AEW Fyter Fest 2020 Takeaways: ‘Hangman’ Page the Next Bret Hart

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2.     FTW Championship Returns

First of all, the FTW Championship:  what does FTW even stand for?  “F The World,” that’s what.  For more information about this amazing piece of wrestling history, Phil Lindsay does an immaculate job of educating us on it here.

Though having only been in the company for about a month, Brian Cage is hardly as worthy of the “F The World” Championship as Taz was in the late 90’s – Taz sawed through every competitor in his path, but the ECW World Champion was hurt, so he created his own title, which would never be recognized by the home of 90’s hardcore wrestling, but it was every bit as credible as the World Title to the fans.

Anyway, considering the genesis of the FTW Championship was so similar to Moxley pulling out of his AEW World Championship defense (to self-quarantine, so, it’s legit), it makes sense that Taz would pull a stunt like this to further the storyline and possibly make the FTW Championship a “thing” like I’m desperately hoping for it to be.

Taz said it goes to “the baddest man in the company” so maybe the title could be defended in Last Man Standing matches only or something along those lines.  Maybe, all matches are No DQ – simple as that.  I just love the idea of a “baddest dude in the business” belt.

Regardless, I’m a mark for championships, in general – I just bought the IWGP World Junior Heavyweight belt from a company based in Pakistan, so I have been waiting for it’s arrival for well over a month (with COVID still in serious effect, I don’t think it’s coming…sad face) – my purchasing blunders aside, I’m excited that the FTW Championship has made its resurgence and can’t wait to see how it’s used in the company moving forward.