AEW Announces TNT Championship; Tournament Begins Next Week

Another championship enters the AEW fray....

All Elite Wrestling announced on Monday that they are introducing a new secondary title, the TNT Championship. The first champion will be determined in an eight-man tournament that begins on Wednesday, April 8.

The first four entrants in the tournament will be announced on Tuesday night's episode of AEW Dark, while the four others will be announced on Wednesday night's Dynamite. 

The tournament final is scheduled for AEW Double or Nothing in Las Vegas on May 23, which, as of now, has not been postponed.

“It’s been a privilege working with Kevin Reilly and TNT to bring fans the best live wrestling show week after week on AEW: DYNAMITE, especially during these tumultuous times,” said Tony Khan, president and CEO of AEW, in the press release. 

“I’m glad we’re now able to announce the TNT CHAMPIONSHIP. The first ever titleholder will be determined by an unforgettable tournament that fans will not want to miss, and that our wrestlers will be desperate to win. I’m excited for the announcement of the full bracket live on Dynamite this week. And, it’s only fitting that the champion and the title belt will carry the logo of the globally-respected TNT brand, and that they’ll represent not only AEW but also the great quality programming, massive reach, and storied history in the wrestling business that are all associated with TNT.”

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