Action Bronson Details How AEW Grand Slam Match Came About


Action Bronson is just days away from making his in-ring AEW debut.

Rapper-turned apparent professional wrestler, Action Bronson will be teaming up with FTW Champion, HOOK to take on Jericho Appreciation Society’s Matt Menard and Angelo Parker, this Friday at AEW Rampage: Grand Slam.

Bronson recently appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and explained how the aforementioned match came together:

“They had the idea for me to walk him down to the ring. Then, I started training a little bit and they saw my athleticism and prowess.”

The ‘Baby Blue’ artist delved a bit into his training at Pat Buck’s Create A Pro dojo, but mentioned that he actually has it built into his AEW deal that he won’t be taking many, if any bumps during his match:

“Create A Pro, I like to give them a plug because they showed a lot of love. It is a school, but it’s a dojo (run by Pat Buck). Taz got everything hooked up. Just started fucking around, teaching me shit. Nine-ten weeks ago and things started moving from there. I just practice offense. F**k that, I don’t fall, I have it in the contract. I don’t fall. Taking bumps is serious, it’s not an easy thing. I’ve worked different styles and this is one of the toughest. I love it [running the ropes]. It’s intense, makes me feel good. You have to hit them right, no doubt about it.”

The updated card for AEW Rampage: Grand Slam can be found below:

  • Jade Cargill (C) vs. Diamante — TBS Championship
  • Golden Ticket Battle Royale — Winner Receives AEW World Championship Match
  • Eddie Kingston vs. Sammy Guevara
  • Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Ricky Starks
  • Rey Fenix vs. Jungle Boy
  • Action Bronson & HOOK vs. Matt Menard & Angelo Parker
  • Sting & Darby Allin vs. Brody King & Buddy Matthews
  • Wardlow & Samoa Joe vs. Tony Nese & Josh Woods

This week’s AEW Dynamite and Rampage, which both will be taking place at the famous Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, are projected to be the biggest non-pay-per-view shows in AEW history, according to company President and CEO, Tony Khan.

(h/t to Fightful for the transcriptions)