Delivered to the Forbidden Door archives, PPV in collaboration with New Japan Pro Wrestling which gave great surprises (including the debut of a former WWE), AEW is preparing to look to the future: the second edition of Grand Slam, a special episode of Dynamite broadcast live from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.
The appointment is set for Wednesday 21 September! The segments of Rampage will also be recorded on the same evening. Tickets, as announced in the past few hours, will go on sale on 22 July. At the moment no match has been announced yet, but the card will undoubtedly be defined in the coming weeks.
AEW continues to expand
Former WWE Divas Champion Paige would be a big addition to AEW, per Hall of Famer Booker T. The inaugural episode of the Grand Slam, held last year, opened with a fantastic match between Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega, which ended in a draw after a 30-minute battle.
Over 20,000 fans attended the show, setting a great record for the show. We do not know, however, if this year there will be MJF, who literally disappeared after the pipebomb against Tony Khan and the entire Company. The Long Island wrestler has been removed from any AEW advertising material, from the official page of the roster, remains silent on social media and no one really knows his status.
There were rumors that Maxwell was thinking of a career in Hollywood, following in the footsteps of The Rock and John Cena, but even then it is only speculation. A return with great fanfare in a setting of prestige like the Grand Slam, being a native of Long Island, would be perfect to make people talk about himself again.
There shouldn't be CM Punk instead, still in the pits due to an injury reported in the post-Double or Nothing. In any case, the Chicago wrestler remains the champion of the Company and, as soon as he has the medical ok to return, he will clash with Jon Moxley, who became interim AEW World Champion right at Forbidden Door after defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in a bloody main event.
The six-time world champion gave an affirmative answer. He would like to see Paige in AEW as she is a bonafide star who can make a difference in the promotion. "Yeah, I would [advise Paige to join AEW], I would love to see Paige on a big stage.
If she's not going to be in WWE, definitely, I could see Paige doing some really, really good stuff there [in AEW]... People made my comment about Sasha big news just because I don't look at Sasha the way I look at Paige."