The January 5th episode of AEW Dynamite will be broadcast live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This will also be the inaugural edition of All Elite Wrestling’s flagship show on the TBS network.
AEW have promoted a loaded card ahead of the premiere episode, as three championship matches will be taking place on Dynamite. Most notably, the highly anticipated rematch between “Hangman” Adam Page and Bryan Danielson for the AEW Championship will be taking place. The first match ended with a 60 minute time limit draw. If the same result is repeated in the rematch, then the championship will be decided via a judges decision. While not confirmed by AEW, Max Caster has claimed on social media that he will be one of the judges for the match:
An inaugural champion will also be decided on the January 5th Dynamite, as the finals of the TBS Title Tournament will be taking place. The final match will see Ruby Soho face Jade Cargill to crown the first ever TBS Champion.
Three AEW stars who will not be present on this edition of Dynamite will be The Young Bucks Matt and Nick Jackson along with stablemate Brandon Cutler. It has been reported that all 3 men have either tested positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact to someone who has. As a result they will miss the TBS premiere episode.
The following matches will be taking place on the TBS debut edition of AEW Dynamite:
- Ruby Soho vs. Jade Cargill – Finals of the TBS Title Tournament. The winner will be crowned the first ever TBS Champion.
- MJF to compete.
- Malakai Black vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
- The Lucha Bros (c) vs. Jurassic Express – Tag team match for the AEW Tag Team Championships.
- “Hangman” Adam Page (c) vs. Bryan Danielson – Singles match for the AEW Championship. This match will have a 60 minute time limit. If no winner has been decided after 60 minutes, the result will be decided via a judges’ decision.
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