During the July 28th 2021 edition of AEW Dynamite, it was announced that the August 20th edition of AEW Rampage (The First Dance) would be taking place at the United Center in Chicago, IL. When the announcement was made, the live crowd immediately erupted into “CM Punk” chants.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
During a backstage promo immediately after the announcement, Darby Allin said that a lot of people claim to be the greatest. Allin added that AEW is the place to prove it… even if someone claims that they are the “best in the world.”
— FITE (@FiteTV) July 29, 2021
At the end of the show, MJF cut a promo and his first line was similar to the start of CM Punk’s Pipebomb promo from 2011…
CM Punk: “John Cena, while you lay there hopefully as uncomfortable as you can possibly can be, I want you to listen to me.”
MJF: “Chris, as you sit there in more pain than you’ve ever been in your entire life, I need you to listen to me.”
— Shawn (@scarson_) July 29, 2021