AEW Champion Says Huge Defences Will ‘Have To Happen’

2 months ago by Ryan Coogan

AEW Champion Says Huge Defences Will ‘Have To Happen’ AEW

Anthony Bowens of the Acclaimed has said that he and Max Caster will have to face some top AEW tag teams at some point in the future.

The Acclaimed defeated Swerve In Our Glory to claim the AEW World Tag Team Championship during AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam in September.

Now speaking on Good Karma Wrestling, Bowens has said that the champions will have to face both FTR and the Young Bucks for the belts down the line:

“I think the obvious answer right now is FTR because we’ve been on parallel paths. We’ve kind of come close to each other with the eight-man tag match. You could see there was a little tension in there in that match, and then we kind of went back to our parallel paths.

“At some point, those paths are gonna have to cross because The Acclaimed are the most popular tag team in pro wrestling, and then if there’s anybody else up there with us, it’s FTR.

“Truthfully, they’ve been number one contenders for however long, and they still haven’t got that opportunity.

“I welcome the opportunity for them to wrestle The Acclaimed. I know the fans do, so they are probably number one on the list.

“Number two, we’re gonna have to, some point, get back to the Young Bucks because our very first main event, which was ten matches in, which is probably unheard of, on Dynamite was against the Young Bucks, and they cheated. Superkicked [referee] Rick Knox right in the face, and I think that’s pretty much illegal guys.

“We need to get that redemption back, and I think we are a completely different team than we were back then, so the dynamic would be different, the energy would be way different, considering there was nobody in the audience, it was in the pandemic. So I think that’s another clash we’d love to revisit.”

FTR are the reigning champions in AAA, ROH, and NJPW, but have not been given a shot at the AEW gold despite being the top-ranked tag team for several months now.

Transcription courtesy of Fightful.

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