On March 30, AEW announced the AEW TNT Title, a new singles championship coming to the company.
The first-ever AEW TNT Champion will be crowned through an eight-man tournament, which began on April 8 with Cody defeating Shawn Spears in a first-round matchup.
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Cody discussed how the championship came about.
"The thing about the TNT Title tournament that excites me the most is that it came in a joint effort from AEW and TNT. This is something that TNT has been really great, Warner Media has been really great about insight on the show and the research on what they're seeing. They've been a wonderful partner. This is something they were interested in doing and it went in line with what we were interested in doing, having a new premium championship on the show. For us to be able to share in their likeness and to slap the TNT logo on something of pride and signifying the partnership we have over the next several years is really wonderful to have that synergy between TNT and AEW. I know, because of all the guys in the tournament, got a brief glimpse of the belt itself and it's a special looking championship. I've always wanted to be in a title tournament like this and it's a wrestler's dream," he said.
The first-ever AEW TNT Champion is scheduled to be crowned at AEW Double or Nothing. Other participants in the tournament include Darby Allin, Sammy Guevara, Lance Archer, and Dustin Rhodes.
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