AEW Dynamite: TNT Title Match, Ex-NXT Star’s Debut & More Announced

AEW Dynamite: TNT Title Match, Ex-NXT Star’s Debut & More Announced

In one of the upcoming show’s headliners, AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin will once again defend his title against his current rival but this time in a gimmick match.

According to confirmations from AEW, Allin will face Ring of Honor World Television Champion Samoa Joe in a No Holds Barred match. This match comes after Allin defeated Joe for the title on January 4 Dynamite.

Adam “Hangman” Page appeared during a backstage interview segment with Renee Paquette last night on Dynamite this week where the former AEW World Champion was planning on having a match with Jon Moxley.

Wheeler Yuta interrupted the interview session to inform that Mox will indeed face Page next Wednesday. The match was then made official for next week’s card for Dynamite.

In another exciting announcement, former WWE NXT Superstar Timothy Thatcher will be making his Dynamite debut in a match against former WWE Champion Bryan Danielson.

This week, current AEW World Heavyweight Champion MJF paid Brian Cage to break Brian Danielson’s arm so The American Dragon couldn’t compete in a proposed hour-long Iron Man match at AEW Revolution against MJF.

However, Bryan was able to defeat Brian Cage in an action-packed contest on the latest episode of Dynamite. Cage, however, launched an assault attack on Bryan after the match, targeting the latter’s arm.

MJF also joined Cage inside the ring for the attack which led to Konosuke Takeshita arriving in the ring to save the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

The Devil has retreated but he may have another trick up his sleeve. Appearing in a promo video, he said Bryan’s next opponent would systematically eliminate him.

The opponent was then announced to be former WWE NXT star Timothy Thatcher. The company also released a video package to promote the international star’s arrival.

Thatcher was released from his WWE contract on January 5, 2022, after which he made his Pro Wrestling NOAH debut on June 7. Prior to joining WWE, he made a name for himself on the independent circuit.

Overall, the match card for the Feb. 1 episode of The Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio looks like this:

  • Adam Page vs. Jon Moxley

  • Bryan Danielson vs. Timothy Thatcher

  • Darby Allin (c) vs. Samoa Joe – TNT Championship No Holds Barred Match

  • The Acclaimed will be in action