AEW introduced the TNT Title, and some fans got the wrong idea about things. WWE engrained the idea of a midcard title into the consciousness of so many fans. That is not the case for the TNT Title.
While speaking to TSN, Cody Rhodes was asked about the TNT Title and AEW’s intentions. He said that so many fans are used to seeing a midcard title on WWE television that they naturally expected the TNT Title to turn into the same thing. That is not the case, and he also stressed how the title has exceeded his expectations so far.
“I don’t want to jinx it, but it’s superseded what we anticipated and I think it’s superseded the general expectation,” Cody said. “I don’t want to blame people if they want to put identities on things before they happen and that’s just because WWE has been unopposed for 20 years, so they might be used to how WWE does things, but the TNT title was never going to be a midcard title.”
Cody’s next TNT Title defense will be against Orange Cassidy once again in two weeks on AEW Dynamite. Whoever has the title at Full Gear will face Darby Allin at the November 7th pay-per-view.