One of the undeniable highlights of AEW Double Or Nothing – the fledgeling company’s first official event back on May 25 – was the quality of the tag team matches on the card.
While WWE’s tag team ranks on both Raw and SmackDown Live are failing to capture the imagination of wrestling fans the world over, it looks like AEW are going to put a special focus on tag team action.
AEW President Tony Khan appeared on the Steve Austin Show today and revealed plans for a tag team tournament when All Elite’s weekly TV show starts in the Autumn: “We’re going to establish a great tag team division.
“When we launch our weekly television show in the fall, we’re going to be doing a tag team tournament that’s going to have some of the greatest tag team matches ever on TV. It’s going to be a main focus of our TV. There will be teams competing to get a first-round bye in that tournament, which is a big deal.”
Khan also revealed AEW will have tag team champions crowned later this year.