KUSHIDA gained global recognition for his incredible work in New Japan Pro Wrestling. The Time Splitter had an underwhelming run in WWE as well. Tonight, KUSHIDA made his AEW debut.

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KUSHIDA made his highly-anticipated AEW debut against Darby Allin during Dynamite tonight. The former six-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion answered Darby’s open challenge for the TNT Championship.

KUSHIDA has answered TNT Champion @DarbyAllin‘s open challenge and is ready to battle for the title RIGHT NOW on #AEWDynamite LIVE on TBS!


Darby Allin previously successfully defended the TNT title against Juice Robison last week on AEW Rampage. Darby defeated the former IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion with a Coffin Drop.

For those not in the know, Darby Allin is currently in his second reign as the TNT Champion. The ultimate risktaker defeated Samoa Joe for the title on the January 4, 2023, episode of AEW Dynamite.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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