Ex-WWE Champ Slated for AEW Dynamite Comeback



by ATIA MUKHTAR

Ex-WWE Champ Slated for AEW Dynamite Comeback
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In an exciting turn of events for wrestling fans, former WWE Champion Rob Van Dam is set to make a much-anticipated return to AEW television. This Wednesday's episode of Dynamite will feature a high-octane match between Van Dam and Swerve Strickland, promising to be a thrilling encounter for viewers.

The wrestling community is abuzz with excitement as these two dynamic performers prepare to clash in the ring. The Dynamite card is packed with action, featuring several compelling matchups. Chris Jericho will face ROH TV Champion Kyle Fletcher in what is expected to be a gripping contest.

Additionally, “Hangman” Adam Page is set to go head-to-head with Toa Liona, while Deonna Purrazzo and Taya Valkyrie will battle it out in the women's division. Adding to the excitement, AEW Women’s World Champion “Timeless” Toni Storm will be present on commentary during the Purrazzo-Valkyrie match, providing her expert insights.

Jordynne Grace's Rumble Debut

In another major wrestling development, TNA Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace made a stunning debut in the 2024 Women’s Royal Rumble match. Grace, a prominent figure in TNA, showcased her wrestling prowess by lasting an impressive 20 minutes before being eliminated by Bianca Belair.

Her participation marked a significant crossover moment in the wrestling world. WWE's effort to bring surprise elements to the Royal Rumble was evident as they reached out to various companies, including TNA, for entrants.

Grace's appearance was smoothly coordinated, as confirmed by Fightful Select. She underwent a medical checkup and blood work earlier in the week and participated in Royal Rumble rehearsals in Florida. This collaboration between WWE and TNA is a remarkable instance of inter-promotional cooperation.

Reports from Fightful Select indicate that both TNA and Grace were cooperative and accommodating, making the arrangement seamless. Rumors of a broader WWE/TNA collaboration had been circulating, and Grace's appearance in the Royal Rumble certainly adds credibility to these speculations.

These developments in the wrestling world signify an exciting time for fans, with unexpected returns and crossover appearances adding to the dynamic landscape of professional wrestling. As these athletes prepare to showcase their talents, the anticipation and excitement among the wrestling community continue to grow.

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