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.
Sammy Guevara def. Dustin Rhodes to Win the Interim AEW TNT Championship
It was announced during Friday's Rampage that Cody Rhodes couldn't compete due to a medical issue, and I believe it was later revealed to be related to COVID-19. I'm not sure if he has it or someone else in his family does, but here's wishing him and his family good health and a speedy recovery. If it isn't going to be out for long, I don't know what the point of doing an interim title is. Maybe they really wanted to stay true to the champions theme of this show? That said, they put forth a hell of an effort here and had an excellent match. I had no idea it was a rubber match (they traded wins almost exactly two years ago on Dynamite) and their chemistry is still a strong now as it was then. Dustin in particular had a phenomenal showing and proved he could still go even though we barely see the dude in action on TV anymore. Sammy needed this win, but I'm not confident he'll end up beating Cody when it matters most (even though I think he should).