Cody talks about the design of the AEW World Title.
All Elite Wrestling's first championship that was revealed was the World Championship that was first seen at the company's Double Or Nothing show in Las Vegas and it was revealed by two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart. The first champion will be determined in two months at All Out where Chris Jericho and Adam "Hangman" Page will go one-on-one for the vacant belt. AEW co-Executive Vice President Cody talked about the design and weight of the belt during an interview with Comicbook.com. Cody admitted that the inspiration for the belt design came from the Mid-South North American Title and added that the AEW World Title is about five pounds heavier than the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
"The founder of AEW, Tony Khan is a lifelong wrestling fan. You can ask him about any talent, the most obscure, and he can tell you where they had their run, how many stars were in this match. It's really crazy but him and I had watched Mid-South -- the North American Title was so large. Bill Watts was wearing it and it was so large. We thought, we really want this big, big belt." Cody explained. "Then we went to The Ace of Belts, Dave Millican, he knew exactly what we were going for. We went through some edits back and forth with the other EVPs. We were so happy with how it turned out. It's probably about five pounds heavier than the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. That's the heaviest belt I had ever seen. It's really a solid chunk of change. The person who's got to put that in their carry-on bag is going to have some fun at TSA but it's inspired a lot by the Mid-South and the larger titles in our industry."
The match card for AEW's next show, Fyter Fest is coming together and a new addition to the card was made on the most recent episode of Road To Fyter Fest.