AEW EVP and on-air talent Cody Rhodes recently appeared on Busted Open Radio. The former WWE Superstar discussed a litany of topics on the show, including the brand new TNT Championship that will be debuting shortly. There is a tournament that will be taking place over the next few weeks on Dynamite to crown the inaugural TNT Champion.
"It is something that came really in a joint effort from AEW and TNT [Network]."
"The thing about TNT Championship tournament that excites me perhaps the most?" Cody began. "It is something that came really in a joint effort from AEW and TNT [Network]. This is something that...TNT has been really great. Warner Media has been really great about insight on the show and all the research on what they're seeing. They've been a wonderful, wonderful partner."
"this was something they were interested in doing"
Cody elaborated further, saying "this was something they were interested in doing. And they're in line with what we were interested in doing. [In terms of] Having a new premium Championship on the show. And for us to be able to share in their likeness, and to slap the TNT logo on something over the next several years."
Synergy Between AEW, TNT and Warner Media
Rhodes would finish by discussing the 'synergy' between AEW and their television partner. "It's really, really wonderful to have that synergy between Warner Media, TNT, and AEW. And I know, that the all our tournament guys got a brief little glimpse at the the belt itself. And that is a special looking championship belt. So this is, this is really...I've always wanted to do a title type tournament like this and to be in one. That's you know...a wrestlers dream."