AEW has confirmed that Revolution Pro Wrestling’s highly anticipated bout between current All-Atlantic Champion PAC and inaugural challenger Shota Umino will air in full on the July 12th edition of AEW Dark, with select highlights set to air live on AEW Dynamite on July 13th.
The inaugural All-Atlantic Champion defended his title against Shota Umino at Rev Pro’s event in Sheffield, England on July 10th. Now fans on both sides of the ocean can view the match on AEW programming.
The two international stars faced off in a historic match as it signalled not only the first All-Atlantic Championship defence but the first time the two promotions have worked together on this level.
The first-ever All-Atlantic Championship defence will air on AEW Dark on Tuesday, July 12th in its entirety and a highlighted version on Dynamite: Fyter Fest Part 1.
TOMORROW in Sheffield @RevProUK, the @AEW All-Atlantic Title will be at stake:@BASTARDPAC (champion)
vs@njpwglobal star @Shooter_US!
We’ll have the full match on #AEWDark (https://t.co/NEw6Ef59Rd) THIS Tuesday & highlights on #AEWDynamite Wednesday at 8pm ET /7pm CT and 8pm PT! pic.twitter.com/8yx2wWJJEN
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 9, 2022
Tony Khan’s promotion introduced the title to focus on its plethora of international stars. Speaking to ComicBook.com, Khan explained:
“[This Title] is for the international fans and the international wrestlers on the roster. I felt like it would create more opportunities. But I also don’t think this title or these opportunities are exclusive to the international wrestlers. But it’s a big benefit of the term.”
The new champion was crowned at Forbidden Door when PAC defeated Miro, Malakai Black, and NJPW’s Clark Connors, in a Fatal Four-Way Match. Umino also participated on the card, teaming with Eddie Kingston, and ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta to take on Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Minoru Suzuki.
The next All-Atlantic title defence is set for July 22 against LJ Cleary at OTT’s Poetry Slam in Dublin, Ireland.