When Taz awarded Brian Cage with his FTW Championship at AEW Fyter Fest 2020 as a consolation prize for the AEW World Championship match with Jon Moxley being postponed, it was not immediately known what to make of the championship.
AEW star Chris Jericho, in one of his Saturday Night Special Q&A sessions, would lambaste the championship as meaningless, stating that it has no real purpose and water down the importance of real championships in AEW.
“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... 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.”
Speaking on the AEW All Out preview media conference call, Tony Khan revealed that he does have major plans for the championship and it will be treated differently from all other belts in AEW. Khan would go so far as to say that he is working on a pilot for a series built around the championship that will be unlike anything seen involving wrestling championships in the past.
"That title will be treated totally differently than the other titles," said Tony. "I'm working on a pilot and it's a different kind of a project than the way you see in wrestling titles defended traditionally. It's very different from, obviously, how we used the World Heavyweight title and the TNT title."
He continued, "So the AEW World title and the TNT title, I think have been treated as very, very important titles. I really, really feel great about both those belts and their champions and the title and Brian Cage, I feel good about too, but we haven't totally established yet. To be honest, our plans for the title, there's a lot in store and I'm excited about it."
Brian Cage will be one of the 21 men in the 2020 Casino Battle Royale at this Saturday's All Out pay-per-view. Fightful will have live coverage of the event beginning at 7:30 p.m ET on September 5.
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