On Monday’s release of ‘Road to Dynamite’, AEW announced a tournament will begin next week for its new TNT Championship.
The eight-man single-elimination tournament will begin on Wednesday, April 8th and the finals are being advertised for Double or Nothing on Saturday, May 23rd.
The first half of the bracket will be revealed Tuesday night on AEW and the second half on this week’s edition of Dynamite.
It will be the fourth championship in the promotion joining the AEW title, the AEW women’s championship, and the AEW tag titles.
AEW President Tony Khan gave the following statement in the press release to announce the championship and tournament:
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. 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.