AEW Announces Tournament To Determine Grand Slam Challenger For MJF's World Title

MJF is currently on vacation after his victory in front of over 81,000 paying fans at Wembley Stadium in the main event of AEW's All In pay-per-view.

In a segment filmed after All In, MJF said that there will be a tournament to determine the next number-one contender for his AEW World Championship, with the tournament winner facing him at the "Dynamite: Grand Slam" special on September 20 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.


Initially, there were no names listed for the tournament, but later in the night, Roderick Strong – flanked by his new allies, The Kingdom's Matt Taven and Mike Bennett, – made it clear to his former friend Adam Cole that he hopes to accomplish what Cole couldn't at All In, by entering, winning the tournament, and defeating MJF for the world title at Arthur Ashe.


There is no word on who the other seven men will be in the eight-man tournament.


While MJF won't have to defend his AEW World Title at All Out on Sunday, the champion will still be in action, teaming with Adam Cole to defend their newly-won Ring of Honor World Tag Team Titles against the winners of a tag team battle royal on this Friday's "Rampage."