All Elite Wrestling will crown its first-ever Women’s Champion during their debut on TNT on October 2, according to a statement by Brandi Rhodes.
AEW will officially begin airing on national television from October 2nd, and have already announced several major matches and segments for the show. Brandi Rhodes made the announcement and also expressed her support towards the women’s division of AEW.
WWE has started their own Women’s Revolution in recent times, after treating the female superstars in ‘not so respectful’ ways for several years. Similar to WWE, AEW is looking to build a strong female division to lead the company into the future.
“For many female wrestlers, the opportunity to fight for the title represents the crowning achievement of their careers,” said Rhodes. “The AEW women’s championship will be the cornerstone of the women’s division.”
Brandi Rhodes also talked about creating a proper lineage for the championship, ensuring its prestige and relevance.
“The championship will be treated with the utmost respect and prestige. We hope to inspire future female wrestlers to dream of holding such a meaningful title.”
AEW has presented three shows in the lead-up to their debut on live television, and have one final show to go before they start their weekly programming. All the shows have featured female matches until now, with new stars debuting with each PPV.
The current women’s roster of AEW has Britt Baker, Allie, Leva Bates, Kylie Rae along with Awesome Kong and Aja Kong. They also have a transgender performer in the form of Nyla Rose, along with Brandi Rhodes herself making occasional appearances in the Women’s Division.
AEW’s women roster is looking thin currently and definitely needs some work, but it will improve sooner rather than later. The participants of the match will be announced during the All Out PPV, with the match taking place on the rumored “Wednesday Night Dynamite”.