Adam Page or Chris Jericho will be defending the gold on October 16th.
All Elite Wrestling is moving full-speed ahead towards their debut show on TNT in Washington D.C.. After DC, the company is taking their show to Boston and Philadelphia. It has been announced via the official All Elite Wrestling Twitter account that on October 16th in Philadelphia, the first defense of the AEW World Championship will be made.
The FIRST defense of the #AEW World Championship will be made Wed, October 16th at the @LiacourasCenter when @AEWonTNT broadcasts LIVE from Philadelphia! Tix go on sale this Fri, Aug 16th at Noon ET / 9am PT - https://t.co/mxiUPGTZnl pic.twitter.com/hjRvPFGPKV— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) August 14, 2019
At All Out on August 31st, Chris Jericho and "Hangman" Adam Page will compete for the vacant AEW World Championship and head into that October 16th date to defend the top prize of AEW's men's division.
Fightful will have a presence in Illinois during All Out weekend and Fightful also had a presence in Toronto for SummerSlam weekend. Head over to the Fightful Pro Wrestling YouTube channel for exclusive interviews with the likes of Kofi Kingston, Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus.