AEW Rampage notes: Hangman Page retains, Ruby Riott qualifies, Dustin Rhodes issues challenge

Originally published at AEW Rampage notes: Hangman Page retains, Ruby Riott qualifies

In the main event, Hangman Page retained the AEW Championship in a Texas Death Match against Adam Cole.

Both men bled throughout the match, which saw some spectacular moments including Page attempting a moonsault off the top to the floor and being met by a superkick from Cole upon landing.

Page tied Cole to the rope with his belt and brought out a barbed-wire chair, but hesitated and decided against using it on his rival. Cole capitalized and executed a low blow before being stopped by a lariat.

Page wrapped the barbed wire around his arm, stopped a Panama Sunrise on the edge of the apron, and placed the barbed wire on top of Cole’s head. Page followed with a Dead Eye off the apron and crashed through a table on the floor. Page made it to his feet as the count reached ten and Page retained the title after 20:07.

Dead-eye with the barbed wire crown THROUGH THE TABLE! #Hangman @theadampage and @adamcolepro leaving the entire crowd speechless right now! #AEWRampage is LIVE on @tntdrama!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 16, 2022

Ruby Riott qualified for the women’s Owen Hart Foundation tournament by defeating Robyn Renegade.

During the match, Robyn switched places with her twin sister Charlotte before Robyn returned and was hit by Riott’s version of Sister Abigail to win the match after 8:25.

And @realrubysoho advances to the #OwenHart Foundation Women's Tournament with a victory over @W18Robin! #AEWRampage is LIVE on @tntdrama right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 15, 2022

Dustin Rhodes issued a challenge to CM Punk for next Wednesday’s edition of Dynamite in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later in the show, the match was officially added for next week’s show.

After 5 decades in the business, #TheNatural @dustinrhodes challenges The Best In The World @CMPunk this WEDNESDAY on #AEWDynamite!

Tune in NOW to #AEWRampage LIVE on TNT!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 15, 2022

The Butcher was given a short showcase match against Barrett Brown, defeating the NJPW Strong regular with a powerbomb in 55 seconds prior to The Butcher’s match with Wardlow next Wednesday.

And #TheButcher @andycomplains sending a message to @RealWardlow with this complete domination of @TCO_BarrettB tonight on #AEWRampage! We are LIVE on @tntdrama right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 15, 2022

In the opening match, The Blackpool Combat Club defeated The Gunn Club in a six-man tag with Wheeler Yuta avoiding the Famouser and pinning Billy Gunn with an O’Connor roll.

A tremendous leverage pin by @WheelerYuta gets the #BlackpoolCombatClub their first win here on #AEWRampage! We are LIVE on @tntdrama right now!

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 15, 2022