AEW interim World Champion Jon Moxley will have a fight on his hands this Friday as he faces Mance Warner on a live edition of Rampage.
If Warner picks up the win, he will earn a future title shot. Warner will make his official in-ring debut on a special Thursday edition of AEW Dark: Elevation as he faces Serpentico. The match was taped prior to Dynamite Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Warner's win in the pre-show bunkhouse battle royal at the Ric Flair's Last Match pay-per-view was shown before the announcement was made.
It won't be the only debut as new women's coach Madison Rayne will see her first action for AEW. Rayne's addition to the company was announced on Wednesday along with some promotions in the talent relations department.
AEW Tag Team Champions Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland will defend the titles against Tony Nese and former ROH Pure Champion Josh Woods in a street fight.
As Strickland defeated Nese & "Smart" Mark Sterling in a handicap match last week, Woods was shown in the back standing over an injured Lee. Woods has worked several Dark matches and Friday will mark his first in-ring appearance on AEW TV.
Friday's show will be a rare live Rampage in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as they also tape Battle of the Belts III afterward.
Here's the current lineup:
- Jon Moxley vs. Mance Warner AEW World title eliminator match
- AEW Tag Team Champions Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland defend against Tony Nese & Josh Woods in a street fight
- Madison Rayne in action