AEW Rampage & WWE SmackDown Going Head-To-Head Next Week, Tony Khan Fires The First Shot

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AEW President Tony Khan has taken notice of next week’s “Supersized” SmackDown event and took to Twitter to react.

As many of you know, AEW Rampage will be going head-to-head against WWE SmackDown for a brief period of time next week. This is due to SmackDown being moved to FS1 because of the MLB Playoffs airing on FOX next Friday night. WWE has announced that SmackDown will be two and a half hours long next week, meaning that the final 30 minutes of the show will air head-to-head against the first half of AEW Rampage on TNT.

Khan took to Twitter on Friday night and revealed that he “can’t wait to finally beat” WWE’s “main show head-to-head.”

Khan said,


“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!”


When a fan on Twitter replied to Tony’s tweet and told him to worry about his own show, he responded with the following,

“I already announced the #AEWRampage card for live next Friday, and it’s straight fire, chief.”

As we’ve been reporting here on eWn, AEW Rampage will be airing live from the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida next week. The following matches have been announced:


* CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal
* Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny
* Chris Jericho, Jake Hager & Sammy Guevara vs. Men of the Year & Junior Dos Santos


Due to SmackDown airing on FS1, WWE clearly knows they’ll be in for a battle next Friday night and have announced Brock Lesnar’s return and the following additional matches:

* Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
* Sonya Deville vs. Naomi
* Sami Zayn vs. Finn Balor – King of the Ring Semifinal Match
* Carmella vs. Zelina Vega – Queen’s Crown Semifinal Match

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