TNT Championship to be defended on 1/4 Dynamite

Dec 29, 2022 - by Staff

AEW President, CEO, General Manager & Head of Creative Tony Khan took to Twitter today to announce Darby Allin vs. AEW TNT Champion Samoa Joe for the January 4 Dynamite, with the title on the line. Khan noted that Allin and Sting will address the match during the taped New Year’s Smash edition of AEW Rampage tomorrow night.

Khan’s announcement comes after Joe retained the AEW TNT Title over Wardlow on last night’s New Year’s Smash edition of AEW Dynamite. Joe attacked Wardlow after the match and cut some of his hair off, until Allin made the save. Allin then raised the TNT Title in the air while Joe retreated.

Allin vs. Joe will take place in Allin’s hometown of Seattle. This will be the second bout between the two after Joe retained the TNT Title over Allin on the December 7 Dynamite. After that hard-hitting match, Joe dropped Allin onto his own skateboard with a Musclebuster.

Allin is a one-time AEW TNT Champion, holding the strap for 186 recognized days after defeating Cody Rhodes for the title at AEW Full Gear in November 2020. This is the longest AEW TNT Title reign so far.

As noted, the January 4 Dynamite will mark the arrival of a new look for AEW’s flagship show. Below is the updated card-

* Ricky Starks vs. Chris Jericho

* ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe defends the AEW TNT Title against Darby Allin

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