Dave Meltzer On Why Next AEW Dynamite Is “Really Important”

AEW Dynamite

Ahead of the special Road Rager episode of AEW Dynamite, Dave Meltzer has tipped the show to set the tone for the comping weeks.

As AEW Dynamite rolls into St Louis for Road Rager, fans already have a stacked card to look forward. With the company just days away from their super-show alongside New Japan Pro Wrestling, the show could prove to be vitally important.

Despite Forbidden Door being on the horizon, only two matches for the show have been announced. The show will be headlined by the clash between Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi for the AEW Interim World Championship, while a Four-Way Match will be held to crown the first-ever AEW All-Atlantic Champion.

Ahead of the show, Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer has emphasises the importance of the show, noting that the card for Forbidden Door will be getting put in place.

At Road Rager, Jurassic Express will defend their AEW World Tag Team Titles in a Ladder Match against the Young Bucks. It had originally been announced that the match would also feature The Hardys. However, following Jeff’s recent arrest, they were removed from all advertising regarding the match.

On June 14th it was confirmed by AEW that Jeff Hardy would be suspended without pay, and offered help and support and he begins treatment for substance abuse issues.

After this news was made official, the Ladder Match was added back onto the card, minus the former WWE stars.

The show will also see Moxley and Tanahashi meet face-to-face.

You can find the full card below.

  • AEW World Tag Team Championships – Ladder Match: Jurassic Express vs. The Young Bucks
  • Will Ospreay vs. Dax Harwood
  • Toni Storm vs. Britt Baker
  • Miro vs. Ethan Page (AEW All-Atlantic Championship Qualifying Match)
  • Chris Jericho vs. Ortiz (Hair vs. Hair)
  • Wardlow vs. The Plaintiffs (20-on-1 Handicap Elimination Match)