AEW Dynamite and Rampage: Grand Slam Predictions

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AEW Dynamite and Rampage: Grand Slam Predictions

We’re just a few days away from one of the biggest All Elite Wrestling shows ever: Grand Slam. The show will emanate from the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, and will boast an attendance of over 19,000 people. This show will shatter AEW’s previous attendance record of 15,316, which was set at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois for Rampage: The First Dance, which featured the AEW debut of CM Punk.

The run of success that the company is on right now is absolutely unprecedented, and that will continue with this week’s shows. Both Dynamite and Rampage have some of the most stacked cards in company history and due to the importance of the show, predictions must be made!

These are our predictions for this week’s Dynamite: Grand Slam and Rampage: Grand Slam.

Dynamite: Grand Slam Predictions

MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

This has been a good side feud for MJF coming off a loss to Chris Jericho at All Out. I don’t think it’s much of a secret that MJF needs to win a championship very soon, but these side feuds with up-and-comers are beneficial to both parties.

I don’t see MJF losing two matches in a row, so I think the decision is clear-cut here.

Prediction: MJF

Sting & Darby Allin vs. FTR

Aside from Omega/Danielson, this is the match I have the highest hopes for. Sting & Allin work very well as a team and haven’t had a bad match yet.

All of that aside, FTR needs this win. They need a signature win as they climb their way back to the tag team championships, and Sting/Allin is the perfect duo to be that team.

It’s been proven multiple times that Allin is bulletproof when it comes to losing, but I’d want to see Sting take the pinfall hereafter FTR hit their signature spike piledriver.

I also don’t want any Tully interference in this match. AEW has been good about toning down the interference and distractions in recent weeks, and this isn’t the match to bring back the unwanted trope.

Prediction: FTR

Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black

This could be named as the match I’m most intrigued by. It shouldn’t be a bad match by any means, but I’m curious about the direction they decide to go.

Malakai is a person I believe should take the TNT Title off of Miro, so I don’t see him needing to lose here. But I don’t know if a win benefits him either just due to the fact he already squashed him.

Cody is in an interesting position in this match as well. He hinted on Twitter about re-starting his chase for the TNT Title, but I don’t like the idea of putting Cody up against undefeated guys in back-to-back feuds.

My gut says that Cody is going to get his win back here and that they’ll have a third blow-off match down the line, hopefully with a stipulation.

Prediction: Cody Rhodes

AEW Women’s World Championship Match – Britt Baker (c) vs. Ruby Soho

The destination for this match is pretty known, unfortunately.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Soho winning the battle royale at All Out because I didn’t think she should be placed in a losing situation this early into her run.

The rumored plan calls for a Baker/Rosa rematch in early 2022, so I don’t see Baker losing the championship until at least then. Although the match will be fantastic and the build has been good, the result isn’t in doubt.

Prediction: Britt Baker retains the AEW Women’s World Championship

Kenny Omega vs. Bryan Danielson

I still haven’t wrapped my head around the fact that this match is actually happening.

Only five months ago, Danielson was in the main event of Wrestlemania and he is now wrestling Kenny Omega in the main event of the first AEW stadium show. The cliche of “wrestling is crazy in 2021” is so overplayed and overstated, but I do have to say that wrestling is indeed crazy in 2021.

I have seen a few people mention that a time-limit draw would be appropriate here, but I don’t think that’s how AEW wants to end arguably their biggest Dynamite yet. An Omega loss could contribute to the developing storyline that is the Elite’s complete downfall, but if Danielson were to win I think he’d request a title match shortly after.

I see Omega winning and Bryan being the underdog he is and working his way back to the top for an eventual title shot.

I also could see a Hangman Adam Page return shortly following the conclusion of this bout.

Prediction: Kenny Omega