When you own a pro wrestling promotion, and you bring that promotion to the birthplace of Extreme Philadelphia, and you have several legends who either built or passed through ECW on your payroll... what do you do? You bring them to the ring to close the show.
That’s what Tony Khan did after AEW finished taping the Oct. 8 edition of Rampage.
And if you’re CM Punk, who was first introduced to worldwide television audiences on the WWE-produced version of ECW? You crash that party, make a joke about your run atop the sports entertainment version of that iconic 90s brand, pay your own tribute to Chris Jericho, Taz, Dean Malenko & Jerry Lynn, then give the spotlight back to them.
And while you’re wondering why former ECW champ Vince McMahon didn’t make an appearance, here are the highlights from Rampage:
- CM Punk Puts his Undefeated Streak on the Line Against Upstart Daniel Garcia
- Were The Acclaimed Able to Stop The Momentum of the AEW Tag Team Champions?
“You tried to jump me in Chicago, I’m going to end it in Philadelphia.”— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 9, 2021
The final words from @CMPunk before he takes on @GarciaWrestling NEXT on #AEWRampage - Tune in NOW on @tntdrama pic.twitter.com/QaPnRKoXbV
.@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! - https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq pic.twitter.com/tCfAarfCCB— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 9, 2021
.@Jade_Cargill makes quick work of @skyebyee and isn’t done with the beating until @thunderrosa22 makes the save. Still a lot of bad blood between these two top contenders - Watch #AEWRampage NOW on @tntdrama! pic.twitter.com/Tkm4ITOHJP— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 9, 2021
There no Brotherly Love between @starkmanjones and @MrGMSI_BCage. It's no DQ, no countout, ANYTHING GOES in a Philly Street Fight for the FTW Title NEXT on #AEWRampage - Tune in on @tntdrama pic.twitter.com/xm8FJUba6E— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 9, 2021