Wrestling fans can say that WWE undoubtedly fired the first shot going into the Friday Night War set to occur and gaining momentum. WWE announced an extra half hour of SmackDown last week which will cut into the first half hour of Rampage which airs on TNT.

Well, Tony Khan fired back on social media soon after that announcement, stating that he and his company would be ready for war. And now this.

Khan was on WFAN’s Moose and Maggie Show, and it was during that appearance that he announced a special buy-in this Friday. The buy –in would start at 9PM and be broadcast on AEW’s YouTube channel, where Dark: Elevation already is broadcast. That would place the buy-in right in the middle of WWE’s SmackDown broadcast on Fox.

And for professional wrestling fans, the buy-in is undoubtedly sweet…perhaps sweet enough to ignore the goings on over at SmackDown. The match announced will pit Bryan Danielson “The American Dragon,” against the newly acquired Bobby Fish.

A match such as this one would pit two epic talents against one another in the ring. The action will be a technical wonder of  a match, both men well versed and well experienced enough to deliver a clinic, if not a masterpiece.

The move is a bold one by Khan, who promised that he and his company would essentially be fighting back, as we mentioned.

The Friday Night Wars have started, ladies and gentlemen. Buckle up for a ride worth remembering, folks.

The rest of Rampage for that night seems like it too should deliver. Other matches announced include:  CM Punk vs. Matt Sydal, Ruby Soho vs. The Bunny and Men of the Year and Junior dos Santos with Dan Lambert and Jorge Masvidal vs. Inner Circle (Chris Jericho, Jake Hager, and Sammy Guevara).

Domenic Marinelli

Domenic Marinelli is an author and freelance writer/journalist. His work has appeared in The Sportster, eWrestling News, Pro Wrestling News Hub, The Recipe, Babbletop, Guilty Eats, CFL News Hub, Daily DDT, as well as other print and internet publications. He is the author of Generic V, Summer of the Great White Wolf, His Old Tapes (stories & poetry), and so many others. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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