Everybody has an opinion about what number of titles AEW at the moment has in rotation, together with referee Aubrey Edwards. Her ideas on the championships.
The introduction of the All-Atlantic Championship, together with using ROH’s titles, has left AEW with a ton of gold floating round and Aubrey Edwards has some ideas on that. A fixture on tv for the corporate, Edwards made historical past at All Out in 2019, turning into the primary girl to ever referee an expert wrestling World Championship match on pay-per-view.
Previous to working in AEW, Edwards referred to as matches for DEFY, With out A Trigger, and for WWE through the Mae Younger Traditional and WWE Evolution. She landed with All Elite Wrestling afterward and has been concerned in seemingly each main occasion in firm historical past since.
On the latest version of the AEW Unrestricted Podcast with Tony Schiavone, Edwards was requested if she believed that AEW had too many titles now that a few of ROH’s belts have been added to the fold. She had this to say in response: “Each title has historical past related to it. PAC is now the first-ever All-Atlantic Champion, and you may’t ever have one other first… that is one thing that he earned.” She continued, “I do not assume we’ve got too many titles as a result of we’ve got a restricted quantity of TV time, we get to see cool stuff occur, we get to rotate issues out and in. We’ve a tremendous roster depth and that has confirmed very useful when you will have a ton of accidents… In wrestling, the objective is to get titles—it’s to be the most effective, and with all of those completely different titles, there are such a lot of alternatives for individuals to return in and show themselves. I feel it’s good for enterprise.“
The introduction of the brand new model of the TNT Championship, together with ROH’s titles getting used, the All-Atlantic title being rolled out, Adam Cole and Britt Baker successful belts because the Owen Hart Memorial match winners and an interim AEW World Championship might have given followers new title fatigue within the quick time period. Edwards’ level on all titles having histories is a good one, nevertheless, and it’ll take time for AEW to construct up any championship that’s launched.
That is perhaps why including ROH‘s belts to the combo might have been interesting. These championships are steeped in historical past, the type of historical past that All Elite Wrestling is sensible to faucet into. Wrestling with stakes is at all times higher than wrestling with out them, and varied championships give wrestlers quite a few packages they’ll enter into with extra on the road. Miro recently spoke about the TNT Title and the way poorly that belt has been handled since he misplaced it, however as he mentioned, the particular person makes the belt and never the opposite method round. It is on performers like PAC and FTR to raise the championships they earn.
Supply: AEW Unrestricted Podcast