Darby Allin will defend the TNT Championship against Jungle Boy on next week’s live episode AEW Dynamite.
AEW confirmed the match after Darby Allin told Tony Khan on Twitter to pick an opponent for him from the top 5 men’s rankings. AEW then later announced on Twitter that AEW CEO and President Tony Khan picked Jungle Boy to challenge Allin.
Jungle Boy also took to Twitter to thank Tony Khan for the opportunity and said he is looking forward to the challenge.
Allin successfully defended the TNT Championship on this past Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite against Matt Hardy in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Below is the current card for next week’s show:
AEW Women’s World Title Match: Hikaru Shida defends against Tay Conti
– Hangman Page vs. Ricky Starks
– Christian Cage vs. Powerhouse Hobbs
– Penta El Zero Miedo vs. Trent
– TNT Championship Match: Darby Allin defends against Jungle Boy
The @AEWonTNT Champion called for any Top 5 contender in a title match on Dynamite & AEW GM @TonyKhan has booked a top challenger! TNT Champion @DarbyAllin will defend the title vs. the unbeaten #3 ranked wrestler in AEW: Jungle Boy on #AEWDynamite on TNT Wednesday 8pm ET/7pm CT! https://t.co/d6rfZuqIv3 pic.twitter.com/8ALSXdFHCU
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 17, 2021
— DARBY ALLIN (@DarbyAllin) April 16, 2021