AEW Rampage Results: Winners, News And Notes As Cody Rhodes Wins TNT Title

AEW Rampage advertised Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara for the AEW TNT Championship, Jungle Boy vs. Isiah Kassidy, Hook vs. Bear Bronson and Kris Statlander vs. Leyla Hirsch.

Cody Rhodes defeated Sammy Guevara to become TNT champion. With mixed reactions skewing more toward boos, many feel this was the beginning of a heel turn for Cody Rhodes after defeating top babyface Guevara and making a reference to a feeling in his “heel.”

Last week’s broadcast of AEW Rampage garnered 571,000 viewers.

  • December 17, 2021—571,000
  • December 10, 2021–503,000
  • December 3, 2021—499,000
  • November 26, 2021—431,000
  • November 19, 2021—556,000

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AEW Rampage YouTube Viewership Last Friday: 1,360,512 (Down from 1,462,916)

  • Most-Viewed: Cody Rhodes Confronts Dan Lambert (418,313 views)
  • Least-Viewed: Tay Conti vs. Penelope Ford—Submission Match (190,111 views)
  • Median Viewership: 376,029 views

AEW Rampage Results | Friday, December 24, 2021

Jungle Boy def. Isiah Kassidy

Jungle Boy’s days as AEW’s resident heart throb just might be numbered as Hook’s reaction on this show surpassed it, though Jungle Boy was still very popular throughout this match.

Hook def. Bear Bronson

To say this crowd was feverishly behind Hook to near cult-like proportions would still be an understatement.

It’s really cool seeing Taz enjoy his son’s meteoric rise in real time.

Bear Bronson was loudly booed every time he got offense in, while Hook was loudly cheered any time he was on the offensive.

Kris Statlander def. Leyla Hirsch

Many a woman have looked like a giant standing next to Leyla Hirsch, and Kris Statlander—who already has one of the bigger frames in the women’s division—was no exception.

Leyla Hirsch surprisingly turned down a handshake opportunity after the match, indicating a heel turn for the natural babyfae.

Cody Rhodes def. Sammy Guevara—TNT Championship

Cody was smiling just like Homelander during the pre-match promo, so spoilers aside, everybody should have seen this Cody heel turn coming.

Arn Anderson was fantastic during the pre-match promos, and if Cody Rhodes is truly going to lean into a heel turn, Anderson will make a great complement.

A plant in the audience had to sell after Cody Rhodes threw Sammy Guevara into the crowd, and it was some of the worst selling I’ve ever seen.

There was no post-match promo from Rhodes on the broadcast, or anything that indicated he had turned heel, though he did grin menacingly while celebrating as Rampage went off the air.

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