During AEW’s first few months, the AEW World Championship was the sole championship for singles male wrestlers to challenge for, which led to fans asking for a secondary championship for them.
Their request came to life in May 2020 at Double or Nothing when Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Archer to become the inaugural TNT Champion. Since then, the championship has been held by Mr Brodie Lee, Cody again, Darby Allin and most recently the current champion, Miro.
AEW President Tony Khan held a pre-All Out media call earlier today, where he was asked about the position of the TNT Championship as a midcard title, to which Khan rebutted, adamant that the championship was not a ‘Midcard’ championship.
“It’s not a ‘mid-card’ championship. The only people that have held the belt are Cody, Brodie Lee, may he rest in peace, Darby Allin and Miro, so I don’t consider it, I don’t book it like a ‘mid-card’ championship, I’m looking at it as a top championship that stars hold, so I will take exception (to that idea) right off the bat.”
Miro will defend said championship against Eddie Kingston this Sunday at the AEW All Out pay-per-view.
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