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I think people are going to have to come to terms with the fact that Cody, Kenny Omega and The Bucks are going to hold the major AEW championships at some point.
 

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I think people are going to have to come to terms with the fact that Cody, Kenny Omega and The Bucks are going to hold the major AEW championships at some point.
Yeah I mean given the promotion is built on the backs of their popularity it only makes sense. People are always gonna have that negative connotation with the idea that they are putting themselves over though so it's whatever.
 

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Was there a number 1 contendership match I didn't see?

Or do we just drop people in title matches like wwe?
 

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Was there a number 1 contendership match I didn't see?

Or do we just drop people in title matches like wwe?
He has 2 wins and a tie in singles matches. Who else has that record currently? Plus he should pick up a win against Sammy Guevara. There is a whole month of tv to form storylines and I'm sure they will explain everything that people, for some reason, can't figure out on their own.
 

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I dont get why people are judging matchups when they havent even had tv yet? Once they get on tv, then you can judge if they are just throwing matches together randomly.
 

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I think people are going to have to come to terms with the fact that Cody, Kenny Omega and The Bucks are going to hold the major AEW championships at some point.
I think Bucks have to win the first tag titles. They already have their ace, regarded as the best in the world by a lot of people losing a lot of matches.

If Bucks lose, that's 4/5 EVPs & Elite members who've all come into losing big matches. Kenny's redemption arc will save him, but the Bucks are regarded as the best tag team in the world. They need the belts on them to keep that claim. With how talented that tag division is, is very much needed.

Was there a number 1 contendership match I didn't see?

Or do we just drop people in title matches like wwe?
No, based off win/loss records.
 

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Was there a number 1 contendership match I didn't see?

Or do we just drop people in title matches like wwe?
Definitely the latter. I keep hearing about this ranking system but am yet to see one or have it explained to me in a logical way. It would be a million times easier to have a neutral onscreen GM who uses W/L records as a guide.
 

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Definitely the latter. I keep hearing about this ranking system but am yet to see one or have it explained to me in a logical way. It would be a million times easier to have a neutral onscreen GM who uses W/L records as a guide.
Cody has the best singles record in the company (aside from Jericho). I don't need an onscreen GM to tell me that, it's really obvious.

I'm glad they're assuming their audience have a certain level of intelligence to figure that out.
 

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Definitely the latter. I keep hearing about this ranking system but am yet to see one or have it explained to me in a logical way. It would be a million times easier to have a neutral onscreen GM who uses W/L records as a guide.
Cody has the best W/L record besides Jericho (who is the champion) and Hangman (who just lost his shot at the title).

So, I'm not sure what the confusion is. Cody didn't have to win a Top Contender's match because as of right now he's the only Top Contender in their short existence as of right now. If he loses at Full Gear, we'll go with the next man up based on wins and losses.

Maybe Moxley wins his matches coming up on TV and his match at Full Gear against Kenny. Combine that with his win over Janela at Fyter Fest, he has a good claim to be the next #1 Contender. Maybe PAC keeps winning and he becomes the #1 contender.

Point is, you win, and you're in. And I don't think they need a GM to proclaim that. They can make up a "Championship Committee" or some other off screen authority make the obvious match. Hell, even WWE barely uses an onscreen authority figure to announce matches anymore. They're usually either done on Twitter or when someone challenges someone else.
 

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Cody has the best win loss record. They said from the beginning that this is how they were doing it. It cuts out having to have useless #1 contender matches. If people want a shot they need to stop sucking.

It'll be interesting to see how this works when these stats really start piling up. A guy that gets too far behind could potentially never get a shot. And a guy that's too far ahead might be seen ad nauseum. Hopefully the stats reboot at a certain point. With Tony's football background, I could see that happening.

Anyway, I sincerely doubt Cody wins.
Surely getting title shots wont be based on a wrestlers overall win/loss record but more to do with with who has built up the best win/loss record over a two or three month period and riding momentum rather than the wwe way where a guy can lose a title match at a PPV but then still feature in another title match again on the next PPV.
 

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I don't see the issue with cody being place so highly in aew, he's one of the biggest stars outside of wwe and he has been putting on consistently good matches on aew ppvs, some wrestling fans love finding any old excuse to moan.
 

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Why?

Guys, this is what's going to make AEW different.

So now is about the time where you decide if you want a different wrestling product or if you want WWE lite.

WWE is the company that makes title matches on the basis of who has personal beef with the champion, rather than on the basis of who is the most credible challenger for the champion. WWE will just have Samoa Joe, who is a 50/50 jobber, beat down Kofi after a match and then boom, all of the sudden he's a title contender. No logic and no suspense because Joe has no credibility. That's how WWE "creates a match" through weeks of Will They/Won't They interactions and contrived personal beef

AEW will be the company where records matter. Cody has the best record right now. He's the most credible opponent, so they booked the match. That's how AEW "creates a match". Now Jericho and Cody have a REASON to start interacting and to let their personal feelings bubble to the surface over the course of the next few weeks of building. It's not just going to be some guy bumping into some other guy in the hallway and now they have a PPV match just because they had a personal interaction. The momentum and credibility of the competitors is what determines the matches and the personal animosity comes into focus AFTER the guys have a reason to fight.

To me, this is a breath of fresh air. We know what the title match is, we have a LOGICAL reason for it to be happening, it has continuity with the booking thus far and it gives the wrestlers an actual reason to develop a rivalry. It's closer to sport than soap opera. AEW always said that was the goal and y'all been acting like you wanted that.

Now we find out if you really do. Or if you're too used to the Vince McMahon formula
My post had nothing to do with creating a soap-opera like reason for two people to feud.

I give shit to the WWE when a nº 1 contender come out of nowhere, so I'll do the same with AEW.

Now, as I said, Cody is the right man to go for the title, as he is the top babyface and has a clear record.

They told us, through interviews that wins and losses matter, that they'll have a winning record, etc. Why don't they formally explain it to us in their TV show, why don't they use the tv show to introduce the ranking system that no one really knows how it will work? After that they could (and should) introduce Cody as the nº 1 contender based on said ranking that they have just explained. Than they build the feud up on the following weeks. That way you clear all doubts of your audience and you present your ranking system, not only to your already stablished fanbase, but also to the people that will be exposed to the product for the first time when AEW gets to TV.

The way they did it, it just looks like they dropped the announcement to get early seat buys.

It is not a sin, it just could have been done better.
 
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