AEW made a “legitimate last-minute add” to its Title Tuesday head-to-head with NXT.
AEW and NXT are stacking their cards ahead of a head-to-head on the 10th of October. AEW has labelled the special Tuesday episode of Dynamite as “Title Tuesday” and the show will feature the first match in the company of Adam Copeland.
On the USA Network, WWE has stacked their deck with Asuka, John Cena, Paul Heyman, and even The Undertaker all advertised to appear in some form or fashion. Both shows will have an overrun and will go commercial-free for the first 30 minutes, in addition, AEW has attempted to get a jump on the competition by holding a Buy In that will air on social media and YouTube.
AEW’s Buy In match came at the last minute
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE and AEW’s head-to-head will be good for fans and noted that the idea to have a Buy In to Dynamite was a legitimate last-minute idea:
“Here’s the thing, some of it, some of it has beneficial fans, in the sense, all of it is really because, you know, they’re both going so hard trying to put on good shows. But the mentality when you’re worried so much about the opposition, it’s usually not a good thing in the long term.
“You really should be worried about yourself, but I mean, I understand, it’s kind of like this big thing and everything. And then AEW added and this is like a legitimate last-minute add. It’s not like this was planned a week ago or anything. This was a last-minute add, they’re gonna have Eddie Kingston defend the New Japan Strong, and the ROH World title against Minoru Suzuki, on Twitter, on Facebook at 7:30.
“So they will have – they will be on first, which is in theory an edge, but it’s really, I don’t think it’s that much of an edge. Because we’ve seen this before. I mean they’ll have 100,000 people watching that maybe more, but you know, somewhere in that range, because we saw that when they did Bryan Danielson and Minoru Suzuki and so it’s something. And what the hell we’re getting a great match that was not planned.”
In addition to Eddie Kingston defending both his titles against Minoru Suzuki, Dynamite will see Saraya put the AEW Women’s Title on the line against Hikaru Shida while Jon Moxley challenges Rey Fenix for the International Championship.
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