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AEW is returning to Long Island to kick off their Owen Hart Cup tournaments

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AEW heading back to UBS Arena on Long Island would probably be a date wrestling fans would circle on their calendars. In addition to being a shiny, new arena in the greater New York metropolitan area and one of the larger venues to host a Dynamite broadcast & Rampage taping, they’ve also established it as Maxwell Jacob Friedman’s home turf. With MJF on the cusp of big things, it would be reasonable to expect a big story beat when AEW returns to Belmont Park in May.

But that’s not all. Their announcement today (Feb. 14) with tickets info for their return to Long Island also includes the detail that opening round matches in the men’s and women’s Owen Hart Tournament will take place at UBS on May 11.

AEW’s been doling out information about “The Owen” since Tony Khan and Dr. Martha Hart announced AEW’s partnership with the foundation bearing the late WWE star’s name last fall. We’ve learned there will be men’s and women’s tournaments, and seen a beautiful tribute to the man being honored. It was already confirmed the action would take place in May, with the finals at Double or Nothing, their annual Memorial Day weekend PPV.

Now we know the first round starts on May 11, so if the finals are in Las Vegas on Sat., May 28 or Sun., May 29, that mean we’re looking at three week tournaments playing out across seven shows. That probably also means smaller fields for each, especially when you factor in time to build to big matches in the semi-final and final rounds.

Our big remaining question is: what does the winner get, besides a trophy from Dr. Hart?

Let us know what you think the answer to that should be, and how The Owens are shaping up in general, in the comments below.

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