AEW continues to expand, adding another weekly show and preparing for their annual All Out pay-per-view.
Friday, August 13th is the debut of AEW’s newest show Rampage. The show will be one hour, starting at 10 pm EST. AEW has stacked the first episode (airing live from Pittsburgh) with three title matches. The card is as follows for the first-ever Rampage:
- Kenny Omega (c) vs Christian Cage – Impact World Championship
- Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs Red Velvet – AEW Women’s Championship
- Miro (c) vs Fuego del Sol – AEW TNT Championship
More anticipation is building for the second-ever Rampage, taking place in Chicago. Rumors are running rampant that CM Punk will debut in his hometown for AEW. He has been rumored to AEW for a while now, and he’s played coy with the rumors. While doing press for the Starz show Heels, Punk avoided answering directly about if he’d make it to Rampage (h/t WrestlingInc).
“Um, when was that? Let me look at my calendar,” Punk responded. “When did you say it was, the 20th? I think I actually might be ding a screening, this isn’t confirmed yet so I probably shouldn’t blast this out everywhere, but we’re talking about doing a screening of episode 3 of ‘Heels’ at an AMC [theater] in Chicago, and that’s one of the dates that has been proposed. So, um, hope to see everybody there.”
If Punk does debut in Chicago, it will easily be one of the biggest moments in AEW’s history. The other option for his debut could be at All Out. They could prefer to debut Punk before having his first match in over seven years at the pay-per-view. All Out takes place September 5th, and the card is being rounded out. As of now, three matches are on the card. The card looks like this:
- Kenny Omega (c) vs Christian Cage – AEW World Championship
- Pac vs Andrade el Idolo
- Women’s Casino Battle Royale for a future AEW Women’s Championship match
Two exciting shows coming up for AEW. Which one are you most excited about?