Tony Khan Gifts Giannis Antetokounmpo the AEW World Championship After Dynamite Goes Off Air in Milwaukee

Published 08/26/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


Tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite aired from the UWM Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fans in attendance witnessed a pleasant surprise from the star player of Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo himself!

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Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes ‘All Elite’

NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared unannounced after Dynamite went off the air and surprised everyone in the arena and received a huge pop.

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AEW President Tony Khan accompanied the NBA star to the ring, and gifted him a replica AEW World Championship which Antetokounmpo proudly flaunted.

Jul 14, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) reacts during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game four of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports.

Antetokounmpo appeared just before tonight’s Rampage tapings for Friday, August 27, but had fun with the crowd when he stepped inside the ring and raised the title like a staunch champion.

NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, winner of the most valuable player award, left, and mother Veronica Antetokounmpo poses in the press room at the NBA Awards on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

After tonight’s Dynamite, Giannis became the only person to hold the WWE Universal title and the AEW World title. Eventually, this was only possible because of Giannis’ undying love for pro-wrestling.

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Giannis is a huge pro wrestling fan

The crowd absolutely loved the NBA star and the internet just went crazy with the news.

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Giannis was also spotted backstage at the arena where he met few other wrestlers, he then clicked a picture with the former AEW champion Chris Jericho and Sting.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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