AEW President Tony Khan has announced that AEW will present a live “Buy-In” show for this week’s AEW Rampage. It will air on AEW’s official YouTube channel at 9:00 pm ET before Rampage airs on TNT at 10:00 pm.
WWE announced that the Oct. 15 episode of Friday Night SmackDown, which has been bumped FS1, will be a “Supersized SmackDown” two-and-a-half-hour broadcast, with the final half hour airing at 10:00 pm ET against Rampage. The additional 30 minutes will feature the main event between Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks.
The special SmackDown on FS1, will also feature Brock Lesnar going face-to-face with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, King of the Ring semi-finals with Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn, and Queen’s Crown semi-finals with Zelina Vega vs. Carmella.
Bryan Danielson will be in singles action for the Buy-In against Minoru Suzuki. This match will air head-to-head with WWE SmackDown on FS1.
The news that SmackDown would be running head-to-head with a live edition of AEW Rampage prompted a fiery response from AEW president Tony Khan on Twitter:
I saw you’re doing a half hour head-to-head with us. I can’t wait to finally beat your main show head-to-head. It’s been a long time coming. See you next Friday for #AEWRampage on @AEWonTNT!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) October 9, 2021
AEW Rampage Match Card
- Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish (Buy-In Special)
- CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal
- Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny
- Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara & Jake Hager vs. Men of The Year & Junior Dos Santos with Jorge Masvidal and Dan Lambert