Report: Why AEW Levelled Up The International Title Revealed

AEW have increased the importance of the International Title

The International Championship has had a short but intense life in All Elite Wrestling, having already undergone a name change and establishing an air of prestige in a little under a year.

The title - formerly the All-Atlantic Championship - is now seen by many as the number two men’s singles title in AEW, surpassing the TNT Championship, with champion Orange Cassidy regularly defending the strap across AEW TV.

A report from PWInsider suggests that the title’s standing is no accident, with it believed that AEW sought to boost the reputation of the championship with a view to having it regularly defended on the upcoming AEW Collision TV show. The report goes on to suggest that the title won’t be exclusive to the upcoming Saturday night live show, but will be seen as important enough to be a top title no matter where it appears.

Introduced in the run-up to AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door I in June 2022, the inaugural All-Atlantic Champion was PAC, who defeated Clark Connors, Miro, and Malakai Black for the strap at the historic crossover show. The title was renamed to the AEW International Championship in March 2023, partway through Orange Cassidy’s run.

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