Hours before this week's AEW Dynamite, company president Tony Khan took to Twitter promising something massive would be taking place during the show. At the time he wrote, "Tonight we have a great lineup for #AEWDynamite Live on TNT at 8pm ET/7pm CT! For the rest of 2020, #AEW will keep delivering great matches on Wednesday Nights + there are massive surprises ahead! Please join us on TNT tonight, the balance of power in wrestling will shift tonight."
However, many fans felt that claim of a shift in the "balance of power in wrestling" didn't quite live up to the hype. PAC made his long-awaited return at the end of the show to kick off a feud with Eddie Kingston and Cody Rhodes might be on the verge of feuding with Shaquille O'Neal (maybe?), but neither of those felt landscape-altering.
Khan released a statement to PWInsider following the show, defending the statement.
"There's more to come, Pac coming back is the beginning of a huge push for the rest of the year, as I said in my last tweet just now," Khan wrote. "Balance of power in storyline refers to Eddie [Kingston]'s strong power base as a character which could be threatened, but it also refers to the big push AEW is making for the rest of the year into and through December and into 2021."
Thank you everyone who watched #AEWDynamite tonight! It’s great to get Pac back in AEW! We’ve made some big announcements & huge matches for next week & for weeks to come into December. Tonight opened a new chapter, I promise indelible moments on Dynamite are still coming in 2020— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 12, 2020
There were some initial reports on social media about a potentially bigger surprise than PAC's return, but nothing could be verified.
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One major announcement AEW did make was booking Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega in an AEW World Championship match on the Dec. 2 of Dynamite.
DECEMBER 2nd LIVE on DYNAMITE— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 12, 2020
Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega for the AEW World Championship! pic.twitter.com/rYD3BPwPem