It's stated that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon has [...], NXT will hold the return of Halloween Havoc tomorrow night on USA Network. We're looking for peo[...], Pete Dunne made his comeback on WWE NXT TV during a segment involving Pat McAfee and the NXT Tag Team Champions Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. The current champion is Cody, who is in his record second reign. NXT highlights: Rhea & Raquel throw down, Dunne joins McAfee, more! Not satisfied with waiting for Jon Moxley to put up his AEW World Championship, Taz reintroduced the FTW Championship in All Elite Wrestling. Related Story The FTW Championship originated as a method to not only help legitimize Taz as a main eventer, but it also served as a necessary stopgap during Douglas’ injury… AEW: Make the FTW Title Mean Something. For[...], Oct 28 - All Elite Wrestling has announced upcoming DVD releases of their first run of PPV events. I understand the general concept behind the title. Do you see a scenario where Moxley returns next week and the FTW championship is still relevant in the storyline beyond his match with Brian Cage? For example, Cage could either have Moxley pinned while the referee is out or distracted, or Moxley could cheat to win.

Here is the quote: “Well, it was a few weeks ago. But Cage has barely accomplished anything in AEW. I was[...], Oct 26 - AEW has announced 15 matches for tomorrow's Dark episode which will air on YouTube at 7pm ET. Oct 28 - Following tonight's AEW Dynamite here is the updated card for the AEW Full Gear Pay-Per-View 2020. Once I found out he had it, and we were able to use it, I wanted to make it a part of the story. Now, Tony Khan has revealed how the FTW title was introduced in AEW. [3] The belt was billed as "unrecognized" by ECW.[3][4]. RELATED: FTW: Wrestling's History of Unsanctioned Championships, Explained. A disgruntled fans responded, "You also thought it was a great idea to[...], As previously reported, there has been another potential COVID-19 outbreak at the WWE Performance Center with at least one person testing positive for the virus. Like WWE's Million Dollar Championship, it was an unsanctioned vanity belt, created by a wrestler frustrated by his inability to win the company's established world title. [3], According to Taz on The Rise and Fall of ECW DVD documentary, when Sabu won the title he was legitimately upset backstage over Taz's name being permanently displayed on the belt. Punk will face Roman at WrestleMania... on one condition. Bischoff was present for the Inner Circle’s Town Hall segment in which he questioned whether superstar MJF was right for [...], Oct 28 - During tonight’s AEW Dynamite on TNT, The Young Bucks made a big announcement regarding their tag team title matchup against FTR at the upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view on November 9. Brian Cage, therefore, needs an "out," meaning a legit argument as to why he should be World Champion in order to continue with the FTW world title concept. Nearly 24 hours later, I’m still scratching my head over it. I wouldn’t have done it without his blessing. KEEP READING: An AEW Star May Own a Championship Belt from the WWE Vault - Here's How. After that, the belt disappeared, having served its storyline purpose. But Moxley is advertised to return next week (July 15) on Dynamite for an AEW world championship match against Cage. TV listings for this broadcast list it as airing from 8 PM ET to 10:08 PM ET on USA Network. Taz was red-hot and insanely over. Brian was always supposed to debut in that casino ladder match, as soon as we got his diagnosis that he was going to be out until May.”. [9], "And, hey, everybody knows that there’s no way, Extreme Championship Wrestling (1998–1999), "HOW TAZ WAS ABLE TO RESURRECT THE FTW CHAMPIONSHIP IN ALL ELITE WRESTLING", "Pro's from the Palace (#78) - DVD Review Today: ECW Blood Sport", "This Day in History: Sabu Defeats Taz for the FTW Title", "7/8 AEW Dynamite results: Barnett's live review of Fyter Fest night two with Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. Otherwise, the entire angle last night makes little sense. #FyterFest pic.twitter.com/rYQmX7IPPI. [2] ECW Owner Paul Heyman said the title suited Taz's "bad-ass, no-nonsense" attitude. When the title was first created, the FTW belt was actually the same custom ECW Television Championship belt Taz used for a while with a leather strap that Taz painted orange and stickers partially covering the belt. The title … Shirai outlasts LeRae in a brutal Tables, Ladders & Scares match.
I’m not sure what’s going on here, Cagesiders. Why AEW Is Allowed To Use The FTW Championship Posted By: Sarah Belmont on Jul 11, 2020 As reported on PWInsider, it turns out that Taz actually owns the rights to the FTW Championship and never signed over any of the rights to Paul Heyman or ECW, meaning that he can do whatever he wants with the intellectual property and belt design. We have detected your browser is out of date. Jon Moxley was unable to defend the AEW World Championship in their scheduled title match that night as he was self-quarantining after his wife Renee Young had tested positive for COVID-19, mirroring the circumstances behind the title's inception.[8]. It was a few weeks ago.”. But I imagine there are plenty of current wrestling fans who don’t know what the hell this belt is, and that’s already strike one against the idea. Johnny Gargano won the title with help from someone dressed as Ghostface, leavi[...], An independent wrestler who broke both of his legs recently when a ring entrance went wrong recently set up a GoFundMe account to help support his medical funds. A few months later, in an attempt to persuade Taz to team with Sabu and Rob Van Dam against Shane Douglas and The Triple Threat, Bill Alfonso presented Taz with a completely new and original FTW belt with a "TAZ" logo engraved in the belt's centerplate. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. Over the course of almost two years, he basically never lost. Shows available are the inaugural Double or Nothing from 2019, ALL OUT 2019, Full Gear 2019, Revolution 2020, [...], Oct 28 - During his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff spoke about the time Bret Hart said that WCW's locker room was filled with "drug abusers." On last night’s (July 8) episode of Dynamite, Taz’s earth-shattering announcement turned out to be an underwhelming revival of the FTW championship. So once he said he still had possession of it, and I checked, and we’re cleared to use it, then, at that point, I was like, ‘This is, to me, almost like a no brainer. Once Moxley returns and fights Cage, the FTW title is useless around Cage’s waist. Rumor Roundup: NXT COVID situation, Kylie Rae, WWE name change, more!

He holds an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan. "[2], Taz announced the creation of the FTW Heavyweight Championship (also referred to as the Brooklyn World Championship) on May 14, 1998 at It Ain't Seinfeld. If Bret Hart doesn’t [...], During an interview with Wrestling Inc, Karlee Perez (formerly known as Catrina in Lucha Underground and Maxine in WWE) spoke on why WWE exerts such control over their contracted talent. — Taz unveiling the FTW Heavyweight Championship at It Ain't Seinfeld, The FTW Heavyweight Championship was designed, created, and conceived by Taz who also owns the copyright to the design of the title. Who cares? It's worth noting that Brian Cage is scheduled to defend the FTW Championship on AEW Dark this week, so it seems that AEW is actually going to recognize the belt as one of it's championships. [1] The title was used to compensate for storylines that had to be dropped due to injuries. On Night 2 of Fyter Fest, Taz reinstated the belt and awarded the FTW Championship to Brian Cage. Taz presenting it to Brian was a really important part of the presentation. Taz was an unstoppable ass kicker in ECW who rarely lost from 1996 through 1999, so even when Shane Douglas returned, the FTW championship still had value, because Taz was an established badass.
Cageside Seats, for Pro Wrestling and MMA fans, I don’t understand why AEW brought back the FTW championship. If Cage loses to Moxley at Fight for the Fallen, it will quickly show that the FTW title means nothing.

Taz and Al Snow also missed their matches at Wrestlepalooza 1998 due to health problems. Taz has been in … Taz was an unstoppable ass kicker in ECW who rarely lost from 1996 through 1999, so even when Shane Douglas returned, the FTW championship still had value, because Taz was an established badass. The FTW ("Fuck The World") Championship is a professional wrestling championship that originated in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 1998. This is where Heyman's creative genius came through as he made the best of a bad situation. Taz has brought back the iconic FTW Championship. Taz never went into the history of the title, although that history is crucial to understand the angle as to why Cage was now presented with the belt. Taz, who had lost the TV title to Douglas' Triple Threat teammate Bam Bam Bigelow earlier in the year, decided that since neither Douglas nor ECW management wanted to give him a World title shot, he would defend his own title: the FTW title. Bischoff was present for the Inner Circle’s Town Hall segment in which he questioned whether superstar MJF was right for [...], During tonight’s AEW Dynamite on TNT, The Young Bucks made a big announcement regarding their tag team title matchup against FTR at the upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view on November 9.

When Taz aligned with Brian Cage in AEW, he also brought the FTW Championship with him. On the second day of AEW's Fyter Fest, Taz presented his protégé, Brian Cage, with his own World Title: the FTW World Heavyweight championship. The FTW Title even is too much. Shows available are the inaugural Double or Nothing from 2019, ALL OUT 2019, Full Gear 2019, Revolution 2020, [...], During his 83 Weeks podcast, Eric Bischoff spoke about the time Bret Hart said that WCW's locker room was filled with "drug abusers." “Taz actually holds the copyright on the actual design of the belt, which allows him to do whatever he wishes with the design and the FTW intellectual property within professional wrestling. . It doesn't mean anything. "FTW" stickers were strategically placed over the word "Television" in the middle of the belt as well as the United States and United Kingdom flags on the side plates. "Typical of Bret Hart then and now. "Typical of Bret Hart then and now. Maybe AEW is hedging their bets just in case Moxley is unavailable next week? But Cage has barely accomplished anything in AEW. Champ @MrGMSI_BCage?! Taz introduced the championship during a storyline. Smothers had worked for many of the major pro-wrestling promotions across the globe with a run as The Southern Boys and later The Young Pistols in WCW an[...], Oct 27 - NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 15 event is set to be a two-day event, just like it was last year, taking place on January 4th and 5th. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. Despite not being seen in over two decades, the title carries a heavy weight with ECW fans. This was an intentional loss, when he pulled an unconscious Sabu over himself on December 19, 1998 (he was confident that he would defeat Shane Douglas in an upcoming title bout, and thus no longer needed the FTW Heavyweight Championship). Because Douglas' return to the ring was imminent and Taz, therefore, did not need the title anymore. 6 of 6.

That’s why Taz brought back the FTW title and handed it to Cage. Long-time fans may remember that title.