PREVIEW: AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam

PREVIEW: AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam

AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam goes down tonight, emanating from Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York and it is sure to be a pay-per-view-quality show! It has previously been reported the show could bring in more than 20,000 fans, setting a new record for the highest attended edition of Dynamite in the show’s history.

Have a look at the card below.

MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

After verbal attacks by Maxwell Jacob Friedman concerning Brian Pillman Jr.’s mother, sister, and his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, Pillman Jr. will fight for honor tonight against the loudmouth MJF.

Pillman Jr.’s pregnant sister went into labor after the show to which MJF later responded:

“I Destroyed this inbred family so bad even the fetus wanted to be as far away from it as possible! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!”

This match was added to the card after Pillman Jr. and his Varsity Blondes tag team partner Griff Garrison came to the ring on the September 8 episode of Dynamite in an attempt to shut MJF up then. Instead, the two were on the receiving end of a beat down from MJF and his henchman, Wardlow. This feud is simple and sometimes that’s a good thing.

Will MJF what’s coming to him? Tune in and find out!

FTR vs. Sting & Darby Allin

Sting and Darby Allin are looking to rebound following disrespect by FTR, who wiped away the facepaint of Sting during an attack on Dynamite, which culminated with a vicious spike piledriver to “The Icon”.

The attack followed Allin’s recent victory over FTR’s Pinnacle stable-mate, Shawn Spears. Allin attempted to come to his mentor’s aide but was kept at bay by FTR’s Cash Wheeler. Spears had also wiped away Allin’s paint during their contest.

The black and white duo looks for redemption tonight. So far this pairing of Allin and Sting are undefeated, first defeating Team Taz in a cinematic match before getting the better of both Men of the Year, Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky. 2point0’s Jeff Parker and Matt Lee were the latest to fall to Allin and Sting, bringing their team record to 3-0.

FTR could be next.

Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black

AEW’s leading man is looking to stop the warpath of the as-yet-unbeaten Malakai Black.

This bout dates back to Black’s AEW debut, during which he attacked Rhodes and his manager, Arn Anderson. In response, Rhodes first faced Black on the August 4 Homecoming episode of Dynamite, a match Black won with ease and resulted in Rhodes appearing to tease retirement by leaving his wrestling boots in the ring.

Since that time Black has defeated Arn’s son Brock Anderson, Cody’s student Lee Johnson, and Cody’s brother Dustin Rhodes. The rematch between Cody and Black was later announced for this card. Cody returned last week, helping to defend his fellow Go-Big Show judge Rosario Dawson from Black, who called Dawson an enemy of The House of Black.

Black’s reign of terror could just be getting started.

CM Punk Speaks

AEW’s biggest signing in recent memory will surely be fired up tonight following an attack by Powerhouse Hobbs of Team Taz. CM Punk, who was doing Dynamite commentary prior to the attack, was nearly put through the announcers’ table by Hobbs and Taz’s son, Hook.

Coming off a successful pay-per-view match win against Darby Allin at All Out, the veteran Punk is eager to face the young guns of the promotion.

Fans of Punk know his promos are usually just what’s on his mind, so they can expect fireworks tonight before the two men duke it out on Friday at AEW Rampage: Grand Slam in Punk’s first match on AEW weekly TV.

Dr. Britt Baker, D. M.D vs. Ruby Soho

“The Runaway” Ruby Soho made an immediate impact in her AEW debut at All Out by winning the Casino Battle Royale, earning her women’s title shot against Britt Baker tonight.

The two came face-to-face on the latest edition of Rampage with Soho taking shots at Baker and referencing her relationship with new AEW signee, Adam Cole (Bay-Bay).

How this match ends could be interesting as Baker has had a strong run with the championship but this is Soho’s first major match in the company. Soho wants to prove doubters wrong tonight in her first attempt to reach the top of the divisional mountain tonight at just 2-0 in AEW and 1-0 in singles action.

Still, these two could definitely be meeting again down the road.

Bryan Danielson vs. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega (Non-Title)

New AEW signee Bryan Danielson is coming into his AEW in-ring debut with a lot of pressure on his shoulders, saying to multiple media outlets that this match feels like the biggest of his career. Danielson wants to test himself, to push his limits, to prove that even the current champion is “not on his level.”

Even though he still respects Kenny Omega and knows a lot has changed since they faced each other some ten-plus years ago.

Danielson recently told New York Post:

“I think with so many exciting people coming into AEW you can build to a CM Punk-Kenny Omega match. You can build to some of those matches, but I also think fans want to see something right away to get them super excited. To be fair, I want my first match in AEW to feel like a big deal. So there is no bigger deal than me versus Kenny Omega right now.

WrestleTalk will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam tonight and live coverage of AEW Rampage: Grand Slam on Friday night.

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2 years ago by Dane McGuire


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