AEW Rampage Notes: Castagnoli retains, Sammy Guevara advances in title tournament

AEW Rampage saw Claudio Castagnoli retain the ROH title, and the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions continued.

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AEW Rampage Notes: Claudio Retains, Sammy Guevara Advances in Title Tournament

September 9, 2022

KeyBank Center – Buffalo, NY

The show began with Sammy Guevara defeating Darby Allin in the Grand Slam Tournament of Champions. Guevara won after Anna Jay interfered allowing Tay Melo to hit a low blow on Allin. That led to a powerbomb by Guevara onto the underside of Darby’s skateboard followed up by the GTH. Sammy advances to face Jon Moxley this Wednesday on Dynamite.

A Samoa Joe in-ring promo was interrupted by Smart Mark Sterling with Josh Alexander and Tony Nese. Joe said he would put up his ROH Television Championship against Josh Woods right here and now. Mark Sterling shot him down and said that they would do it in a much better NY town – Albany next week on Rampage.

A Miro promo package asking God to admit that he was wrong and asked him to “belt the Redeemer now”.

Powerhouse Will Hobbs was interviewed backstage and proclaimed that he would now be opening “The Book of Hobbs” and that he is a “Mon-star”.

Claudio Castagnoli defeated Dax Harwood with the Sharpshooter.

Announced for Dynamite This Wednesday:
Toni Storm & Hikaru Shida vs Serena Deeb & Britt Baker
Grand Slam Tournament of Champions Semifinal Match: Jon Moxley vs Sammy Guevara
Grand Slam Tournament of Champions Semifinal Match: Chris Jericho vs Bryan Danielson

Announced for Rampage Next Friday:
ROH Television Championship Match: Samoa Joe vs. Josh Woods

AEW Rampage Results:
*Grand Slam Tournament of Champions Wild Card Round Match: Darby Allin over Sammy Guevara in 11:05
*Serena Deeb over Madison Rayne in 3:55
*ROH World Championship Match: Claudio Castagnoli over Dax Harwood in 20:13

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