Jim Ross has claimed that an upcoming AEW showdown could be the biggest in company history.
Since it’s inception in 2019, AEW has delivered a number of acclaimed and crowd-pleasing matches. From the blood-soaked encounter between CM Punk and MJF at Revolution 2022 to Hangman Adam Page finally winning the AEW World Championship at Full Gear 2021, there has been no shortage of matches that live long in the memory.
However, AEW announcer Jim Ross believes that an impending clash could top them all.
On the August 10th episode of AEW Dynamite World Champion CM Punk made his triumphant return, which ended in a tense stare down with Interim World Champion Jon Moxley. Although no date for the match has been officially set, it’s a matter of when and not if, the pair will meet in a huge unification match.
Speaking on his Grilling JR podcast, Ross claimed that the highly-anticipated match could be the biggest main event in company history.
“I knew he was in the building, I saw him briefly, earlier in the day, in the trainer’s room, getting some attention. He sure has been missed, there is no doubt about it. The crowd’s reaction would indicate the same. They are ready to see him. I still don’t know how healthy the guy is. I asked on air ‘has he been cleared to wrestle?’ Nobody knew. He will be cleared. He’s under good doctor’s care. This process has been ongoing.
He’s still in the process of healing as far as I’m concerned, until I get word that he’s 100%, I’m going to play it by ear. He’s a tough guy. Everyone wants to see him and Moxley beat the shit out of each other. You can count your bottom dollar that’s what they’re going to do. They both have that pride. It’s going to be, arguably, the biggest main event we’ve ever had considering all the ramifications going in and injuries and all these things. I’m excited about calling that match. I think it’s going to be fun as hell.”
It has also been reported that another major AEW star could soon be back in action. On the August 17th edition of Dynamite the Young Bucks will team with a mystery partner in the first round of the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament. Matt Jackson recently hinted that the Bucks partner would be former World Champion Kenny Omega.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.