AEW is putting its best foot forward in New York City next week with no CM Punk or The Elite around for “Grand Slam” at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
These “Grand Slam” editions of Dynamite and rampage have been hyped as pay-per-view cards filled with title matches and all of AEW’s top stars (minus MJF).
Tonight’s episode (September 16) of rampage rounded out the week with several more competitions featuring stars like Sting, Samoa Joe, Jungle Boy and more.
This includes a Battle Royal (with Hangman Page) where the winner gets a world title match, and Diamante teasing a woman with the 305 area code and backing her in a TBS title match against the undefeated Cargill. It was also interesting to hear Brody King admit that Sting and Darby Allin chopped off the snake’s head, which is a reference to Malakai Black’s parole from AEW.
Let’s see what the final lineups are for Grand Slam looks like:
September 21 (dynamite)
• Jon Moxley vs. Bryan Danielson for the AEW World Championship
• Toni Storm (c) vs. dr. Britt Baker, DMD vs. Serena Deeb vs. Athena for the interim AEW Women’s title
• Swerve in our glory (c) vs. The Acclaimed for the AEW Tag Team Championship
• Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Chris Jericho for the ROH World Title
• PAC (c) vs. Orange Cassidy for the All-Atlantic Title
September 23 (Rampage)
• HOOK & Action Bronson vs. 2point0
• Eddie Kingston v Sammy Guevara
• Sting & Darby Allin vs. Brody King & Buddy Matthews in a No DQ match
• Jade Cargill (c) vs. Diamante for the TBS title
• Rey Fenix vs Jungle Boy
• Ricky Starks vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
• Wardlow & Samoa Joe vs Tony Nese & Josh Woods
• Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal
Eight games is a lot for a two-hour episode of rampage, so there may be a few pumpkins planned. I’m looking at you, Tony Nese.
Are you excited about AEWs Grand Slam show week, Cagesiders?