Fans in the building for Wednesday night’s Rampage taping in Milwaukee already let us know that NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetekounmpo was in attendance for the show that aired last night (Aug. 27) on TNT. Now that the show’s aired, we got a better look at the well-documented wrestling fan did, and enjoyed, during the show.
In addition to getting an introduction from Tony Khan and a hero’s welcome from the fans at UWM Panther Arena, the Greek Freak was front row for Rampage’s opening match. Antetekounmpo was on his feet for much of Lucha Bros win over Jurassic Express. When the post-match angle featured an attack by Penta El Zero M & Rey Fenix’s All Out opponents, Tag champs The Young Bucks, Giannis even tried to warn the babyface teams!
It was very cool to see the big man digging the action... unless you were in the seat behind the nearly seven footer.
It probably wasn’t the highlight of Giannis’ night though. He did snap a pic with a legend backstage, after all...
Here are the highlights from Rampage:
- AEW GM Tony Khan’s Presentation to NBA Finals MVP Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo
- What Brought NBA Champion & MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo to His Feet?
- Jurassic Express or Lucha Brothers - Who Fought Their Way into All Out?
- How Did Christian Cage Force AEW Champion Kenny Omega into a Full Retreat?
- AEW Exclusive Post-Rampage CM Punk, Christian Cage and Frankie Kazarian send Milwaukee Home Happy
A collision of epic proportions is coming up at #AEWAllOut on Sept. 5 on PPV. The Best in the World @CMPunk makes his #AEW in-ring debut against @DarbyAllin (w/ @Sting).— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 28, 2021
Tune into @tntdrama NOW to watch #AEWRampage pic.twitter.com/WYPMISftk2
#TheBunny steals one from @TayConti_ with the help of @thePenelopeFord and #TheBlade’s brass knuckles. Is this a new alliance heading into the Casino Battle Royale on the #AEWAllOut Buy-In on Sept. 5?— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 28, 2021
Tune into @tntdrama NOW to watch #AEWRampage! pic.twitter.com/empklZdb6N
All confidence from both teams before tonight’s main event tag match of @KennyOmegamanX/@BranCutler vs @Christian4Peeps/@FrankieKazarian. The main event is NEXT on #AEWRampage - tune in NOW on @tntdrama! pic.twitter.com/1TKISdLmma— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 28, 2021