Appearing on a recent edition of the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, AEW President Tony Khan discussed Christian Cage claiming the TNT Championship in the face of Luchasaurus’ legitimate status as the actual titleholder.
According to Khan, a decorated veteran like Cage elevates the title by association alone while keeping the championship in the eyes of the public.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On Cage’s upcoming All In performance incorporating the TNT Championship: “I do think it’s going to be a great match. Two rivalries that Darby has had on ‘Dynamite,’ ‘Rampage,’ and ‘Collision’ coming together with Darby’s rivalries with Swerve Strickland, his old friend, and with Christian Cage, the self-proclaimed TNT Champion, the title Darby has held himself on two occasions. Many consider Darby to be the greatest TNT Champion of all time whereas nobody considers Christian Cage to actually be the TNT Champion except Christian himself.”
On Cage contributing to the championship’s standing: “But Christian Cage is definitely one of the greatest wrestlers in the world and in a bizarre way, having such a great wrestler carrying around the championship, whether he deserves it or not, has brought prestige back to the championship, whether he meant to do it that way or not. When you see a big name star like Christian Cage with a belt, whether he deserves to be the one holding it or not, I do think it has brought even more prestige to the championship.”