The Sept. 15 edition of AEW Dynamite functioned in many ways like a “go home” show for the company’s visit to New York City next week.
Every match or segment in Newark, New Jersey seemed designed to set-up an even bigger one on either the Sept. 22 Dynamite or the two hour Rampage that will air two nights later. Both of those shows will tape next Wednesday in Queens’ Arthur Ashe Stadium. With an estimated attendance of 18,000, the “Grand Slam” crowd will be the biggest in company history.
Here’s a rundown of what’s been announced for those shows...
“Grand Slam” Dynamite
- Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Ruby Soho for the AEW Women’s championship
- FTR vs. Darby Allin & Sting. Tully Blanchard led an assault on the good guys after Allin defeated Shawn Spears. Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood delivered a spike piledriver to the 62 year old Hall of Famer, and both Sting & Darby had their face-paint wiped off by the heels.
- CM Punk will be interviewed about his first television match in seven years coming up on...
“Grand Slam” Rampage
- Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky (with Dan Lambert) vs. Chris Jericho & Jake Hager
Lance Archer also said his tag match with Minoru Suzuki against Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston would take place in New York, but it wasn’t specified which night. We’re also building to Matt Hardy vs. Orange Cassidy lucha de apuesta, but they have to save something for later, right?
This Friday’s Rampage will also feature two title matches. Neither championship should change hands, but TNT champ Miro against Fuego Del Sol (with Fuego’s new ride on the line if he can’t win the belt) and Tag titleholders Lucha Bros vs. The Butcher & The Blade should be fun. Anna Jay will also take on The Bunny on the Sept. 17 show, which tapes tonight in Newark.
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