AEW Rampage notes: Ricky Starks retains FTW Title, CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal on 10/15

Originally published at AEW Rampage notes: Ricky Starks retains FTW Title, Punk vs. Sydal

The latest AEW Rampage show was headlined by Ricky Starks and Brian Cage competing a Philadelphia Street Fight for the TNT Championship. With some assistance from Hook and Powerhouse Hobbs, Starks was able to defeat Cage and retain the title.

.@starkmanjones escapes with the FTW Title against @MrGMSI_BCage with the assistance of @TrueWillieHobbs and @730hook on #AEWRampage

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 9, 2021

Opening this week’s Rampage was CM Punk going one-on-one with Daniel Garcia. Punk tapped Garcia out with the ‘Anaconda Vice’ submission. Punk will be back in action on the 10/15 Rampage when he meets Matt Sydal in singles competition. Lio Rush played a role in the Punk versus Sydal match happening.

.@MattSydal isn’t buying what #LioRush (@TheLionelGreen) is selling to #DanteMartin, but a match with @CMPunk?…he’ll take that! #AEW GM @TonyKhan has made it OFFICIAL: Matt Sydal vs CM Punk next Friday on #AEWRampage LIVE on TNT from MIAMI! 🎟 –

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 9, 2021

Adding on to the lineup for next week’s Rampage is Ruby Soho versus The Bunny and it was previously announced that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos is making his pro wrestling in-ring debut when he teams with Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky to face The Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Jake Hager).

The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero M) retained the AEW World Tag Titles by defeating The Acclaimed (Max Caster & Anthony Bowens) on tonight’s show.