Heading into the Sept. 27 Dynamite, we knew there would be an update to one of the matches that had already been announced for AEW’s WrestleDream PPV this Sun., Oct. 1 in Seattle.
That happened when Adam Cole revealed he needs surgery on his ankle, and MJF announced his intention to defend their Ring of Honor Tag titles in a handicap match. But that wasn’t the only change.
AEW also added a singles match between Wheeler Yuta and Ricky Starks. That was set-up with a backstage exchange between the two about what happened after Starks’ Texas Death Match with Yuta’s Blackpool Combat Club teammate Bryan Danielson last Saturday on Collision:
SUNDAY#AEWWrestleDream LIVE on PPV@ClimateArena | Seattle, WA— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 28, 2023
RICKY STARKS vs. WHEELER YUTA!
It’s official! @starkmanjones continues his war with the #BlackpoolCombatClub when he takes on @WheelerYuta at WrestleDream LIVE on PPV!
Those additions currently have the line-up for Seattle looking like this:
• Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
• FTR (c) vs. Aussie Open for the AEW World Tag Team championship
• MJF (c) vs. The Righteous in a Handicap match for the ROH World Tag titles
• Christian Cage (c) vs. Darby Allin in 2-out-of-3 falls for the TNT championship
• Eddie Kingston (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata for the ROH World & NJPW Strong Openweight titles
• Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, & Kota Ibushi vs. Konosuke Takeshita, Sammy Guevara, & Will Ospreay
• Swerve Strickland vs. Hangman Page
• The Young Bucks vs. Lucha Bros vs. The Gunns vs. Orange Cassidy & HOOK for a future AEW tag title shot
• Kris Statlander (c) vs. Julia Hart for the TBS championship
• Ricky Starks vs. Wheeler Yuta
Sound like a good way to spend a few bucks and your Sunday night? If so, WrestleDream starts at 8:00 pm ET, and can be purchased on Bleacher Report (and traditional PPV) in the U.S. & Canada, or in all international markets on Fite.