AEW presented Dynamite Grand Slam this past Wednesday, and despite lofty expectations, the show may have just exceeded them. Bryan Danielson made a splash in his AEW debut against Kenny Omega, earning five stars from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter in a 30 minute draw. 62 year-old Sting dazzled in his tag team match with Darby Allin against FTR. Ruby Soho and Britt Baker closed out the show in a heated Women’s World Championship match. Arthur Ashe Stadium was host to one of the hottest free-TV wrestling shows of all time.
But the Grand Slam isn’t over yet. Tonight, AEW Rampage Grand Slam airs on TNT in an extra-sized format, going for two hours instead of the usual one. And while Danielson vs. Omega was arguably the most anticipated match either night, Rampage is no slouch, either, anchored by CM Punk’s first television match since 2014. Let’s take a look.
NOTE: While Rampage Grand Slam was taped immediately following Dynamite, we will NOT be posting any spoilers here. This is a non-spoiler preview of tonight’s show.
Where is AEW Rampage Grand Slam taking place?
AEW Rampage Grand Slam was filmed at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, immediately following Dynamite Grand Slam.
When does AEW Rampage Grand Slam start?
AEW Rampage Grand Slam will start at 10pm ET on TNT. This week’s edition will be two hours long, unlike the usual one hour run time. This is essentially the second half of Wednesday’s Dynamite.
AEW Rampage Grand Slam card
Anna Jay vs. Penelope Ford
Anna Jay was on the shelf for a while thanks to The Bunny and her pal, Penelope Ford, but Number 99 of the Dark Order is back, and after making a statement against The Bunny on last week’s Rampage, Jay is ready to make quick work of Ford.
Chris Jericho & Jake Hager vs. Men of the Year
For weeks now, Dan Lambert has been talking up “All Ego” Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky, otherwise known as the Men of the Year, while disparaging everyone in AEW and everyone who enjoys it. Chris Jericho, fresh off his win against MJF at All Out, has heard enough, and he’s recruited his Inner Circle buddy Jake Hager to help take the two down a peg.
Lucha Brothers and Santana & Ortiz vs. Private Party and The Butcher & The Blade
The Hardy Family Office is riding high after The Butcher returned at All Out, reuniting the Every Time I Die frontman with The Blade and the rest of the HFO. The Lucha Brothers have to be feeling even better about themselves, defeating the legendary Young Bucks at All Out to become the AEW World Tag Team Champions. On Rampage, Fenix and Penta enlist the help of Santana and Ortiz to take on the Hardy Family Office.
The Super Kliq vs. Christian Cage & Jurassic Express
Christian Cage has had beef with The Elite ever since joining AEW, and he has found backup in the form of Jurassic Express, who also don’t have much love for the supergroup. Unfortunately for them, The Elite bolstered their ranks at All Out, resurrecting Adam Cole (bay bay) from the dead (just where WAS he those last four years…?) and re-forming the Super Kliq. Will there be a Panama Sunrise in New York City, or will Christian Cage flip the Kill Switch?
CM Punk vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
CM Punk is still having the time of his life returning to professional wrestling, as is everyone who waited seven long years for him to return to the ring. One group of people who aren’t so into the love-fest, however, is Team Taz. Team Taz interrupted Punk’s promo a couple of weeks ago on Dynamite, leading to Powerhouse Hobbs power slamming Punk on the announce table as he was commentating the following week. Tonight, the Best in the World has a chance to exact his revenge in his first television match since January 2014.
Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley vs. Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer (Lights-Out Match)
The wrestling world sat in shock and awe after “Kaze Ni Nare” hit on the loudspeakers at All Out after Jon Moxley’s victory against Satoshi Kojima. The two legendary brawlers faced off at NJPW’s New Beginning in Osaka last February, and again last week on AEW Dynamite. Tonight, each turns to their trusted confidants — Eddie Kingston for Moxley, Suzuki-Gun cohort Lance Archer for Suzuki — for an unsanctioned, lights-out match that will assuredly be extremely chaotic.
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