Darby Allin defeated Samoa Joe to win the title.
Last week, Darby Allin defended Wardlow from an attack that Wardlow was giving him and, in the process, got revenge for the beating he received earlier; this earned him a shot at Joe’s TNT Championship. The contest took place in the first episode of AEW Dynamite in 2023 and had Darby Allin as the winner and, consequently, the new champion.
The match started suddenly with a Suicide Dive from Darby Allin toward Samoa Joe. The challenger continued the punishment by throwing his skateboard on Joe’s back and diving from the top of a ladder. Despite this, the champion managed to subdue his rival minutes later when he slammed him against the corner post and caught him twice in the Coquina Clutch. However, Allin didn’t give up, and after hitting his opponent into an exposed bag, he hit two Coffin Drops for the win. After the match, Sting came out to celebrate with Darby.
Samoa Joe’s reign ended with four successful starting defenses in 47 days with the TNT Championship. On the other hand, Darby Allin obtains this title for the second time. He first got it when he defeated Cody Rhodes at Full Gear 2020.