As part of his quest to face MJF, CM Punk will next need to go through Shawn Spears on next Wednesday's AEW Dynamite.
Punk defeated Wardlow Wednesday and MJF later came out to cut a fiery promo where he said The Pinnacle faction member was next in line for Punk.
Wednesday's show will also feature the real life couple of Adam Cole and AEW Women's Champion Britt Baker taking on Orange Cassidy and Kris Statlander in the latest chapter in the feud between their respective factions. Cole and Baker left the duo laying after the opening segment on Dynamite.
Based off an angle Wednesday, Sting and Darby Allin will return to action as they face top contenders The Acclaimed. The latter have been calling out Allin and Sting as of late, including in their pre-match rap before defeating Bear Country Wednesday which drew out Sting and Allin afterward.
TNT Champion Cody Rhodes will also return next week after missing his title defense against Sammy Guevara at last Saturday's Battle of the Belts due to not being medically cleared.
Here's the lineup that was announced for their return to Washington, DC.:
- CM Punk vs. Shawn Spears
- Adam Cole and AEW Women's Champion Britt Baker vs. Kris Statlander and Orange Cassidy
- The return of TNT Champion Cody Rhodes
- Serena Deeb vs. Skye Blue
- Sting and Darby Allin vs. The Acclaimed