Title Change Closes Out First AEW Dynamite Of 2023

3 months ago by Connel Rumsey

Title Change Closes Out First AEW Dynamite Of 2023 AEW

A title change closed out the first AEW Dynamite show of 2023 tonight (January 4) in Seattle.

The main event saw the King of Television and current AEW TNT and ROH Television Champion Samoa Joe put the TNT title on the line against Darby Allin.

This match came after Samoa Joe defeated Wardlow for the title to close out last week’s New Year’s Smash episode of Dynamite, with Darby coming out to fight off Joe.

The main event of tonight’s show saw hometown hero Darby Allin defeat Samoa Joe to capture his second TNT Championship in the company.

Joe won the title from Wardlow back at Full Gear in a three-way also featuring Powerhouse Hobbs.

Darby Allin’s first TNT Championship run came when he defeated Cody Rhodes for the title at Full Gear in 2020.

Sting came out to end the show to celebrate with Darby.

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