The TNT title tournament finals has been set.
Cody and Lance Archer have both advanced to the finals of the tournament that will crown the first AEW TNT champion. Cody was the first to advance, defeating Darby Allin in the first semifinal match that took place tonight on Dynamite. Darby connected with a coffin drop off the top rope, but Cody shifted Darby’s shoulders to the mat and pinned him to advance.
The main event featured the second semifinal match between Lance Archer and Dustin Rhodes. After a back and forth match, Archer rammed Dustin’s head into an exposed turnbuckle. QT Marshall came out to throw in the towel, but Cody stopped him before he could. Archer then finished off Dustin with the EBD claw.
Cody and Lance Archer have previously confronted one another before. Jake Roberts, who has been managing Archer, issued a challenge to Cody several weeks ago. Cody noted that Archer had success in Japan, but had not proven himself in America, eventually rejecting the offer.
Double or Nothing will take place on May 23.