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SmackDown vs. AEW Rampage. New Match Added To Buy In.

October 15th, 2021

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WWE’s main roster goes head-to-head against an AEW broadcast for the first time Friday night.

A special Supersized SmackDown will air from 8-10:30PM Eastern on FS1 - NOT Fox, due to baseball coverage.

The final 30 minutes of SmackDown will air commercial-free opposite a LIVE episode of AEW Rampage on TNT.

AEW will also run a LIVE Buy In pre-show on its YouTube channel starting at 9PM Eastern.


AEW added a new match to the Buy In broadcast on Thursday: Tay Conti vs. Santana Garrett.

Already announced...Bryan Danielson vs. New Japan’s Minoru Suzuki...and Bobby Fish vs. Lee Moriarty.

Rampage goes live on TNT at 10PM Eastern…

The Inner Circle’s Chris Jericho, Jake Hager & TNT Champion Sammy Guevara vs. Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky & former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos.

Plus, CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal...and Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny.

This week’s episode of Dynamite is on TNT Saturday night…

The Lucha Brothers defend their AAA Tag Team Titles against “a masked tag team known only to be close friends of Andrade El Idolo”.

Also announced, Bryan Danielson vs. Bobby Fish…

Malakai Black vs. Dante Martin...

Plus, the bracket for the AEW World Title Eliminator Tournament will be announced. The tournament final will happen at Full Gear.


Getting back to Friday night’s Supersized SmackDown on FS1...

WWE is promoting the return of Brock Lesnar.

SmackDown Women’s Champ Becky Lynch has a non-title match against Sasha Banks…

There will be two tournament semifinals: Finn Balor vs. Sami Zayn in the King Of The Ring...and Carmella vs. Zelina Vega in the Queen’s Crown.

Plus, Sonya Deville wrestles her first match in over a year...as she faces Naomi. Deville’s last match was at LAST year’s SummerSlam.

On Thursday’s NXT UK…

Ilja Dragunov beat A-Kid to retain his UK Championship.

Also, Blair Davenport pinned Stevie Turner with a Falcon Arrow...and Sha Samuels beat Flash Morgan Webster...

(STINGER: New Japan)

A funny thing happened on the way to a G1 Climax clash between an undefeated Kazuchika Okada...and an undefeated Jeff Cobb - Okada LOST!

He was pinned by Tama Tonga in Thursday’s main event. Tonga put away Okada with a Gun Stun...followed by a double-underhook piledriver.

Cobb did his part. He stayed undefeated by pinning EVIL with the Tour Of The Islands.

Still, next Wednesday’s match between Cobb and Okada will decide the winner of the B Block.

The G1 resumes on Monday with matches from the A Block.

Saturday’s New Japan Strong has...Will Ospreay vs. Karl Fredericks…

Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero vs. The West Coast Wrecking Crew…

And TJP, Clark Connors, Lio Rush & Juice Robinson vs BULLET CLUB’s Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, Chris Bey & Hikuleo.

Back in Japan...ALL JAPAN is running its Champions Night 2 show on Saturday...with Jake Lee defending the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship against Kento Miyahara.

(STINGER: Impact)

El Phantasmo is going to Bound For Glory...to compete for the X-Division Championship. He pinned Rohit Raju with the CR2 to win a 3-Way over Raju and Willie Mack on Thursday’s Impact Wrestling.

ELP advances to a 3-Way against Steve Maclin and Trey Miguel at Bound For Glory for the vacant X-Division Title.

W. Morrissey will be the 20th and final entrant in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match at Bound For Glory. He earned that spot by winning a battle royal on Thursday’s Impact. Chris Sabin was the last person eliminated so he will be the first entrant in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet.

Earlier, Sabin pinned Chris Bey with the Cradle Shock.

Heath agreed to a match at Bound For Glory where he and Rhino would face Violent By Design. But if Rhino doesn’t show up, Heath will have to go it alone.

Savannah Evans beat Lady Frost.

Knockouts Champ Deonna Purrazzo picked Evans to face Mickie James on next week’s Impact.

Also on next week’s show, FinJuice will face Bullet Club. The winner gets a shot the Good Brothers’ Impact Tag Titles at Bound For Glory.

Minoru Suzuki’s tour of American wrestling promotions will make a stop in Impact. That announcement was made during Thursday’s show.

GCW announced its launching a California-based promotion called “LA Fights”. Its first show will be held on Sunday, November 28th.

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