Winners, News And Notes With CM Punk Follow-Up

AEW Rampage advertised comments from CM Punk and Darby Allin ahead of their big showdown at AEW All Out on September 5.

AEW Rampage also advertised comments from Miro, The Lucha Bros vs. The Young Bucks in the Tag Team Eliminator finals for the right to challenge The Young Bucks for the AEW World Tag Team Championships inside a Steel Cage.

Last week’s Rampage garnered a massive 1.129 million viewers for CM Punk’s almost-advertised return.

August 20, 2021—1.129 million

August 13, 2021—740,000

AEW Rampage: Key Competition

Bianca Belair was done Dirty by WWE (Pro Wrestling Bits)

AEW Rampage YouTube Viewership Last Friday: 16,773,044 (Up from 3,393,855)

  • Most-Viewed: CM Punk Arrives (7,784,594 views)
  • Least-Viewed: Jade Cargill vs. Kiera Hogan (305,728 views)
  • Median Viewership: 1,494,645 views

AEW Rampage Results: Friday, August 27, 2021

The Lucha Bros def. Jurassic Express

`Rey Fenix was out of this world in this match, but the biggest star in the building was NBA world champion Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Did I mention how fantastic Rey Fenix was in this match? And that’s with Penta El Zero M having one of the best performances of his AEW career.

The Lucha Bros and The Young Bucks risks stealing the show at AEW All Out, even with a CM Punk return match on the card.

Miro Brawls with Eddie Kingston

Miro took a page out of Lance Archer’s playbook by beating up Fuego del Sol on his way out of the tunnel and to the ring.

The AEW-leaning “Wrestling Observer Live” may defend AEW for breaking its stipulation, but Miro is still pissed about it two weeks later.

Eddie Kingston and Miro should be a fun feud, but by no means should Kingston win it.

Prior to disrespectfully removing Fuego del Sol’s mask, Miro savagely said “show your face to the lord.”

Bunny def. Tay Conti

Chris Jericho spent the entire night popping Taz and Mark Henry, which he did most effectively by comparing Bunny to Baby from The House of 1000 Corpses.

I was shocked that Bunny won this match, which I consider a massive upset to the previously red-hot Tay Conti, who was on a long win streak.

Christian Cage and Frankie Kazarian def. Kenny Omega and Brandon Cutler

It was great to see Frankie Kazarian in a main event spot, because he’s been very underrated as The Elite Hunter.

The crowd seemed tired for this match.

Brandon Cutler worked a long stretch of this match where he was being dominated by Kazarian.

There was a temptation for Christian to pin Kenny Omega to make him seem like an even bigger threat heading to All Out, but Brandon Cutler expectedly took the pin.

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