AEW announces inaugural TNT Championship Tournament
March 31, 2020
AEW has announced its first-ever TNT Championship, a high-stakes, eight-man tournament which kicks off on April 8th on the weekly AEW: Dynamite show on TNT. The single-elimination tournament will feature the biggest names in AEW all vying for the inaugural TNT Championship belt. Wrestlers in the first half of the tournament bracket will be revealed on March 31st on AEW’s YouTube show, AEW Dark.
The second half of the bracket will be announced on April 1st during the live AEW: Dynamite show on TNT. The TNT Championship will culminate with an epic final match at Double or Nothing, AEW’s highly anticipated PPV event on May 23rd in Las Vegas.
“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. “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.”