Cody Rhodes Says Another Championship Is Coming To AEW Soon
All Elite Wrestling is still finding its feet in a lot of ways, both as a company and as a TV product with AEW Dynamite. With so many wrestlers on the roster, there has been speculation for a while about the introduction of another championship title. Right now all they have is the AEW World Championship, the AEW Women’s World Championship, and the AEW Tag Team Championship. A mid-card title — something like the Intercontinental Championship — would give the workers who aren’t in tag teams or the main event something meaningful to fight over.
In a recent appearance on Wrestling Observer Radio, Cody says that they’re working on something a little different:
I think we have an idea that’s different than anything that’s been done and I would just hope that everyone remains patient. Their yearning, their lust for that type of belt — championship — I think will be satiated in 2020. Again, I’m not saying there’s a mid-card title, because if I was to say that there is a mid-card title coming to AEW, Nick Jackson would super-kick my skull clean off my head. We’re moving slow. It’s something that the EVP’s all have to agree on, but there is a really great idea in gestation. There’s a great idea out there. Hopefully something that maybe (will) come along with the third-hour news that kind of becomes more prominent.Don’t worry, when Cody talks about “third-hour news,” he doesn’t meant they’re expanding Dynamite to Raw length. He’s talking about the additional show that’s coming. Which, for the record, he says isn’t just going to be a repackaged AEW Dark:
Initially there was talk that it’ll be like Dark but on another channel. I don’t think it’ll be like Dark. I think it’s gonna be its own animal, and we would want that. We would want to test ourselves.