All Elite Wrestling has been on a roll over the last few months, but the company is still establishing itself, and it’s sports-centric approach to wrestling.
One of the things that the company plans to do is implement rankings for their wrestlers, an Cody Rhodes recently told WrestleZone that the rankings will be introduced on the Friday before Full Gear on November 9.
“On the Friday before Full Gear, I think we’re going to put our first-ever ‘Top Fives’ and [that] should become a weekly thing. This isn’t just broadcast this is also social, just like with college football and the AP Poll, you get your Top 20. Sometimes a guy who is 5-0 is not ranked in the top three because the quality of wins, the softness of the schedule and it’s fun because in college football people argue over—especially when we get near the playoffs—people ‘should, should they not’ [get in].” Cody said. “PAC right now has these great wins over Hangman Page and Kenny Omega, he’s essentially Ohio State for us at this point. There’s gotta be a title shot in his future, and there is if he keeps winning and keeps going, but I believe before Full Gear we’ll have our Top Five for women, for tags and for singles and now that we have more and more every week it helps us so much from data.
Cody went on to say that the people who are winning the matches will be the ones getting title shots.
“I’ve expanded—to be fair, Kevin Sullivan’s expanded the lower thirds on talent so you can see their records. We want their records to be more present because Jim Ross is talking about them, Tony Schiavone is talking about them. Once we get a few more wins, a few more losses, a few more draws, whatever they may be, it really helps create that tapestry for us which is something we promised and it wasn’t just a campaign promise. Sports-centric, the guys winning the matches are the guys getting the title matches.”
Cody Rhodes is currently set to challenge Chris Jericho for the AEW World Title at Full Gear on November 9. Will you be watching? Sound off in the comments below.