Following the recent addition of the All-Atlantic Championship, Tony Schiavone has addressed the idea that AEW now has too many titles.
At AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door, Miro, Pac, Clark Connors, and Malakai Black battled in a Four-Way Match to determine the inaugural All-Atlantic Champion.
While Miro was the favourite going in, he was taken out of contention when Malakai Black spat black mist in his face, blinding him. A Pac was then able to take advantage of the chaos to capture the championship by locking Connors into the Brutaliser and forcing him to submit.
This means that Pac is now one of five singles champions in the company with the other available titles being the AEW World Championship, AEW Women’s World Championship, TNT Championship, and the TBS Championship. Many fans have questioned whether there are now too many belts for the company to sustain.
However, on the latest edition of the AEW Unrestricted Podcast, famed commentator Tony Schiavone has addressed the criticism. Schiavone started off by noting that the champions they have are “pretty solid”.
“We’ve got some pretty solid champions in place. I shouldn’t even address this, every fan has their opinion.”
He then asked referee and co-host Aubrey Edwards her thoughts before answering his own question.
“Do you think there are too many titles now? I don’t. I like title matches.”
Edwards agreed, noting that all of the titles have a history tied to them and saying even Pac’s reign is important as his is the first. She also believes it allows for “cool stuff” to happen.
“We get to see cool stuff happen. We get to rotate things in and out. We have amazing roster depth, and that has proven very helpful when you have a ton of injuries.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the above transcription.