FTR defeated Kenny Omega and Hangman Adam Web page to seize the AEW World Tag Workforce Championships in an excellent tag group match at AEW All Out. With a 15%-capacity crowd, this match didn’t evaluate to the moment traditional at AEW Revolution between The Younger Bucks and Omega-Web page.
As of this writing, AEW champions now comprise of principally former WWE Superstars in Jon Moxley (AEW World Championship), Brodie Lee (TNT Championship) and FTR (AEW World Tag Workforce Championships) with solely Hikaru Shida being the lone champion who didn’t come from WWE. Brian Cage is presently the FTW champion, however this isn’t an formally sanctioned championship in AEW.
Whereas this statistic would be the topic of criticism for AEW, the promotion additionally should be recommended for creating unique re-imaginings of former WWE Superstars, which presently exists as one thing of a sanctuary for disgruntled WWE Superstars. The truth is, each former WWE Famous person presently holding a championship in AEW made my 2019 listing of most disgruntled WWE Superstars. Slightly below one 12 months later and all have efficiently reinvented themselves as champions in WWE.
Regardless of what its present listing of champions suggests, AEW has efficiently differentiated itself with old-school reserving ideas, an exuberance for managers, and rising homegrown expertise similar to Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy and MJF who will problem Jon Moxley for the AEW World Championship in the primary occasion of AEW All Out.
Given the numerous disgruntled-to-champion tales throughout AEW in the meanwhile, this dynamic doubles as a advertising device for presently disgruntled WWE Superstars. Final month, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio reported most prime WWE stars have inquired about going to AEW.
Given AEW’s confirmed mannequin of rehabbing beforehand struggling WWE Superstars, these reported inquiries throughout WWE ought to solely proceed.