“Incomplete” AEW TNT Championship Belt Unveiled and First TNT Champion Crowned! AEW Double Or Nothing 2020 PPV Spoilers and Results!
Prior to the match, AEW revealed that one-time boxing phenom Iron Mike Tyson would present the new TNT Championship to winner of the Cody Rhodes vs. Lance Archer match. AEW also revealed the first look at the TNT Championship belt then as well.
However, the TNT Championship belt is incomplete. Ron Edwardson of RED Leather, the company that produced the belt, noted the following:
AEW wrote up the results of their AEW Double or Nothing 2020 PPV including the TNT Championship match per the below.
It was time to crown the first ever AEW TNT Champion! We had “The American Nightmare” Cody (with Arn Anderson) vs. “The Murderhawk Monster” Lance Archer (with Jake “The Snake” Roberts) in the tournament finals! “Iron” Mike Tyson came out to the ring holding the AEW TNT Championship!
Referee Bryce Remsburg gave Cody and Archer the opportunity to shake hands to commemorate the occasion but Archer wanted no part of it and neither did Cody.
Archer hit the Black Out right away but Cody had the wherewithal to roll out of the ring! Cody went for the cutter but Archer pounced him midflight with the shoulder tackle! Cody fired off some right hands but it wasn’t enough as Archer chucked Cody off the steel rail!
Cody gave a high boot to Archer but “The MurderHawk Monster” barely budged. He started gouging the face of Cody. Archer walked the ropes and did the MurderHawk Moonsault onto Cody for a two-count! “Iron” Mike Tyson was smiling at ringside, watching the action, amused by the violence of this match.
Cody dropped Archer flat on his face after holding him up vertically for 15 seconds. Archer was angered and ripped the padding off the turnbuckle. Cody went after Archer’s ribs, driving his knuckle into them. Cody climbed to the top rope but Archer grabbed him and launched him over the top with a military press!
“What a sadistic individual is Lance Archer,” said Excalibur.
Cody countered a roll up and applied a submission to Archer! Jake Roberts climbed to the ring apron to distract the ref. Cody gave Archer a DDT directly in front of Jake “The Snake” Roberts! Archer followed up with a spinebuster to Cody!
“A message sent to Arn Anderson,” noted Excalibur.
Cody connected with a springboard cutter on Archer but Archer kicked out at the 1-count! Cody dropped fists on Archer, who was begging Cody to strike him. Cody used the Bionic Elbow and then the Final Reckoning on Archer! Cody nailed CrossRhodes and Archer kicked out of the pin! Cody gave a Stinger splash to Archer but even that wasn’t enough to finish Archer. “The MurderHawk Monster” applied the EBD Claw to Cody!
Archer was walking the ropes again but Arn Anderson knocked him down. Cody dropped Archer with an avalanche reverse suplex! Referee Paul Turner came out to inform ref Bryce Remsburg of Anderson’s interference. Anderson and Roberts were both ejected from the ringside area. Roberts returned with his snake-filled duffel bag but “Iron Mike” jumped onto the ramp, scaring Roberts away!
Cody reversed Archer’s Black Out attempt and then pinned Archer after not one, but two CrossRhodes!
“The American Nightmare” Cody is the first ever TNT Champion! Cody was emotional in the ring after being presented the title by “Iron” Mike Tyson.
During the match, Play-by-Play Commentator and Senior Producer Tony Schiavone also noted the TNT Championship belt was incomplete per the below:
The belt is not complete because of the virus, because things were shut down. Gold plating is still going to be put on the belt. As great as it looks now, it’s going to look a lot better in the weeks to come.
We’ll see at a later date how much the TNT Championship Belt version two (V2) will resemble this version.
Tags: AEW, AEW TNT Championship, Arn Anderson, cody, Cody Rhodes, Double or Nothing, Jake Roberts, Jake the Snake Roberts, Lance Archer, Mike Tyson, TNT