In a strategic maneuver to draw more eyes on the evening of Tuesday, October 10th, AEW Dynamite has expanded their programming, heating up the wrestling world's competitive landscape. With both wrestling giants, AEW and WWE, vying for maximum viewership, Tony Khan, AEW's President, has played yet another ace up his sleeve.
To give Dynamite an edge, Khan announced a gripping 30-minute pre-show, slated to start at 7:30 p.m., half an hour ahead of the usual 8 p.m. simultaneous broadcast. This bold move will see the much-revered New Japan legend, Minoru Suzuki, going toe-to-toe with Eddie Kingston.
At stake? Both the prestigious Ring of Honor World and New Japan Strong Openweight Championships. History seems to be echoing itself as Khan's current strategy harks back to a similar play from two years ago. October 2021 witnessed an overlap between Rampage and SmackDown due to a programming shuffle.
Responding with agility, Khan had then announced a Rampage pre-show that directly competed with SmackDown, featuring a marquee match between Minoru Suzuki and Bryan Danielson.
A Peek Into the AEW Dynamite Lineup
Despite AEW Dynamite's shift from its regular Wednesday slot to Tuesday, courtesy of the MLB playoffs, the intensity remains unyielding.
The "Title Tuesday" special promises a robust roster:
- Main Attractions: The Buy-In will showcase Eddie Kingston, the reigning champ, defending his titles against Minoru Suzuki. Meanwhile, Adam Copeland is set to lock horns with Luchasaurus, promising an electrifying face-off.
- Spotlight Moments: Wrestling aficionados await Christian Cage's revelation regarding his recent actions directed at Adam Copeland.
Additionally, the duel between Bryan Danielson and Swerve Strickland has high stakes: the victor will emerge as the top contender for the coveted TNT Championship.
- Championship Bouts: Saraya will defend the AEW Women’s Championship against Hikaru Shida, while Rey Fenix, the current titleholder, will battle it out with Jon Moxley for the International Championship.
- Additional Showstoppers: The evening will also witness high-octane matchups featuring Jay White vs.
Hangman Page, and Chris Jericho squaring off against Powerhouse Hobbs.