All Elite Wrestling Executive Vice President “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes recently took part in a media call to promote tomorrow’s Double Or Nothing PPV Event, which is set to take place from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.
During the media call, The American Nightmare revealed that AEW’s brand-new TNT Title will not be part or involved with the company’s ranking system as only the AEW World Title, the AEW Women’s World Title and the AEW World Tag Team Titles are part of the system. He would also mention that since the TNT Title is brand-new to the company, they’d like to see what becomes of it before making any decisions.
This is what Cody Rhodes said:
“To answer your question about the TNT Championship—when we got to the semifinals of the tournament, Tony Khan addressed everyone individually. The way it’s currently looking, the TNT Champion will not be ranked. He will be listed as a champion, where Jon Moxley is the World Champion, the TNT Champion will not be ranked. So those titles, we’re not going to look at them as ‘1 and 2’ and that’s because we want to see what becomes of the TNT title. The only way we can do that, we can’t tell you here and now, ‘hey it’s going to be a workhorse title’ and we can’t tell you it’s going to be a mid-card title. We can’t say any of those things because we’ve never seen it before. I’ve literally never seen the belt so it will grow into an entity of its own but I can say as far as the rankings go, the top five will all be non-champions. The TNT Champion and the World Champion will be unranked individuals. The top five does tend to skew towards ‘number one will wrestle for the World Championship’ but we’ll see how Tony takes that a step further as someone who is a firm believer in the sports-based ladder system that is involved with rankings, quality of wins, things of that nature. We’ll see where it goes but the TNT Champion will not be ranked.”
You can check out the related tweet below:
Cody says the TNT champion won’t be in top 5 rankings for the World title. Won’t look at them as no. 1 and no. 2 because they don’t know what it will turn out to be. Says he hasn’t even seen the belt. ^JN— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) May 21, 2020