AEW Double Or Nothing was an event full of memorable segments and that included the unveiling of the All Elite World Title. Bret Hart was the one who unveiled the title and the whole world of professional wrestling watched with undivided attention.
While speaking on The Steve Austin Show, Tony Khan provided an explanation as to how it was decided that Bret Hart would be the one to unveil the title. It was reported earlier that Ric Flair was initially supposed to do it, but due to his health issues, he was unable to come to Las Vegas for the event.
“It just felt right. To be honest, I was on the phone with Cody one night and this was a segment that he was working on: the title segment. You saw what it became with the title segment, where my friend, Jack Whitehall introduces Bret Hart. Bret Hart: the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be came out.”
“Bret is an all-time great legend in professional wrestling, and to me, there was not anybody better for this than him. The way it happened was that Cody and I were on the phone talking about this segment, and he was like, ‘Maybe a legend brings it out?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, maybe Ric Flair or Ricky Steamboat.’ And then I was like, ‘What about Bret Hart?” Cody was like, ‘Yeah, I love it. I love it. It’s great.’ I had to reach out to him and talk to the guys to see what they think, and they all loved it.”
Chris Jericho and Adam “Hangman” Page will be squaring off at AEW All Out in order to determine the first Elite World Champion. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.