Yesterday Wardlow, current TNT champion of All Elite Wrestling, announced on Twitter his open challenge for anyone who had the courage to come forward to challenge him in a match with his title at stake in the next episode of AEW Dynamite which will also be an anniversary episode for the company.
The former associate of MJF in fact wrote: “I challenge anyone to challenge me for the TNT title this Wednesday on the anniversary of the show. Someone vaguely close to being on my level. Just introduce yourself, I'll wait for @TonyKhan @AEW #AEWDynamite #IDareYou." The good news, or bad news, depends on how Wardlow sees it, is that Tony Khan was not long in coming and immediately communicated his challenger for the evening: Brian Cage.
The wrestler has struggled little in AEW lately, so that's a nice surprise. The CEO wrote on Twitter: “This Wednesday, October 5th, Wednesday night on #AEWDynamite, the show's third anniversary. TNT Championship Open Challenge: #MrMayhem @RealWardlow vs #TheMachine @briancagegmsi."
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Then, in the October 5 episode of AEW Dynamite, Cage will play his first single match on television since losing to Ricky Starks on AEW Rampage: Grand Slam on October 8, 2021.
He recently returned to AEW when he competed in the Grand Slam Golden Ticket Battle Royal on AEW Rampage: Grand Slam. He also wrestled in the October 3 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation. Here we leave you the card of the evening that we will tell you in our usual Thursday report, also reminding you that it will last a little longer than usual precisely because it is the anniversary: TNT Championship: Wardlow (c) vs Brian Cage MJF vs Wheeler Yuta RUSH vs Hangman Page Darby Allin vs Jay Lethal Daniel Garcia & Bryan Danielson vs Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara National Scissoring Day: celebration of the Acclaimed as champions Luchasaurus will fight (no further information on this is available).
Wardlow recently opened up about his WWE tryout and how it panned out. He said that he luckily stayed laser-focused and felt grateful after the emergence of All Elite Wrestling: "I aced that tryout [WWE]. I mean, with flying colors, and they didn't want me.
So for the first time in my life, I went, Oh, well, maybe this isn't gonna happen," Wardlow said... "You know, fortunately, I stuck with it, and I was determined to make it happen one way or another, and I thank god every day that AEW came about."