Reports circulated this week that AEW is planning to introduce a secondary women’s championship. The ‘TBS Championship’ was reported first by Andrew Zarian from the Mat Men Podcast but further details on this news have emerged from Denise Salcedo.
After the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam show on Wednesday, Denise Salcedo reported that the TBS Championship will serve as a sister title to the AEW TNT Championship, which is currently held by Miro. The title does not have a debut date, but which women could be in contention to be the first TBS champion if the belt is introduced?
The first option for an inaugural TBS champion is ‘The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien’ Kris Statlander. A long-serving member of the AEW’s women's division, Statlander has been a constant contender to the AEW women’s title. She recently faced AEW women’s champion Britt Baker at AEW All Out but she couldn’t quite defeat the champion.
Statlander has combined her impressive character work with her in-ring prowess to become a fan favorite in the women’s division. The TBS Championship is the perfect secondary title for a performer such as Statlander.
Jade Cargill has been a prominent feature in recent weeks on AEW television. She created a partnership with Nyla Rose under the tutelage of Vickie Guerrero and she has tallied up an impressive singles record when featuring on AEW. Cargill has had 15 singles matches during her time with the company, and she has a 100% win rate.
Cargill may be in line for an AEW women’s title shot but with her impressive stature and fearsome demeanor, Cargill seems to be a favorite to become the first TBS champion.
A relative newcomer to the AEW women’s division is Jamie Hayter. The British superstar returned on the August 13th debut episode of AEW Rampage to help Britt Baker. Whilst Britt Baker holds the women’s title, it could be a smart move by AEW to give the secondary title to Hayter. The pair, alongside Reba, could be booked by the company as the next formidable women’s stable with both women’s titles.
Hayter hasn’t featured as prominently as Cargill or Statlander due to the pandemic, however, this title could be used to elevate a new star like the Brit.
Other Possible Options:
Anna Jay, Tay Conti, Red Velvet, Nyla Rose, Ruby Soho, or Riho.
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