AEW has a LOT of championships currently. For the men, there is the AEW Champion, the TNT Champion, the All-Atlantic Championship, the AEW Tag Team Championship, and the AEW Trios Championship. There are also the Ring of Honor Champions that continuously defend their championships on AEW programming.
Only the AEW Women’s Championship, the TBS Championship, and the Ring of Honor Women’s Championship are defended in AEW. Some may think introducing another championship will upset AEW’s title picture, but the women deserve their own Tag Team Championship. Adding or replacing a men’s championship would assist AEW’s large women’s roster.
According to AEW’s official website, AEW currently has 27 women on its roster. In reality, this number is probably a lot more since there are multiple women that compete frequently for AEW that aren’t listed as an official roster members. Two championships for AT LEAST 27 women is simply not enough. Dynamite and Rampage average one women’s match every event, and they frequently involve champions.
This leaves many women with nothing to do other than continuously compete on Dark and Elevation with the occasional appearance on one of the flagship shows that usually ends in a loss. AEW’s women’s roster is full of extremely talented individuals and they deserve to be showcased more. Adding a women’s tag team championship helps involve more women in the program and tales to engage fans.
There are already multiple women’s tag teams in AEW even if they are not recognized as official tag teams. Kiera Hogan and Leila Gray (or Keira and Red Velvet when Velvet recovers from injury) would be great tag team competitors with Jade Cargill as TBS Champion. Nyla Rose and Emi Sakura have been a solid tag team on Dark and Elevation. Tay Melo and Anna Jay (formerly TayJay) are notable members of the Jericho Appreciation Society.
Tay and Anna haven’t teamed up since joining JAS, but if they had a championship to win, JAS would be on their side. Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter are another women’s duo with championship potential, despite their uncertain connection.
There are many other teams that could form with a tag team championship, and I’m sure I’m missing others. However, it indicates that an AEW Women’s Tag Team Championship would be acceptable in the present division. Aside from increasing women’s TV time, a few adjustments are needed.
AEW has had a women’s tag team tournament in 2020, so another with a new championship would be straightforward. If the AEW women had their own weekly show, I could launch a new championship more easily. Three women’s titles shouldn’t be an issue, considering WWE has five (including NXT).
I would also go as far as to say that AEW should have introduced the women’s tag championships instead of an All-Atlantic Championship. Or at least allowing women to be a part of Trios teams to compete for the Trios Championship (The Butcher, the Blade, and the Bunny immediately came to mind). Overall, I love AEW, but steps need to be taken to properly showcase their women’s division. Introducing a tag team title and providing women with their own weekly program spotlighting the company’s women.