Adam Copeland vacates AEW TNT Championship due to brutal leg injury

WWE: Following Double or Nothing, Copeland disclosed that he fractured his tibia during the match, forcing him to use crutches and necessitating more surgery.

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Adam Copeland successfully defended his TNT Championship at AEW Double or Nothing by defeating Malakai Black in an unbelievably horrific Barbed Wire Cage Match. Unfortunately, that horrific match cost the Champions dearly. Following the Double or Nothing, Copeland disclosed that he fractured his tibia during the match, forcing him to use crutches and necessitating more surgery. 

The status of the TNT Championship after Adam Copeland's injury has been announced. On the May 29th edition of AEW Dynamite, it was revealed that Adam Copeland had lost the TNT Championship. Following that statement, it was evident that Copeland would have to give up his TNT Championship while he recovered from the injury. 

That means a new TNT Champion will be crowned, and the current episode of AEW Dynamite revealed how the next titleholder will be chosen. Matthew Jackson blamed himself for Copeland's injuries, saying he ordered Adam to 'break a leg' before the match.

AEW TNT Championship open qualifications will be open

Matthew and Nicholas Jackson entered the ring during Dynamite and stated they were stripping Copeland of his championship. They then announced that Jack Perry, another member of The Elite, would get the TNT Championship after pinning Bryan Danielson during the Anarchy in the Arena battle at Double or Nothing. Fortunately for the rest of the AEW roster looking for a crack at the crown Christopher Daniels came to the rescue.

The Elite was about to give over the TNT Championship to Jack Perry, but Christopher Daniels emerged and said that Tony Khan had appointed him as temporary EVP in place of Kenny Omega. He then stated that qualifications would be held, with the winners earning a championship opportunity in a ladder match at Forbidden Door 2024. Meanwhile, there is no schedule for when Copeland, the former "Edge" of WWE, would return to an AEW rin.

In light of the events at Double or Nothing, Adam Copeland (also known as Edge) has had his TNT Championship formally revoked, as announced tonight on AEW Dynamite. He defended his championship in a Barbed Wire Steel Cage match against Malakai Black at the pay-per-view.

The Rated-R Superstar attempted to dive from the top of the barbed wire steel cage at AEW Double or Nothing, but he landed hard. He appeared injured after the dive, and he disclosed Wednesday that his tibia was broken as a result. He disclosed that he needed surgery, which may delay his comeback to the ring. 

The Elite will discuss the title's future on tonight's edition of Dynamite, as stated before the show. They came out talking about Adam Copeland's inability to defend the TNT Championship and how he should be stripped of the belt.

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