It was announced just yesterday that Madison Rayne would become a coach to the women’s division for AEW. From that, it was confirmed on Dynamite that she would make her debut this Friday on Rampage. On a special episode of Dark: Elevation episode on Thursday, Aug 4. we now know her opponent will be Leila Grey.
Leila Grey has become a bigger name recently in AEW as she has been brought into the Baddies of TBS Champion Jade Cargill. Cargill along with Stokely Hathaway confronted Rayne while she was on commentary for Elevation. Rayne confirms that she has come to AEW not just to be a coach but to also be an in-ring competitor. She stepped up to Cargill wanting her as her first AEW opponent but it was agreed upon that she would get Grey first. The match takes place live this Friday, Aug. 5 on Rampage.
This was a shorter episode of Elevation, however, the opening bout had Hikaru Shida taking on Emi Sakura. Shida picked up the victory. You can watch the match and the Madison/Cargill segment below.