AEW President Tony Khan thinks he knows exactly what fans are expecting at AEW Rampage: The First Dance when the company takes over Chicago on the 20th of August.
The First Dance will be AEW’s second-ever episode of Rampage and was the hottest ticket in town when it was announced for Chicago’s United Center. The show itself sold out in minutes after tickets went on general sale with many fans surely expecting a hometown hero to make his long-awaited return to wrestling.
CM Punk is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment in the wrestling world as speculation has mounted over the last several weeks that the former WWE Champion is set to debut in AEW.
“Furthermore, we’ll hear a little bit more about what’s coming on Rampage. It’s going to be a huge card, and tonight we’ll establish more of what’s coming on the premiere of Rampage. Of course, I think everyone knows what to expect on the second episode of Rampage, which is titled ‘The First Dance.’ And I expect the anticipation will continue to build.”
However CM Punk has sprinkled a little bit of cold water over a potential appearance, saying that he might have a prior engagement that night.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 12, 2021
The premiere episode of AEW Rampage will air on Friday the 13th of August and the company is going all out for a huge opening show. Several big matches were made official on last night’s AEW Dynamite episode. In the first-ever Rampage match, Christian Cage will challenge Kenny Omega for the IMPACT World Championship just a few short weeks before he is due to challenge Omega for the AEW Title at All Out.
Miro will defend his TNT Championship against the master of the tornado DDT, Fuego Del Sol. The stakes are high for the luchador as if he can defeat the undefeated Miro, not only will he win the title, he’ll win an AEW contract as well.
In the first-ever Rampage main event hometown hero, Dr. Britt Baker DMD puts her AEW Women’s World Championship on the line in Pittsburgh against Red Velvet.