Preview: AEW Rampage (8/12/22) – Quake by the Lake

AEW Rampage Quake by the Lake

Quake by the Lake Week continues for AEW, and after seeing some positive ratings news last week, it seems the company is pushing this edition of AEW Rampage harder with more announced as far as segments go compared to many previous shows. AEW continues the week with its taped edition of Rampage tonight from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN, a popular modern venue that is frequently used by both AEW and WWE right down to both running Pay-Per-View/Premium Live Events here. However, it once hosted a live Rampage on November 12 last year just before Full Gear as well. It saw Matt Hardy defeat Orange Cassidy in a Lumberjack Match for its main event.

AEW Rampage: Quake by the Lake – Full Card

  • Parker Boudreaux vs. Sonny Kiss
  • Sammy Guevara and Tay Melo vs. Dante Martin and Skye Blue
  • Gunn Club (Austin and Colten Gunn) vs. Beardhausen (Danhausen and Erick Redbeard)
  • Orange Cassidy vs. Ari Daivari

Many Men Speak

We have to separate speaking segments announced, the first one being Bryan Danielson, making his first appearance since his surprising loss two weeks ago to Daniel Garcia and just ahead of their announced 2/3 falls rematch on next week’s AEW Dynamite. Bryan Danielson looks to address the match and likely set the stage for whatever The American Dragon’s plans are for ALL OUT. Will the Jericho Appreciation Society continue to loom over him?

One must wonder about the decision to make Hook speak. However, AEW has advertised that the new FTW Champion will in fact speak. About what? Good question. Despite winning the championship from Ricky Starks, it seems The Absolute One is the one with a direction set while The Coldblooded Handsome Devil finds himself only holding a title. Maybe this will clear things up. Will something come up for him? Or will he decide to aid Starks in his feud against Powerhouse Hobbs who is using The Factory as an obstacle for Starks?

Finally, the current AEW Tag Team Champions, Swerve In Our Glory, the team of Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee, will speak. With the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament announced, it seems many teams are busy. However, when one looks at the rankings, we see that #1 happens to have many other tag team titles but nothing to do right now. Will FTR step up? Or does AEW have something else planned? Hopefully, it’s not another 3-way match.

Stop Calling Them Assboys

The Assboys–Sorry! The Gunn Club is once again targeting the man responsible for that terrible nickname in the form of Danhausen. However, pro wrestling’s personal Nosferatu-blogger has the aid of another makeshift partner: a bearded fellow known as Erick Redbeard. He makes his return to AEW yet again to team with Danhausen and they’ve been labeled as “Beardhausen”. However ‘Daddy Ass’ Billy Gunn isn’t too pleased that his sons besmirched the good name of the only match he ever made famous after Austin and Colten Gunn lost the Dumpster Match against The Acclaimed last week.

Eccentric Match-Ups

Parker Boudreaux was an individual people sang many praises for when he signed with WWE. The company opted to shave his head and have him just stand. Let’s not make a WWE criticism out of this as times are changing there for the better now. But this will be our first true look at what this man Paul Heyman once said was “The Next Brock Lesnar” can do as he faces Sonny Kiss, someone that has been with AEW since day one but barely received any significant chance. Who grabs the spotlight once it’s all said and done?

Parker is a part of this new group called The Trustbusters. But he happens to not be the only one competing on Rampage this week. The trio’s leader, Ari Daivari, the younger brother of Shawn Daivari, has re-debuted with this new group and name after apparently receiving a trust fund from his family, which he is investing in this group. One must wonder if Shawn got any of those funds. After Orange Cassidy turned down “whatever he was offering,” they go one on one in Rampage’s main event. It seems Cassidy has been on quite the hot streak, popularity-wise, since his match with Will Ospreay at Forbidden Door. Can he keep it up just before the trios tournament starts? Probably.

All that and more, tonight on AEW Rampage: Quake in the Lake.

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