Jim Ross has admitted that he doesn’t understand why AEW have introduced the All-Atlantic Championship.
On the June 8th edition of AEW Dynamite, the company announced the creation of the All-Atlantic Championship.
A short tournament then ensued with the inaugural champion being crowned at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door. On the super-show, PAC emerged victorious from a Four-Way-Match also featuring Miro, Malakai Black and New Japan star Clark Connors.
PAC made the first defence of his newly won title on July 10th at RevPro Live in Sheffield, England. Footage of the defence was shown on night one of Fyter Fest on July 13th.
Despite many fans being happy that PAC is now a title holder in AEW, others have questioned the need for another male singles title.
During a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, the legendary announcer explained that he is also somewhat sceptical over the need for a new championship.
“I didn’t understand that (creating the All-Atlantic Title), but it doesn’t matter what I understand. I’m not against it, but did we need it? I don’t know that we needed it, but I also don’t know how big of an asset it’s going to be internationally for us.
“I know that we’re going to go to places, like PAC is defending that title now in the UK I get it all the time. When are you guys coming to England? When are you going to do a pay-per-view? When are you going to do this? Well, when we come to England, you can bet your ass it’s going to be big. Tony’s got great business contacts there.
During the conversation Ross also confirmed that AEW will be coming to the United Kingdom within the next calendar year.
H/t to Wrestle Talk for the transcription.