AEW TNT Championship

professional wrestling championship

The AEW TNT Championship is a professional wrestling championship in All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It is the men's television championship and the secondary men's championship in AEW.

AEW TNT Championship
Two-time champion Christian Cage with the current belt design used since 2021 (with wrestler-specific variations)
Details
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
Date establishedMarch 30, 2020
Current champion(s)Jack Perry
Date wonJune 30, 2024

History

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On the March 30, 2020 episode of AEW's YouTube show Road to Dynamite, the championship was officially announced.[3]

The first champion was Cody. He defeated Lance Archer in the finals of a tournament at Double or Nothing. Cody was awarded the championship by boxer Mike Tyson after his win.[4] During Cody's second reign, he was able to regain the trademark for the Rhodes name so his ring name was changed to Cody Rhodes.[5]

The original version of the TNT Championship had a red strap. The red strap version was retired on December 30, 2020 after Mr. Brodie Lee died. During the tribute show, AEW owner Tony Khan gave the red version was given to Lee's son, Brodie Lee Jr. and named him the "TNT Champion for life".[6]

Dynamite moved to TBS on January 5, 2022.[7] Even though the show moved to TBS from TNT, Cody Rhodes announced that the TNT Championship wouldn't be renamed. AEW instead announced that a new championship called the AEW TBS Championship would be created for the women.[8]

The new version was introduced on the January 6, 2021 New Year's Smash episode of Dynamite. The current version has a black strap on the championship.[9]

During Rhodes' third reign as champion, he had to be pulled from his rematch with Sammy Guevara because his family had COVID-19 and he had to quarantine. AEW president Tony Khan said that Rhodes would keep the championship but a new interim champion would be crowned at Battle of the Belts. The interim champion would then face Rhodes after he returned from quarantine to see who would become the undisputed champion.[10] Guevara defeated Cody's brother Dustin Rhodes at Battle of the Belts.[11] Rhodes would return and lose to Guevara in a ladder match at Beach Break.[12]

Right now the champion is Jack Perry, who is in his first reign. He won the vacant title by defeating Konosuke Takeshita, Mark Briscoe, Dante Martin, Lio Rush, and El Phantasmo in a ladder match at Forbidden Door on June 30, 2024; previous champion Adam Copeland was stripped of the title because of an injury.

Reigns

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Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Days
recog.
Number of days held recognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Days recog.
1 Cody May 23, 2020 Double or Nothing Jacksonville, FL 1 82 91 Defeated Lance Archer in the finals of an eight-man single-elimination tournament to become the first champion. AEW lists the end of Cody's reign on August 22, 2020, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [13][14]
2 Mr. Brodie Lee August 13, 2020 Dynamite Jacksonville, FL 1 55 46 AEW lists the start of Lee's reign on August 22, 2020, when the episode aired on tape delay. [15]
3 Cody (Rhodes) October 7, 2020 Dynamite:
Chris Jericho's 30th Anniversary Celebration
Jacksonville, FL 2 31 31 This was a Dog Collar match. During this reign, Cody's ring name was made longer to Cody Rhodes after WWE's trademark for "Cody Rhodes" ended.[5] [16]
4 Darby Allin November 7, 2020 Full Gear Jacksonville, FL 1 186 186 [17]
5 Miro May 12, 2021 Dynamite Jacksonville, FL 1 140 140 [18]
6 Sammy Guevara September 29, 2021 Dynamite Rochester, NY 1 84 87 AEW lists the end of Guevara's reign on December 25, 2021, when the following episode aired on tape delay. [19]
7 Cody Rhodes December 22, 2021 Rampage:
Holiday Bash
Greensboro, NC 3 35 32 AEW lists the start of Rhodes' reign on December 25, 2021, when the episode aired on tape delay, and ending on January 26, 2022. [20]
Sammy Guevara (Interim champion) January 8, 2022 Battle of the Belts I Charlotte, NC 18 Lineal champion Cody Rhodes was originally scheduled to defend the title against Guevara at this event, but was removed due to COVID-19-related issues. Guevara was instead scheduled to face Dustin Rhodes to determine the interim TNT Champion. [21][22]
8 Sammy Guevara January 26, 2022 Dynamite:
Beach Break
Cleveland, OH 2 42 42 Defeated lineal champion Cody Rhodes in a ladder match to determine the undisputed champion. AEW officially lists this as the start of Guevara's second reign. [23][24]
9 Scorpio Sky March 9, 2022 Dynamite Estero, FL 1 37 38 AEW lists the end of Sky's reign on April 16, 2022, when the following event aired on tape delay. [25]
10 Sammy Guevara April 15, 2022 Battle of the Belts II Garland, TX 3 12 11 AEW lists the start of Guevara's reign on April 16, 2022, when the event aired on tape delay. [26][27]
11 Scorpio Sky April 27, 2022 Dynamite Philadelphia, PA 2 70 70 This was a ladder match. [28]
12 Wardlow July 6, 2022 Dynamite Rochester, NY 1 136 136 This was a Street Fight. [29]
13 Samoa Joe November 19, 2022 Full Gear Newark, NJ 1 46 46 This was a three-way match, also involving Powerhouse Hobbs, who Joe submitted. [30]
14 Darby Allin January 4, 2023 Dynamite Seattle, WA 2 28 28 [31]
15 Samoa Joe February 1, 2023 Dynamite Dayton, OH 2 32 32 This was a No Holds Barred match. [32]
16 Wardlow March 5, 2023 Revolution San Francisco, CA 2 3 3 [33]
17 Powerhouse Hobbs March 8, 2023 Dynamite Sacramento, CA 1 42 42 This was a Falls Count Anywhere match that Hobbs won by technical knockout. [34]
18 Wardlow April 19, 2023 Dynamite Pittsburgh, PA 3 59 59 [35]
19 Luchasaurus June 17, 2023 Collision Chicago, IL 1 98 98 [36]
20 Christian Cage September 23, 2023 Collision Grand Rapids, MI 1 98 98 This was a three-way match, also involving Darby Allin. [37]
21 Adam Copeland December 30, 2023 Worlds End Uniondale, NY 1 <1 <1 This was a no disqualification match. [38]
22 Christian Cage December 30, 2023 Worlds End Uniondale, NY 2 81 81 Cage immediately used the title shot earned by his Patriarch member Killswitch earlier that night after his loss to Copeland to get a rematch. [38]
23 Adam Copeland March 20, 2024 Dynamite/Rampage Toronto, ON, Canada 2 70 70 This was an "I Quit" match, that started as the main event of Dynamite and ended at the start of Rampage, which aired back-to-back. [39]
Vacated May 29, 2024 Dynamite Los Angeles, CA AEW executive vice presidents The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson and Nicholas Jackson) stripped Adam Copeland of the title because Copeland injured his leg at Double or Nothing three days before. [40]
24 Jack Perry June 30, 2024 Forbidden Door Elmont, NY 1 20+ 20+ Defeated Mark Briscoe, Konosuke Takeshita, Dante Martin, Lio Rush, and El Phantasmo in a 6-man ladder match to win the vacant title. [41]

Combined reigns

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As of July 20, 2024.

Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
days
Combined days
recognized by AEW
1 Darby Allin 2 214
2 Wardlow 3 198
3 Christian Cage 2 179
4 Cody (Rhodes) 3 148 154
5 Miro 1 140
6 Sammy Guevara 3 138[b] 140[b]
7 Scorpio Sky 2 107 108
8 Luchasaurus 1 98
9 Samoa Joe 2 78
10 Adam Copeland 2 70
11 Mr. Brodie Lee 1 55 46
12 Powerhouse Hobbs 1 42
13 Jack Perry 1 20+

Footnotes

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  1. During his first reign and most of his second reign, his ring name was just Cody.
  2. 2.0 2.1 18-day interim championship reign is not included

References

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  1. "Christian Cage Loses TNT Title To Adam Copeland, Immediately Wins It Back At AEW Worlds End". Cultaholic. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  2. "AEW Worlds End 2023 - Official PPV Replay". Fite.tv. Retrieved December 31, 2023.
  3. "AEW introducing TNT Championship, tournament to begin on April 8". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  4. "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Cody vs. Lance Archer to become the first TNT Champion (Mike Tyson presents the belt), Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee for the AEW Championship, The Elite vs. The Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "AEW executive Cody comments on regaining the Cody Rhodes name from WWE". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
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  8. "AEW Officially Unveils AEW TBS Championship For Women's Division". Fightful. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  9. "1/13 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of New Year's Smash night two with Darby Allin vs. Brian Cage for the TNT Title, Miro vs. Chuck Taylor, FTR vs. Marko Stunt and Jungle Boy, Serena Deeb vs. Tay Conti for the NWA Women's Title, Pac vs. Eddie Kingston". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
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  12. "1/26 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of the Beach Break themed episode with Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara in a ladder match for the TNT Title, Adam Cole vs. Orange Cassidy in a Lights Out match, Chris Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz vs. Daniel Garcia and 2point0, Red Velvet vs. Leyla Hirsch". ProWrestling.net. Retrieved October 1, 2023.
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  17. Powell, Jason (November 7, 2020). "AEW Full Gear results: Powell's live review of Jon Moxley vs. Eddie Kingston in an I Quit match for the AEW Championship, FTR vs. The Young Bucks for the AEW Tag Titles, Cody vs. Darby Allin for the TNT Title, Hikaru Shida vs. Nyla Rose for the AEW Women's Title, Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page in the eliminator tournament finals". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
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  20. McGuire, Colin (December 25, 2021). "12/25 AEW Rampage results: McGuire's live review of Sammy Guevara vs. Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship, Hook vs. Bear Bronson, Leyla Hirsch vs. Kris Statlander, and Jungle Boy vs. Isiah Kassidy". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  21. All Elite Wrestling [@AEW] (January 3, 2022). "After #CodyRhodes became 3x TNT Champ vs @sammyguevara Christmas night, the Spanish God made a New Year's resolution to regain the Title. This Saturday LIVE @ 8pm ET/7pmCT on TNT at the inaugural Battle of the Belts, the rematch: TNT Champion Cody Rhodes defends vs Sammy Guevara!" (Tweet). Retrieved January 3, 2022 – via Twitter.
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  28. Powell, Jason (April 27, 2022). "4/27 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Sammy Guevara vs. Scorpio Sky in a ladder match for the TNT Title, Wardlow vs. Lance Archer, Dax Harwood vs. Cash Wheeler in an Owen Hart Cup tournament qualifier, Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb in a Philadelphia Street Fight, 10-man tag match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
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  33. Powell, Jason (March 5, 2023). "AEW Revolution results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Bryan Danielson in an Iron Man match for the AEW World Championship, Jamie Hayter vs. Saraya vs. Ruby Soho in a three-way for the AEW Women's Title, Jon Moxley vs. Hangman Page in a Texas Death match, Samoa Joe vs. Wardlow for the TNT Title, The Elite vs. House of Black for the AEW Trios Titles". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  34. Powell, Jason (March 8, 2023). "3/8 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Wardlow vs. Powerhouse Hobbs for the TNT Title, Orange Cassidy vs. Jay Lethal for the AEW All-Atlantic Title, Chris Jericho, Daniel Garcia, and Sammy Guevara vs. AR Fox and Top Flight, Ruby Soho vs. Skye Blue, Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli vs. John Silver and Alex Reynolds". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 9, 2023.
  35. Powell, Jason (April 19, 2023). "4/19 AEW Dynamite results: Powell's live review of Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Wardlow for the TNT Title, Jamie Hayter and Britt Baker vs. Ruby Soho and Toni Storm, Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, and Daddy Ass vs. Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, and Jake Hager, Jay White vs. Komander". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved April 19, 2023.
  36. Powell, Jason (June 17, 2023). "AEW Collision results (6/17): Powell's live review of CM Punk and FTR vs. Samoa Joe, Jay White, and Juice Robinson, Wardlow vs. Luchasaurus for the TNT Title, Toni Storm and Ruby Soho vs. Willow Nightingale and Skye Blue, Andrade El Idolo vs. Buddy Matthews, Miro in action". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 17, 2023.
  37. Powell, Jason (September 23, 2023). "AEW Collision results (9/23): Powell's live review of Bryan Danielson vs. Ricky Starks in a Texas Death Match, Luchasaurus vs. Darby Allin vs. Christian Cage for the TNT Title, Andrade vs. Jay White". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved September 23, 2023.
  38. 38.0 38.1 Powell, Jason (December 30, 2023). "AEW Worlds End results: Powell's live review of MJF vs. Samoa Joe for the AEW World Championship, Eddie Kingston vs. Jon Moxley to become the first AEW Triple Crown Champion". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved December 30, 2023.
  39. Powell, Jason (March 20, 2024). "AEW Dynamite results (3/20): Powell's live review of Christian Cage vs. Adam Copeland in an I Quit match for the TNT Title, Eddie Kingston vs. Kazuchika Okada for the Continental Title, Hook vs. Chris Jericho". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  40. Quiles Jr., Fernando (May 29, 2024). "Adam Copeland Stripped of TNT Championship on AEW Dynamite by The Young Bucks". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 29, 2024.
  41. Powell, Jason (June 30, 2024). "AEW Forbidden Door results: Powell's live review of Swerve Strickland vs. Will Ospreay for the AEW World Championship, Jon Moxley vs. Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved June 30, 2024.

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