Tonight’s “AEW Rampage” will see The Acclaimed defend their AEW World Tag Team Championships for the first time since winning “AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam.”
Max Caster and Anthony Bowens revealed on Wednesday that they have “an open contract” to defend the titles tonight, and Private Party as well as The Butcher and The Blade have both answered the call. Although these two teams are currently working for Andrade El Idolo, there is also a lot of tension between them. They were seen arguing backstage on Wednesday, with Matt Hardy making it clear to Private Party that he’s open to working with them again if they terminate their contract with the former ‘NXT’ champion.
Elsewhere on the card, RUSH is set to enter the ring tonight for singles competition as he takes on The Dark Order’s Jon Silver, while Fuego Del Sol takes on Lee Moriarty, who now represents Stokely Hathaway faction The Firm. . FTW Champion HOOK is also set to appear as part of the show.
“AEW Dynamite” saw the first-ever women’s lumberjack match in company history, and outside the ring, Willow Nightingale and Jamie Hayter brawled, battling to the back. Tonight, the two women will have the chance to settle their differences one-on-one.
AEW CEO Tony Khan told his roster that attendance was not mandatory at the Wednesday night taping due to Hurricane Ian in Florida, leading to a limited roster available for the “Rampage” recording.