Madusa, also known as Alundra Blayze, appeared at the start of the show to open introduce the cup.
As well as Madusa’s appearance, there were a couple of other guests we haven’t seen show up in AEW previously until now.
One of those was well-known independent wrestler Veda Scott, who’s been a women’s tag team champion before, who was on commentary alongside Tony Schiavone throughout.
Shaul Guerrero, who’s also a former independent wrestler, and the wife of former WWE star Aiden English, was the ring announcer for the show too.
Stay tuned to WrestleTalk.com for any further news on the tournament as it progresses.