A new report has shed more light on plans for the AEW TNT Championship, confirmation of an intriguing title challenger.
On the latest episode of AEW Dynamite, Darby Allin retained the TNT Title against John Silver. According to a new report, Allin’s next challenger will be one of AEW’s top talents.
As per Dave Meltzer, Allin will face Matt Hardy in the next few weeks, with the championship on the line. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Meltzer noted that this teased bout is definitely on the cards.
Here is the full quote:
Alvarez: “So it looks like we’re getting Matt Hardy vs Darby Allin for the TNT Title here sometime soon.”
Meltzer: “In fact, that is in fact happening. I don’t know if it’s gonna be next week or the week after, but it is happening.”
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What makes this match interesting is the comparisons that many fans have pointed out between Allin and The Hardy Boyz. More often compared to Jeff Hardy, it will be interesting to see Allin defend his title against one of his career inspirations.
Since winning the title in November 2020, Allin has proven his worth as the face of TNT. Defeating the likes of Brian Cage, Joey Janela and Scorpio Sky, Allin has forging his own path as TNT Champion.
In his latest title defence, his opponent, John Silver, suffered a shoulder injury. You can read about the injury here.