Rob Van Dam Debuts On 200th Episode Of AEW Dynamite, FTW Title Match Set For Next Week

By stealing the FTW Title from HOOK, Jack Perry has awakened the ghosts of Extreme Championship Wrestling's past. First, he was confronted by Jerry Lynn, who is not cleared to compete in a wrestling match. So, on this week's "AEW Dynamite," Lynn called on an old friend.


Former ECW World Television Champion Rob Van Dam made his AEW debut, walking out to the sounds of his classic entrance theme "Walk" by Pantera, and confronted Perry on Wednesday. Perry tried to attack Van Dam with a chair but Van Dam avoided the attack and the FTW Champion escaped through the hostile crowd. Later in the show, Van Dam appeared in a backstage interview to say that he'll be facing "Jungle Jerk" on next week's "Dynamite" for the FTW Championship.

Perry has been FTW Champion since the July 19 episode of "Dynamite," when he debuted a new villainous persona, complete with a new look and a new theme song. Perry's match with Van Dam will be his first defense since winning the title.