WATCH: AEW Unveils New TBS Women's Championship, Tournament Announced
By Jason Hall
October 7, 2021
All Elite Wrestling announced a new secondary women's championship during Dynamite's special two-year anniversary live telecast Wednesday (October 6) night.
Schiavone confirmed the championship would be decided during an upcoming tournament, with Ruby Soho, Thunder Rosa, Jade Cargill and Skye Blue already confirming participation in a video package shown on Dynamite and several other female competitors expressing interest in the title on social media including Big Swole, Tay Conti, Anna Jay, Nyla Rose and AEW chief branding officer Brandi Rhodes.
AEW president, CEO and general manager Tony Khan teased "a huge announcement" an interview with PWInsider published hours ahead of Dynamite on Wednesday when asked for a hint regarding the "Joker" entrant in the Casino Ladder Match -- which turned out to be a returning and victorious 'Hangman' Adam Page.
"I will not give you any insight into who the joker is going to be. I will not tell you that, but I will go back to the announcement instead and tell you that it's been something a long time coming. I'm very excited about it and proud of it and it'll really add a lot to the company, I think."
Last month, AEW announced its plan to move Dynamite within the WarnerMedia Studios & Networks family from TNT to TBS next year.
AEW confirmed its Friday night Rampage program -- which debuted in August -- will continue to air on TNT at its previously scheduled time.
TBS had previously showcased professional wrestling as the home of the now defunct World Championship Wrestling's WCW Saturday Night (1971-2000) and Thunder (1998-2001) programs.
The move coincides the return of TNT's Wednesday night NBA on TNT coverage and Curt Gowdy Award winning Inside the NBA program hosted by Ernie Johnson, Kenny 'The Jet' Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley, though not specified during the announcement.