TNT Title Retired

All Elite Wrestling has officially retired the TNT Championship.

This week’s episode of AEW Dynamite showcased the life and career of the recently deceased Brodie Lee. Mr. Brodie Lee was a well respected and loved member of the AEW roster as well as the wrestling community. The evening was a beautiful display of wrestlers, friends, and family all joined together in honor of the former TNT Champion, Jon Huber. The match card presented was heavily influenced and designed by Brodie’s eight year old son, Brodie Jr who had quite the night himself. In the pinacol of the evenings celebration of life, AEW’s President Tony Khan as well as Vice President Cody Rhodes joined the Huber family in the ring to retire the boots of the beloved family man. Along with the symbolic retirement, Tony Khan also awarded Brodie Jr. the TNT Championship stating, his father was the greatest TNT Champion and will be known as “TNT Champion for life.”

In addition to the TNT Championship, Brodie Jr. was signed to an AEW contract. The contract states once the eight year old is of age to compete he will receive the proper training and a guaranteed spot on the roster.

You can watch the full segment below:

All Elite Wrestling – YouTube

The news of the title was broken by AEW commentator and veteran Tony Schiavone after the show went off air. According to All Elite Wrestling is is NOT the retirement of the championship but rather the current design which was held by the late Brodie Lee. The future design and current status of championship holder Darby Allin‘s title reign is currently unknown.

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Image courtesy of AEW’s Twitter

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Lars Sullivan In More Hot Water For Unsolicited Pics

Lars Sullivan Sends Unsolicited DMs

The October 9th 2020 WWE Draft marked the TV return of “The Freak” Lars Sullivan. Sullivan was drafted to Smackdown in shocking fashion following the tag team match of Miz and Morrison Vs. Jeff Hardy and Matt Riddle. This marked the first time Lars Sullivan had been seen on WWE TV since June 2019, when he was sidelined with a knee injury.

All may not be going to plan with Sullivan’s return however as new information about Lars Sullivan sending unsolicited nude photographs has surfaced. Sullivan is no stranger to falling victim to his own actions online, In December of 2019 videos surfaced of Sullivan’s past in the adult film industry under the name of Mitch Bennett.

Photo: EWrestling,com

Sullivan had also been under previous scrutiny for comments regarding race, sexual orientations, and inappropriate sexual comments about WWE Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon. The comments were found and showcased by a user on Reddit and feature forum comments on BodyBuilding.com from two separate accounts linked back to the wrestler posted between the years of 2007 and 2013. Sullivan has since issued an apology for the comments and was given the fine of $100,000 by WWE.

Photo: tpwwforums.com

The latest incident see’s WWE’s Lars Sullivan harassing a woman via Instagram and asking for pictures before then sending unsolicited pictures of his own. A Reddit thread was posted showing photographs of the conversations from Sullivan’s official account.

As of now there has not been any statement issued by Lars Sullivan or the WWE. Moving forward, what will this mean for the career of the newly returning Lars Sullivan?

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J, Nishant. “Lars Sullivan’s WWE Draft Status Reportedly Revealed.” Sports News, Sportskeeda, 11 Oct. 2020, http://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/lars-sullivan-wwe-draft-status-reportedly-revealed.

Upton, Felix. “Lars Sullivan Outed For Sending Unsolicited Inappropriate Messages To Married Woman.” Ringside News, 11 Oct. 2020, http://www.ringsidenews.com/2020/10/11/lars-sullivan-outed-for-sending-unsolicited-inappropriate-messages-to-married-woman/.

Gartland, Dan. “Lars Sullivan Apologizes for History of Offensive Remarks.” Sports Illustrated, 10 May 2019, http://www.si.com/wrestling/2019/05/10/wwe-lars-sullivan-controversy-racist-comments-apology.

Lars Sullivan’s Bigoted Past (Titus O’Neil Tweets) – TPWW Forums, http://www.tpwwforums.com/showthread.php?t=136207%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft.