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AEW crowns first-ever TNT Champion at Double or Nothing

Cody is the first-ever TNT Champion, defeating Lance Archer tonight at Double or Nothing.

Towards the end of the match, Cody’s coach Arn Anderson was ejected to the back after a second referee came out and told the referee that Anderson had crotched Lance Archer on the top turnbuckle. After Anderson was ejected, Archer’s manager Jake Roberts brought out a snake.

However, the snake was never brought to the ring as Mike Tyson, who was set to present the TNT Championship to the winner, took off his shirt and stared down Roberts. As this was going on, Cody hit two Cross Rhodes to Archer and pinned him to win the title. Tyson then presented the title to Cody.

It was noted prior to the match that the AEW TNT Championship belt hasn’t been fully completed due to COVID-19.

Cody’s first championship defense will take place on June 3. The winner of a battle royal scheduled for Dynamite this Wednesday will be the first challenger.