Pac became the inaugural All-Atlantic Championship in a fatal-four-way match at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door. Since then, fans have been waiting to see when the new champion will defend the title and how the championship will be handled on AEW. Well, it appears that the first title defense won’t occur on either of the promotion’s two main shows.

AEW founder and CEO Tony Khan announced that Pac’s first title defense would be against Shota Umino at Rev Pro’s live event in Sheffield, England, this Sunday. For fans who won’t be able to view the match, the company announced that the entire match would air as part of this Tuesday’s AEW Dark.

In addition, the company plans on showing highlights of the match on this Wednesday’s Dynamite: Fyter Fest Part 1. It’s an interesting move, considering how much the championship was promoted on both Dynamite and AEW Rampage leading up to Forbidden Door, but one that isn’t too surprising.

Tony Khan has stated that he wants the titleholder to be a “traveling champion,” He intends for whoever is the champion to defend the title overseas mainly. PAC’s next international title defense is set for Friday, July 22, when he goes against LJ Cleary in Dublin, Ireland.

What do you make of the All-Atlantic Championship not being defended on this week’s Fyter Fest? Sound off in the comments section below.

Joshua Jones

Joshua Jones is a writer for both Thirsty for News and Ringside News. He's been a wrestling fan since 2004 and has always tuned into Monday Night Raw.

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