CM Punk Questions AEW’s Introduction Of Additional Championships: ‘Do We Have The Depth?’
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When AEW officially revealed the new TBS Championship for its women’s division, the announcement generally excited many fans. But CM Punk is skeptical of the company’s ability to successfully book two women’s titles, as he questioned the whether the roster has the requisite depth.
During a recent appearance on My Mom’s Basement with Robbie Fox, Punk shared his thoughts on the TBS Championship by sharing some of his concerns about the addition of the title. He also shared his philosophy that it’s better to have fewer titles in a wrestling company; he argued that having more champions dilutes the value of holding a title in the first place.
“I think if everybody has a title and if everybody’s a champion, then nobody’s a champion,” said Punk. “I think you gotta be really careful with that. And I think the TBS Title’s even pushing it. You know, there’s already a women’s title. Do we have the depth in the women’s division? Do we have the depth in the men’s division to have a secondary title? I think we’ve been doing it pretty good so far. I think Miro brought a lot of credibility to that belt and like stabilized it. And obviously, Kenny Omega’s the AEW Champion.
“It’s kind of a touchy subject. I know in 2021 everyone wants to really extol the virtues of women’s wrestling, and this isn’t a knock. I married a women’s wrestler. I just wonder if we have the personnel to support a secondary [belt] or a title that’s on even footing with the women’s title. I just don’t know.”
Likewise, Punk applied a similar mindset to the idea of AEW Trios Championships, which has been floated around by fans and fellow wrestlers alike. “The Second City Saint” noted AEW’s surplus of stables that have at least three members, which seemingly makes the six-man titles feasible. But he reiterated his claim that having less titles is the better way to go. He then shared his belief that the women’s roster will prove him wrong about the TBS Championship before he noted that he’d prefer a Women’s Tag Team Championship to the trios titles.
“And trios [titles], it’s the same thing,” said Punk. “It’s just like, yeah, there’s a lot of stables that have three people. And yeah, you could have me tag with Sting and Darby [Allin], but again, if everybody’s a champion, nobody’s a champion. There needs to be, in my opinion, less titles. But we’ll see how it goes. I’m sure all of the women will prove me wrong, and I’m okay with that.
“I think maybe instead of another women’s title, maybe women’s tag belts?” said Punk. “But then again, I don’t know. Women’s tag belts before trios belts, I’ll say that.”
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