While various NCAA tournaments were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, AEW hopes to scratch that tournament itch with the full bracket now revealed for the recently announced inaugural TNT Championship.
On Tuesday, the left side bracket of the eight-man single elimination tournament was announced with Cody vs. Shawn Spears and Darby Allin vs. Sammy Guevara in a pair of grudge matches.
Then on this week’s Dynamite, the right side of the bracket was announced as Dustin Rhodes will go one-on-one against Kip Sabian for the first time ever while Lance Archer will face Colt Cabana.
Cabana and Archer have worked a lot of tag team matches against each other through the years and did have a 2015 two minute singles match for NOAH that Cabana won by DQ. Archer made his AEW in-ring debut on this week’s Dynamite after recently signing an AEW contract.
The tournament begins next Wednesday with the Cody-Spears match. The two had a rivalry prior to the launch of Dynamite and faced each other at All Out last August with Cody picking up the win — their only singles match in AEW.
Allin and Guevera have wrestled frequently through the years and have recently picked up a rivalry in AEW. They have had one singles match in AEW at the Revolution PPV which Allin won.