All Elite Wrestling makes its debut in “The Big Apple” New York at Arthur Ashe Stadium for its spectacular Grand Slam week. We will see four hours of wrestling action across two shows in the city that never sleeps, filled with pay-per-view caliber matches on free TV only on TNT. AEW remains a rising juggernaut in the wrestling industry and they’re going to amp up the intensity even more in New York in front of their largest crowd to date. As previously mentioned, four glorious hours of All Elite action this week and starts with the latest edition of AEW’s flagship show AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam.
“The Best In The World” will speak his mind on his upcoming first television match in over seven years. “The American Nightmare” battles the patriarch of “The House of Black” in what’s sure to be a relentless war. The AEW Women’s World Championship will be on the line as “The Doctor” defends against “The Runaway”. Last but certainly not least, The dream match to end all dream matches as “The American Dragon” wants to settle, once and for all, who truly is the best wrestler walking the planet today as he fights “The Best Bout Machine” and AEW World Champion in a match many fans thought would never happen. There is a lot more in store for this Wednesday night and we’re just scratching the surface of an otherwise packed night of excitement. Without further delay, let’s get on with it. Time for some Dynamite! Let’s run it down.
Full AEW Dynamite Grand Slam Special Card:
- CM Punk Live Interview 48 Hours Before His First TV Match In over 7 Years
- MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
- FTR (w/Tully Blanchard) vs. Sting & Darby Allin
- Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black
- AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) (w/Rebel) vs. Ruby Soho
- AEW World Champion Kenny Omega (w/Don Callis) vs. Bryan Danielson
Good vs. Evil
Malakai Black has been truly unstoppable since making his AEW debut back at Road Rager. Literally, on his first night in the company, he already made a huge impact. He dispatched not only a legend in Arn Anderson but also “The Prince of Pro Wrestling” Cody Rhodes. Black wasn’t there just to make a point. But also, he was there to disseminate an everlasting message. He does not care whether you’re at the top or the bottom of the food chain if he wants you gone he will make it happen. And, that he did.
Starting with the destruction of Cody Rhodes himself that made “The American Nightmare” question if he even has the right to compete in the ring anymore. Then, Malakai set his sights on The Nightmare Family and he has not gone back on his promise to obliterate them one by one. Whether you were part of the family or just around in and around it, you had a target on your back. Ask the likes of Brock Anderson, Lee Johnson, and, “The Natural” Dustin Rhodes. Black does not spare anyone in his quest for domination.
Fortunately, Cody Rhodes has seen the light and made his triumphant return on last week’s edition of Dynamite. Fueled by revenge, Rhodes made a beeline for Black, with a little help from Rosario Dawson, and they started to beat the ever-living daylights out of each other and spilled into the crowd. The animosity between these two has reached its tipping point and Arthur Ashe Stadium will be the battleground in which these two warriors finally settle the score. This will most definitely not be your standard technical wrestling match. Expect nothing less than a brawl from end to end once the bell rings. Will Malakai Black’s dark reign continue or will Cody Rhodes end the nightmare once and for all?
“The American Dragon” Takes On “The Best Bout Machine”
What does it truly mean to be the best? That is a loaded question in the world of professional wrestling. Competitors have come and gone over the years claiming their superiority over others. Some of them were the real deal but most of them were just pretenders. These two competitors have made a name for themselves by being two of the most highly skilled and decorated competitors the industry has ever seen over the past 10 years.
Bryan Danielson is a multiple-time world champion having featured in the main event of some of the biggest shows in wrestling over his storied career. Even starting out, Danielson was already ahead of the curb. He carved out a path many of the best wrestlers of today followed on their way to superstardom. And, as far as skill goes, Bryan could tie you into a pretzel one moment then the next just brutally kick your head off as your unconscious body hits the canvas. He might be a “Jack of all Trades” and a master of all. He’s that damn good. But, his opponent is no slouch either.
When you’re called “The God of Pro Wrestling” then you must be doing something right. Also, a multiple-time world champion and, just this year, held three world championships simultaneously Kenny Omega is considered by many as the best wrestler walking the face of the earth today. Many could argue he isn’t and that would be fair. With that being said, you can’t really disregard his achievements either. Aside from world championships left and right, Omega has achieved feats such as having matches that were rated as high as 6 or 7 stars out of five. The man’s work literally broke the scale. And, now he is the reigning and defending AEW World Champion for one of the fastest rising companies wrestling has ever seen. Love him or hate him you have got to respect him.
These two men are quite alike but also vastly different in many ways. But, this Wednesday night they share a common goal that only one of them could achieve. To be called the best professional wrestler alive today. It’s the dream match Kenny Omega versus Bryan Danielson something has got to give! So, don’t you dare miss it!
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