All Elite Wrestling owner Tony Khan has revealed that the promotion will host a tournament to decide their inaugural tag champions.
The 36-year-old businessman oversaw a very successful debut event, with Double or Nothing going down as an absolutely amazing PPV. But no champions have been decided as yet.
Khan, who was a guest on the most recent Steve Austin Show podcast, says the company plans to establish a "great tag team division" and can be expected to have some of the "greatest tag team matches ever on TV".
“We’re going to establish a great tag team division," he declared (h/t Sescoops). "When we launch our weekly television show in the fall, we’re going to be doing a tag team tournament that’s going to have some of the greatest tag team matches ever on TV.”
The teams for this tournament haven't been announced as yet, but you could see all of AEW's current tags below:
- Matt & Nick Jackson (the Young Bucks)
- Pentagon Jr. & Fenix (the Lucha Bros)
- Cody & Dustin Rhodes
- Chuck Taylor & Trent Barreta (The Best Friends)
- Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Scorpio Sky (SCU)
- CIMA, El Lindaman, T-Hawk (Strong Hearts)
- Angelico & Jack Evans (Los Güeros del Cielo)
- The Dark Order (formerly Super Smash Bros)
Tony explained that tag matches will be a main focus on AEW's TV shows when the promotion begins hosting weekly episodes on TNT and ITV4 (UK) this fall.
“It’s going to be a main focus of our TV," he added. "There will be teams competing to get a first-round bye in that tournament, which is a big deal. We’ll have some of the best tag teams in wrestling competing for our Tag Team Championships coming up in the fall.”
Even before the company's launch, it had already been announced that special attention would be paid to tag matches.
Double or Nothing brought us some really remarkable ones, with the match between the Young Bucks and the Lucha Bros standing out. It's really no surprise that fans can hardly wait to see what's in store.