AEW Announces TNT Championship, Tournament To Begin On April 8

AEW will be introducing the TNT Championship with an eight-man tournament to begin on April 8. 

The first half of the bracket will be revealed during Tuesday's AEW Dark with the second half of the bracket to be revealed on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite. The first-ever TNT Champion will be crowned at AEW Double or Nothing on May 23. 

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From AEW:

AEW Announces Inaugural “TNT CHAMPIONSHIP” Tournament Beginning April 8 on AEW: DYNAMITE

 -- Eight-Man, Single-Elimination Tournament Culminates with Final Match at DOUBLE OR NOTHING in Las Vegas --

March 30, 2020 – AEW announced its first-ever “TNT CHAMPIONSHIP,” a high-stakes, eight-man tournament which kicks off on Wednesday, April 8, 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 this Tuesday, March 31, on AEW’s YouTube show, AEW DARK. The second half of the bracket will be announced this Wednesday, April 1, during the live AEW: DYNAMITE show on TNT.

“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.”

Fightful will have full, live coverage of both AEW Dark and AEW Dynamite this week.  

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