During tonight’s episode of Dynamite, it was announced that the first AEW Special as part of the TBS and TNT move is on the way. It will take place on Saturday, January 8, and tickets go on sale this weekend. We will surely see all of the AEW Championships being defended on that night.
Could this night also include the Final of the TBS Championship Tournament, or maybe even one of the first defenses of the Belt? This night should also include some buildup to the PPV that will follow about a month later. Perhaps another Casino Battle Royale or Casino Ladder Match is in the cards? That would make for a great build.
So, who will the champions face at this special event? Let’s first take a look at the tag team champions. They could slot into a matchup with Jurassic Express given their announcement as the number one contender. We should have more clarity about how things are shaping up after AEW Rampage; Britt Baker could have a new challenger in Riho.
One of the biggest questions leading into the show will concern the TNT Championship. Will Sammy Guevara still be the champion at that time? We should expect him to defend the championship a few more times before that show. Even a multi-person match at the show would be something fun for the event.
Of course, the biggest highlight of the match that should be saved for the show is Bryan Danielson vs. Hangman Adam Page. Continue to let Danielson “kick the heads off” of every single Dark Order member until January 8. This match has the chance to be an absolute classic, especially with this new attitude that Danielson has been displaying since Full Gear.
What other matches are you expecting? This will be the first of four AEW special events taking place on TNT moving forward. Get ready for another fun show and a loaded week of AEW action to start 2022.
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