That’s the main point. Titles are often the centerpiece of a wrestling promotion because everyone understands how they work. A championship is the kind of thing that tells a fan who is the best wrestler around and one of them changing hands can make a huge difference. That was the case again this weekend, as several titles changed hands on a single night.
AEW held its Forbidden Door event on Sunday night and multiple titles changed hands. First up, FTR won the IWGP Tag Team Titles by defeating Roppongi Vice and reigning champions the United Empire. FTR also retained their Ring Of Honor Tag Team Titles in the process. Next, Pac became the inaugural All-Atlantic Champion by defeating Malakai Black, Clark Connors and Miro in a four way match.
Finally, Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event to win the inaugural Interim AEW World Title. AEW Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa, IWGP United States Champion Will Ospreay and IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White all retained their titles throughout the night.
Opinion: This is the slate of results that you need from a show like this one. Title changes make a show feel important, as without them, you don’t have much of anything. Multiple changes make the show feel important, though it is nice to have some of the champions hold onto their titles. What matters the most is that this was a heck of a show and seems to be quite the success, at least from a quality perspective.
What do you think of the title changes? Which new reign will be the most successful? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
Keep up with the LATEST WRESTLING RUMORS! Click here to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter, delivered right to your inbox.
The post A Big Night: Multiple New Champions Crowned At AEW Forbidden Door appeared first on WrestlingRumors.net.