AEW Bringing Back Legendary NWA Show

Published 11/01/2021, 3:18 PM EDT


Tony Khan is constantly looking for ways to boost AEW. Reportedly, the company has found another way to ensure everyone continues talking about them.

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AEW is bringing back a TNT Special on January 8th. However, the company will not be able to use “Clash of Champions” since WWE owns the rights to that name. Nevertheless, the company will definitely bring the Special event under another name.

It’s unknown exactly what they plan to call it, but the term “Battle of the Belts” is within the options.

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As of now, not a lot is known about how AEW wants to go forward with the event. Hopefully, the company will release further information soon.

AEW has achieved multiple milestones in the past year

Over the past year, the company has been the talk of town. They’ve worked with a large number of pro-wrestlers and produced magnificent events.

The company has signed on several former WWE Superstars such as Adam Cole, Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, and probably their biggest of the year, CM Punk.

When Punk made his AEW debut, the fans couldn’t stop cheering. He entered a wrestling ring after seven years and it was quite the grand moment for CM Punk’s fan globally.

Apart from signing former Superstars, AEW had produced some interesting storylines as well. One of them that got everyone talking was when the company booked The Pinnacle and The Inner Circle against each other. All the promotions and the matches were top-notch and actually gave the ratings a huge boost.

Moreover, AEW launched a second flagship show, Rampage, this year as well. This show’s direct competitor is WWE SmackDown.

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Rampage recently went head-to-head with SmackDown

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AEW Rampage and WWE SmackDown overlapped for half an hour, and during that time, Rampage defeated SmackDown in terms of ratings.

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Tony Khan promoted that information quite widely. Even during the overlap, Khan tweeted about it endlessly and some of the fans actually got annoyed with him.

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Nevertheless, AEW Rampage did defeat SmackDown in that overlapping half an hour. Unfortunately, overall SmackDown defeated Rampage in terms of ratings.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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