CM Punk has spoken about AEW recently adding the TBS Championship and the idea of even more titles possibly coming soon.
The TBS Title will be contested for in the women’s division, with a tournament that is likely to conclude when Dynamite moves to TBS in January.
There has also been a lot of speculation about AEW possibly adding titles for men’s trios teams and women’s tag teams.
The promotion already has the World Championship, Women’s World Championship, World Tag Team Championship and TNT Championship, as well as often holding matches for outsider titles such as the FTW Title (which sort of counts), IMPACT World and Tag Titles, IWGP US Title, and AAA Tag Team Title.
Speaking with Barstool Sports, CM Punk said:
“I think if everybody has a title and if everybody’s a champion that nobody’s a champion, you know, I think you’ve got to be really careful with that. I think the TBS Title’s even pushing it, you know, there’s already a women’s title. Do we have the depth in the women’s division? Do we have the depth in the men’s division, to have a secondary title? I think we’ve been doing pretty good so far. I think Miro brought a lot of credibility to that (TNT) belt and stabilized it, and obviously, Kenny Omega is the AEW Champion.
“It’s kind of a touchy subject. I know in 2021 everybody wants to really extol the virtues of women’s wrestling and this isn’t a knock, I married a women’s wrestler, you know? I just wonder if we have the personnel to support a secondary or a title that’s on even footing with the Women’s Title. I just don’t know.
“Trios, it’s the same thing. It’s just like yeah, there’s a lot of stables that have three people, and yeah you can have me tag with Sting and Darby but again, if everybody’s a champion, nobody’s a champion. There needs to be, in my opinion, less titles but we’ll see how it goes. I’m sure all the women will prove me wrong, and I’m okay with that… Maybe instead of another women’s title, maybe women’s tag belts but then again, I don’t know. Women’s tag belts before trios belts. I’ll say that.”
Punk will be in action on tomorrow night’s edition of AEW Rampage against Matt Sydal. WrestleTalk.com will have live coverage of both Rampage and SmackDown including the Rampage pre-show featuring Bryan Danielson vs Minoru Suzuki.
Quote via Fightful