From AEW’s inception the corporate has pushed the concept wins and losses matter, and that led to the creation of data for the tag workforce, ladies’s, and males’s divisions. Nonetheless, in latest occasions the rankings haven’t been tapped into as a lot, and in accordance with Dave Meltzer on the newest “Wrestling Observer Radio,” that’s an intentional resolution as AEW is firming down on that.
Whereas the win-loss data are usually not utterly useless within the water, the choice was made by the corporate to not emphasize them as a lot on tv anymore, however there’s all the time an opportunity that alternative might be reversed sooner or later.
Beforehand the data have been used to find out the primary contenders for title matches, however in latest occasions these encounters have been created utilizing individuals not within the high spot, as might be seen by a number of of the upcoming matches at that “AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam” show. The deadly 4 means for the AEW World Girls’s Championship wasn’t created utilizing the rating system, and neither was the AEW Tag Workforce Championship match.
Initially the rating system was used to create a extra reasonable sports-based really feel concerning the firm to differentiate AEW from its competition. Nonetheless, the system has been known as out at occasions, particularly by FTR, who’ve technically been high of the tag workforce rankings for a number of months, but they by no means acquired a shot on the gold. Cash Wheeler had previously discussed a doable match towards Swerve In Our Glory, saying, “we’re No. 1 contenders, in order that in all probability cannot occur. After we drop down from there, perhaps we’ll money in,” making his ideas on the system clear.