AEW Rumor Roundup: Former WWE World Champion might be coming to AEW Dynamite, CM Punk may not be wanted, ROH Star possibly signing, and more (October 02, 2019)
As AEW Dynamite is set to premiere on TNT tonight, it's going to be interesting to see how things all pan out.
Here's what to expect on the card for the debut show:
- Cody vs Sammy Guevera
- MJF vs Brandon Cutler
- Hangman Page vs PAC
- Nyla Rose vs Riho (for the AEW Women's World Championship)
- The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho and Santana and Ortiz
- Jon Moxley will make an appearance
Also Read: 5 Wrestlers who turned down AEW Contracts
In the AEW Rumor Roundup before tonight's Dynamite premiere, we take a look at CM Punk's status with the company, an alternate name for the TV show, a former WWE World Champion, as well as a former Bullet Club member who might soon arrive.
#5 AEW Dynamite was almost called AEW Revolution
Before the name of the TNT show was revealed, there was a lot of speculation going around about what the actual name would be. A couple months ago, a trademark for AEW revolution was filed. Fans began speculating that this could be the name of the show. In an interview with Ryan Satin, Cody Rhodes revealed that they tested other names, including Revolution.
"We tested other names. My favorite of the other names was Revolution, because they kept using the trailer where I was saying revolution. So it was a selfish choice and I knew it was a selfish choice. And Matt Jackson, who I love dearly, just kept saying ‘I hate it. I hate it.'”
The name was trademarked as a precaution, in case they wanted to use it down the road. Would the name had worked as a show name? Probably not, but it was a smart choice to trademark it. AEW is being marketed as the start of a wrestling revolution, giving more credence to the trademark.