AEW debuted the All-Atlantic Championship on the June 8, 2022, episode of Wednesday Night Dynamite. However, Tony Khan decided to change up the name on this week’s episode of Dynamite for a good reason. Now it seems AEW made Warner very happy with their cross-promotion deal.
In order to maintain a positive relationship with their network, All Elite Wrestling has taken steps to keep Warner Bros happy. As part of this effort, Tony Khan made the decision to rename the All-Atlantic Title, which was one of the measures taken to appease the network.
Tony Khan appeared backstage to announce that the AEW All-Atlantic Championship is being “leveled up” in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery and the release of Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
Thus, the name was changed to the AEW International Championship. According to Sean Ross Sapp behind Fightful’s paywall, Warner Media was happy with AEW’s cross-promotion.
We’ve heard more positive things regarding the AEW/WBD relationship in light of the Shazam partnership integration.
Khan also announced that reigning champion Orange Cassidy will defend the title against Jeff Jarrett on next week’s Dynamite when the company makes their debut in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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