If you ask Darby Allin, the TNT Championship has gone down in value within the last year.
The charismatic AEW performer shared this opinion on the latest installment of AEW Control Center.
“I’m gonna be honest when I say this,” he started. “To me, the TNT Championship used to mean something. Within the last year, I’ve felt it lost all its value. I remember the people that used to hold it. Guys like Cody, guys like Brodie Lee, myself. Back then, it meant something.”
He continued, “Now, it’s like a hot potato. Honestly, I feel like it’s lost it’s value. So when I say at All Out, I want to put some respect back on that championship’s name, I mean every word of that. Because you got a guy like Christian Cage, for example, walking around saying he’s the champion. Come on, man. We’re not stupid. You’re wasting people’ time. That championship means more than that. Then you got a dinosaur as the champion that never defends it? What are we doing here? What are we doing here?”
Allin went on to explain how he plans to capture the TNT Championship at AEW ALL OUT 2023 and raise its’ stock once again.
“I put out the challenge to Christian Cage. Enough talking,” he said. “If you think you’re a champion, start acting like a champion. I’m gonna kick your ass, and at All Out, I’m gonna take that championship. I don’t care if you think it’s yours, I don’t care if you think it’s Luchasaurus’. It doesn’t matter because at All Out, it’s gonna be mine. I’m gonna put respect back on that championship’s name.”
Check out the complete AEW Control Center video for tonight’s Dynamite in Nashville, TN. via the YouTube player embedded below. H/T to Fightful.com for transcribing the above quotes.
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