In an interview with PWInsider, AEW President Tony Khan revealed that he will make a ‘huge announcement’ on tonight’s edition of Dynamite.
Notable matches previously announced for tonight’s show include the Casino Ladder Match, and Bobby Fish challenging for Sammy Guevara’s TNT Championship.
When asked about the decision to return to the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia for the anniversary episode of AEW Dynamite, Khan said:
It’s been very important. It’s great to go back there. We had the third episode ever of Dynamite there two years ago, and it was a very, very special card. There was a great tag match that I felt really strong about that I loved. John Moxley and PAC versus Kenny and Hangman, the first ever Kenny and Hangman tag match and it did a big number. We also had a great main event, Chris Jericho versus Darby Allin in a Philly street fight for the world title.
“And it was one of the several matches that really put Darby on the map as a big star and I’ve always really loved that show. It was really special to go to Philly for me. And I’ve been wanting to come back and do this show there for a long time. This show’s been rescheduled and postponed because of the pandemic, and I do think for the fans now, it’s going to work out because they’re going to get one of the best cards we’ve ever put together.
“So, there’s a lot of great wrestling and I’m going to have some fun announcements, and it’s going to be a really special show. And I can tell you right now, I have one huge announcement on the show. It is going to be a lot of fun, and it should be just a really, really good night of wrestling for Wednesday Night Dynamite, two year anniversary show.”
All but one entrant has been announced for the Casino Ladder Match. When asked if he could provide any insight on the surprise ‘Joker’ entrant, Khan said:
“I will not give you any insight into who the Joker is going to be. I will not tell you that, but I will go back to the announcement, actually, instead and tell you that it’s been something a long time coming. I’m very excited about it and proud of it, and it’ll really add a lot to the company, I think.”
Buddy Matthews (Buddy Murphy) has recently been hinting that he could debut for AEW tonight as the Joker entrant.