A new report has cast light on the original plans for the TNT Championship after it changed hands on AEW Dynamite with Sammy Guevara defeating Miro.
In recent weeks, Miro had taken his frustrations out on Guevara’s best friend Fuego Del Sol after defeating the Alabaman luchador in a match that had Fuego won he’d have won the TNT Title and an AEW contract. Miro took exception to the fact that despite Fuego Del Sol lost the match he was awarded an AEW contract anyway with Sammy Guevara presenting the contract to him in the ring.
Since then Miro fought Fuego once again, this time with the AEW newcomer putting up his brand new car for another shot at the TNT Championship. Once again, the unstoppable Miro was too much of a challenge to overcome. When Miro continued the attack on Fuego Del Sol after the match, Sammy Guevara interjected himself to help his friend. This led to The Spanish God laying down a challenge of his own to ‘God’s favourite champion.’
AEW Dynamite finally rolled into Rochester, New York eighteen months after the originally scheduled show in the city was postponed due to the pandemic. With the show emanating from the hometown of who Tony Khan called “the greatest TNT Champion in history,” the late Brodie Lee, there was no better place for that title to be on the line in the main event.
However, a new report from Fightful Select suggests that the TNT Championship was set to change hands before the company made it to Rochester.
The report states that plans were in place within AEW for the title to change hands around the time of All Out on the 5th of September. That of course didn’t happen with Miro retaining the title against Eddie Kingston at All Out itself.
There were apparently further plans for the title to change hands at AEW Grand Slam on the 22nd of September however Miro did not compete at all on that show.
Sammy Guevara does not have too much time to celebrate his incredible victory however with his first challenger for the gold already announced.