Now two rival promotions going at each other is not a new sight, but when it is about WWE and AEW, things are different.
Both companies would be locking horns tonight with two major PPV’s happening; The Great American Bash at WWE NXT and Fyter Fest at AEW.
WWE held the fort strong for over a decade. They eliminated all major competitions and stood strong till 2019 came about.
AEW busted onto the scene and became direct rivals to the company.
WWE goes against AEW
Two most-anticipated events are colliding with each other on the same night. Furthermore, both PPVs will be a two-day event airing on July 1 and July 8.
AEW was the first to announce the PPV, but WWE surprised fans by bringing back a PPV that has been non-existent over the past years.
NXT has many matches lined up, but it looks like AEW will take home the win. The star studded line up that AEW will host is hard to beat.
Major matches for the night
AEW Fyter Fest
- Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus vs. MJF & Wardlow
- Private Party vs. Santana & Ortiz
- AEW Women’s World Championship – Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Penelope Ford
- TNT Championship – Cody (c) vs. Jake Hager
- AEW World Tag Team Championship – Kenny Omega & Hangman Page (c) vs. Best Friends
NXT The Great American Bash
- Io Shirai vs. Sasha Banks
- Strap Match: Dexter Lumis vs. Roderick Strong
- Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Elimination Match: Mia Yim vs. Tegan Nox vs. Candice LeRae vs. Dakota Kai
- Handicap Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Aliyah & Robert Stone – Ripley will join the Robert Stone Brand if she loses.
- Timothy Thatcher vs. Oney Lorcan
Cody Rhodes is upset
Dusty Rhodes is the original creator of the Great American Bash. His son Cody, who is the AEW Executive Vice President was vocal about WWE taking the rights for the PPV.
In a Twitter post, Cody did comment that he holds no grudge.
😂 it’s all good friend. I appreciate the sentiment. Although the event means a lot to my Sister and i, I don’t own the IP and ain’t holding much of a grudge on it.
My focus has to be on our show and talent. Making it fun, making it violent, making it memorable. https://t.co/nWWMcxABJy
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) June 25, 2020
It does look like WWE is taking a dig at AEW by having its PPV on the exact same dates. They would be looking to beat their rivals, but that seems highly unlikely.
AEW will be looking to rank ahead of WWE for its PPV.
Given the match cards and hype, it won’t be any surprise if AEW outranks The Great American Bash by a huge margin.
The two-day event features some spectacular matchups, so do tune in.