Chris Jericho does not want to see AEW bogged down by too many championships like WWE. In that spirit, Jericho reveals that he isn’t a big fan of Brian Cage’s FTW Championship.
In WWE, there are 10 championships currently active across Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown. Chris Jericho, on his latest Saturday Night Special Q&A session, candidly revealed that the first brand split in WWE back in 2002 taught him the importance of championship titles and why he feels that WWE just has too many.
“I don't think we need [too many] titles,” Jericho said of AEW. “The one thing sometimes that kind of muddles down wrestling companies, and I really found this one when Raw and SmackDown split back in the early 2000s, the world champion is the world champion. You can have two of them. There's a Raw champion, there's a SmackDown champion, there's a Raw Intercontinental Champion, a SmackDown US Champion. There's too fucking many titles.”
Chris Jericho would continue to say that he likes the current status quo of championships in AEW, but he's not too crazy about Brian Cage being gifted Taz’s FTW Championship from ECW and in his mind, that championship means nothing.
“So I like the fact that in AEW we have the World Title and now we have the TNT Title and then we have a Women's Title and Tag Team Titles for guys. I think it should stay there. If you want to do Women's Tag Team Titles, that's fine. We need to expand the division a bit but other than that, we don't need any more titles. The FTW Title even is too much. It doesn't mean anything. Who cares? That's just me, but maybe some people care. It seems to me it's not even a real title. So, anyway, you don't want to muddle it down too much.”
Cage has defended the belt on AEW Dark against Brian Pillman Jr., but the championship isn’t legally recognized by the brand.
In the same Q&A session, Jericho had some very harsh words for the unnamed person that he calls an NXT “reject” after Eric Bischoff’s recent Dynamite appearance leaked on Reddit. Learn more at this link.
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