Bret Hart unveiled the All Elite Wrestling World Championship Saturday night at All Elite Wrestling’s Double or Nothing pay-per-view event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The WWE Hall of Famer showed off the title in an in-ring segment that also involved Adam “Hangman” Page, who will compete in the match to determine the first AEW World Champion.
On the Double or Nothing pre-show, Page won the 21-man Casino Battle Royale to earn his place in the first AEW World Championship match. He will go on to face Chris Jericho, who earned the title opportunity by defeating Kenny Omega in the main event.
Page and Hart were interrupted by MJF, who Page last eliminated to win the Battle Royal. After MJF ran down Page and Hart on the microphone, the trio of Page, Jungle Boy and Jimmy Havoc attacked MJF.
That resulted in Hart holding the AEW World Championship over his head amid applause from the sellout crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Legend || ? for @MGMGrand #AEWDoN pic.twitter.com/MvwUQCa1nX
— Ryan Loco (@RyanLoco) May 26, 2019
.@BretHart displaying the new #AEW World Title designed by @DaveMillican #AEWDoN pic.twitter.com/H30hPv2iR7
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 26, 2019
Hart’s appearance came as a big surprise since he appeared on WWE programming last month to accept The Hart Foundation’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside his niece, Natalya, who was representing her father — the late Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.
AEW has yet to announce when the title match will take place.