Samoa Joe will have his chance to prove his credentials as The King of Television as he puts his TNT Title on the line on Dynamite.
In only his second match in AEW, Samoa Joe captured gold as he defeated Minoru Suzuki in April 2022 to become the Ring of Honor Television Champion. Joe returned to AEW television in September after a four-month absence and he formed what proved to be a short-lived alliance with then-TNT Champion Wardlow.
Samoa Joe proved relatively quickly that he doesn’t play well with others as he attacked Wardlow from behind bringing the ‘WarJoe’ team to an end. The two men were part of a three-way match that also included Powerhouse Hobbs at Full Gear with Wardlow’s TNT Title on the line. Joe came out on top and has since declared himself the one, true King of Television.
AEW President Tony Khan took to social media to announce that on Dynamite in Texas, Samoa Joe will put his TNT Title on the line against the longest-reigning TNT Champion, Darby Allin:
“This Wednesday, Dec 7 @TBSNetwork8pm ET/7pm CT Austin, TX Wednesday Night #AEWDynamite As announced tonight on #AEWRampage: TNT Championship Match @SamoaJoevs @DarbyAllinThe King of Television takes on the longest-reigning TNT Champion of all-time this Wednesday in Texas!”
As announced tonight on #AEWRampage:
The King of Television takes on the longest-reigning TNT Champion of all-time this Wednesday in Texas! pic.twitter.com/vJXqSiMuoX
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) December 3, 2022
Darby Allin first won the TNT Championship when he defeated Cody Rhodes for the title at Full Gear 2020. Allin held the title until May 2021 when he was defeated by Miro on Dynamite.