus (champions) vs. Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee
*TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (champion) vs. Anna Jay
*Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Samoa Joe vs. Adam Cole
*Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Dr. Britt Baker vs. Ruby Soho
*MJF vs. Wardlow
*The Young Bucks vs. The Hardys
*Anarchy in the Arena: Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, Ang Parker & Jake Hager vs. Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Eddie Kingston, Santana & Ortiz
*Mixed Trios Match: Scorpio Sky, Ethan Page & Paige VanZant vs. Sammy Guevara, Tay Conti & Frankie Kazarian
*Penta Oscuro, Rey Fenix & PAC vs. Malakai Black, Buddy Matthews & Brody King
*Darby Allin vs. Kyle O’Reilly
*Buy-In: Danhausen & Hook vs. Tony Nese & Mark Sterling

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