Two New Champions Crowned On AEW Dynamite TBS Debut

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It was the night of AEW Dynamite’s switch from TNT to TBS, and with plenty of gold on the line throughout the evening two new title holders were crowned on the inaugural event.

The show kicked off with the rematch between ‘Hangman’ Adam Page and Bryan Danielson, with the AEW World Championship on the line. In his first straight loss since joining the company, Danielson was pinned by a triumphant Page after hitting the Buckshot Lariat.

A new champion was guaranteed, as the TBS Championship tournament drew to a close. Ruby Soho and Jade Cargill (who were ranked fourth and third respectively in AEW’s first rankings of 2022) contested the final, although that didn’t stop recent signee Mercedes Martinez trying to get involved before she was run away from ringside by Thunder Rosa.

After Cargill’s manager Mark Sterling was ejected from ringside, the undefeated star managed to keep her streak going after she hit the Jaded on Soho from the second rope to pick up the win.

The creation of the TBS Championship was confirmed at the two-year anniversary edition of AEW Dynamite on 6th October, with the 12-woman tournament running through until last night’s TBS debut.

In the evening’s main event, Jurassic Express challenged The Lucha Bros for the AEW Tag Team Championships in a match which came about following a chaotic 10-man tag team match on the 29th December edition of AEW Dynamite.

As you’d expect this match continued in a similar vein, including what a horrendous injury to Rey Fenix when he took a chokeslam from the apron through a table by Luchasauras, with his arm seemingly breaking underneath him.

The end of the contest came soon after, when Jungle Boy countered the Made In Japan in to a victory roll for the three count and the team’s first gold in AEW.

The evening also saw MJF defeat Shawn Dean before another confrontation with CM Punk, as well as appearances from the likes of Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho. The card was still stacked despite the fact that a number of AEW stars were unable to appear due to contracting COVID-19.