AEW Title easter egg.
Prior to the premiere of AEW Dynamite on TNT, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes showed off the All Elite Wrestling Tag Team Championships alongside Tony Khan and Chris Jericho. The day after the event, Belt Fan Dan provided fans with a more detailed look at the straps.
Here is a better pic of the AEW tags. Made by RED.— Dan Beltzer (@BeltFanDan) October 3, 2019
I like the design as a 3 plate belt over 5. Supposedly nameplates for the entire roster were requested. pic.twitter.com/IWQLnSaG9T
Fans immediately noticed the cradle piledriver and sleeper hold side plates. Matt Jackson took to social media to confirm that the cradle piledriver side plate is a tribute to AEW coach and ECW legend Jerry Lynn.
Holy crap! Someone mentioned it but I wasn’t sure. I’m so flattered! Thank you guys!!! https://t.co/gwftSb3m85— Jerry Lynn (@itsjerrylynn) October 7, 2019
No word on if the sleeper hold side plate pays tribute to anyone.
The AEW Tag Team Title tournament kicks off this Wednesday, Oct. 9, when The Young Bucks face Private Party. The first-ever AEW Tag Team Champions will be crowned on the Oct. 30 episode of AEW Dynamite when the AEW Tag Team Title Tournament concludes. You can find complete details on the AEW Tag Team Title Tournament by clicking here.