Since bringing the weekly series Dynamite to TNT, All Elite Wrestling has been on a roll. Its premiere on TNT was the biggest premiere on WarnerMedia TV in five years. The show has been extremely popular with wrestling fans, introducing new wrestlers and new championship titles to fight for on a week-to-week basis.
In addition to the Women’s Championship and the Tag Team Championships, AEW may be adding a new title to its list in the future. During a media conference for the Full Gear PPV, executive vice president of AEW Cody Rhodes discussed whether or not there will be a new title for the up-and-coming wrestlers. “It’s very possible in the next month or so there will be a prize of some sorts for the guys rising through the ranks… I would never consider it a midcard title.”
Cody explained he never considered his Intercontinental Championship run in WWE a midcard run. And he wants every title within AEW on the same level, saying he wants to make sure Riho and the AEW Women’s Championship, and SCU and the Tag Team Championships are as well respected as Jericho and the AEW World Championship.
For fans, the term “midcard” does have a stigma as “not as important as the main event,” but Cody wants to make a change. As for what the name of this possible title will be, that’s a mystery for now. However, looking at other companies and thinking about how to make create a title that can be on the same level as everything else, AEW may want to go the route of a Jr. Heavyweight Championship/Cruiserweight–for competitors smaller in size like Marko Stunt, Darby Allin, or Fénix–or go with a 6-Man Tag Team Championship–catering to three man teams or stables like Jurassic Express or current Tag Team Champions SCU, which are actually a three-man team or the Elite combination of Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks.
Stay tuned to AEW Dynamite in the coming weeks, which airs on TNT on Wednesday nights, as an announcement may come before the end of the year. Additionally, the final AEW PPV of the year, Full Gear, airs on November 9, and you can find out how to watch it here.
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