Updated Lineup for AEW Dynamite Debut on TNT on Oct. 2, News on Announce Team, Why “Dynamite” Name and More

Here’s what AEW has planned for their first Dynamite show on TNT on Wednesday, October 2 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

Cody vs. Sammy Guevara – This is expected to be the opening match on the show. It’s not known if there will be a promo before the match, but this will be the first match.

MJF vs. Brandon Cutler – A win for MJF is likely since he’s considered a future major star in the company.

Riho vs. Nyla Rose with the winner becoming the first-ever AEW Women’s Champion – They are not that well known to most wrestling fans. They have been booked strongly in their AEW careers so far this year with several big wins for each of them.

“Hangman” Adam Page vs. Pac – This was originally scheduled for the Double or Nothing pay-per-view in May. It didn’t happen due to Pac’s contractual status, so now it’s going to happen.

Jon Moxley will make an appearance. – It may just be something to further his feud with Kenny Omega since they have a match at the Full Gear pay-per-view on November 9.

The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho and Two Mystery Partners – The expectation is that the Mystery Partners will be Santana and Ortiz for the LAX tag team that was in Impact Wrestling. That hasn’t been confirmed, but they have signed with AEW. This will likely be the main event of the show.

The five matches on the show are likely all of the matches that will take place.


Some other notes on the show from this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

– The announce team will be Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross and Excalibur.

– It was reported by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer that AEW Dynamite comes from AEW President Tony Khan using the Dynamite name when he used to book pro wrestling as a kid. Clearly, Tony loves the name.

– There are a “couple of big angles” planned for the show according to Meltzer.

– There will be a six-man tag team match with So Cal Uncensored vs. Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy & Marko Stunt, which is a rematch from the All Out PPV in August. Right now, that match is not scheduled to air on television and it would just be for the fans in Washington. The match will be taped. AEW could post it on Youtube, B/R Live or something else at a later date.

– Kevin Sullivan (not the wrestler), who used to be Vice President of Production for Impact Wrestling, recently left Impact and he’s going to AEW along with his entire production crew. They have a lot of experience in producting wrestling television, so that will help the presentation of AEW’s content and the video packages that will air.

– The deal for AEW on Canadian TV is very close and they are hoping to have it officially announced before Wednesday. They have five days to get it done. TSN is where it’s expected to go, but it’s not official yet. As a Canadian, believe me I’m ready to hear the good news about it.

– As we have reported previously, FITE will air Dynamite via streaming to fans outside the United States and Canada. Their AEW+ subscription page is now available.


Here is this week’s Road to AEW on TNT episode.

I plan on reviewing the AEW Dynamite show regularly right here on TJRWrestling. If it airs on Canadian TV, that will make it easier on me. It won’t be live most weeks, but it will be posted by Thursday morning.