Cody Rhodes just won the TNT Championship and he’ll already find out who his first challenger is this Wednesday.
All Elite Wrestling has confirmed a number one contender’s battle royal will take place on Dynamite this week, with the winner getting a shot at Rhodes’ title. No participants have been announced for the match at this time.
Wednesday’s show might also see the final version of the TNT Championship design, as the one presented by Mike Tyson at Double Or Nothing was not the completed title. Cody spoke about the title being delayed during the AEW Double or Nothing post-show media scrum and talked about what made it so special.
“Well the part that is the most special is the mansion. It’s Ted’s. If you have driven by Techwood and saw the studios, it has Sam Linsky and Bret and Kevin Riley and all of these wonderful individuals who have believed in us and have given us this new home. The guy hand-painted it.”
When talking about the actual design of the title, Cody said, “I know Tony has already told you all this already so it’s not breaking news but this isn’t even the final belt. The actual silver-plated title which has the shine finish and the extra details, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we don’t have it here. We will have it, maybe as soon as this week’s Dynamite.”
Cody also said he thinks it is the coolest thing he has ever seen, and had thoughts about perhaps keeping the one he was presented instead of the final one.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 25, 2020