The main event of last Wednesday night’s episode of AEW Dynamite saw Scorpio Sky defeat Sammy Guevara to become the brand-new AEW TNT Champion. Scorpio Sky earned his opportunity at the AEW TNT Title due to his one year undefeated streak, with his last loss taking place on the March 10th, 2021 episode of AEW Dynamite against then-AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin. This was Sammy’s second official reign as the AEW TNT Champion before losing it to Scorpio Sky.
According to Fightful Select, Scorpio’s AEW TNT Championship win has been planned as far back as late 2021 and despite Cody Rhodes’ departure this past month causing a “minimal hiccup” in creative plans, a lot of what was planned for Scorpio Sky still ended up happening.
Ever since Guevara won the AEW TNT Title from Miro on the September 29 episode of AEW Dynamite, plans were already in place for Cody Rhodes to win the championship from Sammy, but then Sammy would win it once again. The plans ended up being delayed by a week as Cody Rhodes was unable to compete at Battle of The Belts last January, but Cody did beat Sammy Guevara at the Holiday Bash episode of AEW Rampage last December, which is why he was the champion at the time and Sammy Guevara was the challenger.
Since Cody was unable to compete at Battle of The Belts, AEW had Sammy Guevara fight Dustin Rhodes to determine the Interim Champion, which Guevara won, then Guevara beat Cody Rhodes in a Ladder Match on the January 26th Beach Break episode of AEW Dynamite to become the Undisputed AEW TNT Champion. Sammy Guevara has since successfully retained over Isiah Kassidy, Darby Allin and Andrade El Idolo prior to this past Wednesday’s Dynamite, when he lost to Scorpio Sky.
Scorpio Sky will have his first-ever AEW TNT Title defense on next Wednesday’s St. Patrick’s Day Slam episode of AEW Dynamite against Wardlow, who earned his AEW TNT Title shot by winning the Face of The Revolution Ladder Match at this past Sunday’s Revolution PPV.