AEW introduced a new women’s title on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite as it was revealed to be the TBS Championship. While the AEW women’s division certainly needs a lot of work, there are still talented performers in the division, including the likes of Hikaru Shida, Britt Baker and Thunder Rosa. They will soon have a secondary title to compete for.
Many fans are in support of the TBS Title as it would let other women wrestlers shine. Jim Cornette thought otherwise as he blasted AEW’s decision to introduce the title.
While speaking to My Mom’s Basement, CM Punk talked about the TBS Title and made it clear that he isn’t all that sure if it was the right decision by AEW. Punk might be in the minority, but his concerns are legitimate.
“Yeah, 100 percent [I like the simplicity] in wrestling. I think if everybody has a title and everybody’s a champion then nobody’s a champion. I think you gotta be really careful with that and I think TBS Title is even pushing it. 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 it pretty good so far. I think Miro brought a lot of credibility to that 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, you know, really extol the virtues of women’s wrestling and this isn’t a knock. I married a women’s wrestler. 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 — and I don’t know, and trios? It’s the same thing. It’s just like yeah, there’s a lot of stables that have three people and yeah, you could have me tag with Sting and Darby [Allin] but, you know, 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. I think 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.
The finals of the tournament to decide the first TBS Champion will be held on January 5th, so the tournament will be held in the next couple of months. It remains to be seen who the first champion will be. We will have to see how the AEW Women’s Division prepares for that big moment and a new title to fight for as their goal.
h/t to Post Wrestling for the quotes.
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