AEW World Tag Team Champions The Acclaimed def. Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett in a No Holds Barred Match
While I still don't think this rematch was necessary, I'll give credit where it's due: it was as entertaining as their first encounter this past Wednesday on Dynamite. The stipulation ensured it was beyond overbooked, but considering the crowd ate it up, who cares? It exceeded my expectations. Props to Lethal and Jarrett for putting over Acclaimed twice in one week, but now it's time for Acclaimed to move on to facing more established teams.
AEW All-Atlantic Champion and AEW World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Pac def. Trent Beretta
From a storyline standpoint, why the hell would Pac wrestle in the main event of Rampage and then kick off Battle of the Belts minutes later where he has to defend another one of his championship? I understand it was done to make Beretta feel more like a threat to the title, but I still didn't think he had a chance in hell of winning. Don't get me wrong, it was a very good match, but the storytelling here was questionable. Pac cheating to win led to Orange Cassidy running him off last week, setting up yet another match between them on Dynamite next week.
AEW TNT Champion Wardlow def. Jay Lethal
Lethal just lost to Samoa Joe at ROH Death Before Dishonor and he felt like even less of a threat to the TNT title here. Don't get me wrong, this was a good match, but there wasn't much drama in it for me. The key takeaway with Wardlow getting attacked afterward was that this feud isn't over, if only so Wardlow can deliver his finisher to Satnam Singh. That's going to be quite the visual when it eventually happens.
Sammy Guevara def. Scorpio Sky to Win the AEW TNT Championship
I haven't been able to get into this feud at all as of late, largely because Guevara and Tay Conti have been super unlikable as characters and Dan Lambert's alliance with Men of the Year ran its course a while ago. This was a pretty good match, but I can't say I'm thrilled that Guevara is now a three-time champion. That said, Guevara hitting Sky with a low blow made it clear that the couple is turning heel and that is absolutely for the best.