The ROH World Title Match For The 9/9 AEW Rampage Has Been Announced

The ROH World Title Match For The 9/9 AEW Rampage Has Been Announced

Claudio Castagnoli will uphold his ROH World Championship against FTR’s Dax Harwood on AEW Rampage this Friday. The match was declared during AEW Dynamite on Wednesday as a promo package broadcasted in which Castagnoli made reference to his title as the workhorse championship that is defended all over the world. Harwood, one 1/2 of the ROH World Tag Team Champions, also spoke during the segment.

I understand that I’m not the favourite going into this match, admitted Harwood. I’m just a member of a tag team, right? But I fight every single night! I fight with all of my heart and soul for my family. If I lose the match, you will have taken money from my family’s bank account, which I cannot have! Castagnoli, was last seen in action on Sunday’s All Out pay-per-view during the Casino Ladder Match, has had three successful title defences since capturing the ROH World Championship from Jonathan Gresham at Death Before Dishonor on July 23.

These victories came over Konosuke Takeshita, Dustin Rhodes, or Ari Daivari. AEW has been using Rampage as the show to feature the ROH roster for the past month or so. On that note, Samoa Joe, who is also delegated to the ROH brand, will cut a promo following his return at All Out this Friday. Joe returned after a long absence to save FTR and Wardlow from a post-match assault by Sonjay Dutt, Satnam Singh, Jay Lethal, and The Motor City Machine Guns. Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara with first tournament match to helm a new AEW World Champion, and Serena Deeb vs. Madison Rayne have also been announced for Rampage.

Allin vs. Guevara fight

The victor of the Allin vs. Guevara fight will advance in the tournament to face Jon Moxley in a semi-final match on next week’s Dynamite. After a brief layoff due to injury, CM Punk came back to the ring on the August 24, 2022 version of AEW Dynamite, intent on reclaiming his AEW World Championship. Finally, he’d return to face interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley and try to reclaim the title he never truly lost. Unfortunately for him and all those holding out hope to see him leave the arena as the undisputed champion that night, that did not happen. 

In an unexpected turn of events, Moxley easily defeated Punk, who emerged to reinjure himself during brief battle. So, with Punk seemly out of the running for the title, who would Moxley compete against for the gold at All Out 2022? Eventually, we have a response: CM Punk. Moxley delivered a scathing promo against Punk on the August 31 episode of AEW Dynamite. He also left an open agreement in the ring, which Ace Steel accepted before retiring.

Later in the telecast, a dejected Punk entered the ring to apologise to his hometown Chicago, Illinois crowd for his damage the previous week. Steel responded by joining him between the ropes and encouraging the audience to remind Punk what he is. Steel and the fans’ motivation fired up Punk, spurring him to take to the stage and sign the agreement while taunting Moxley. All Out will be headlined by CM Punk vs. Jon Moxley in an AEW World Championship rematch. On September 4, the event will take place at Chicago’s Now Arena.


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