When Brian Cage enters the ring at next week’s AEW Fight For The Fallen special event, he will do so as the FTW Champion of the world.
Taz’s huge announcement took place on FYTER FEST Night Two on Wednesday evening, and saw him reveal the debut of his FTW Championship from the original ECW, which he immediately awarded to Brian Cage.
Featured below is an excerpt from my report for the night two special edition of AEW FYTER FEST:
Now we head to Tony Schiavone in the ring who introduces Taz and Brian Cage as it is now time for Taz’s major announcement, which Tony Khan guaranteed leading into tonight’s show would “send shockwaves throughout the pro wrestling industry.”
Taz comes to the ring as fire and pyro explodes, with a shirtless Cage accompanying him. Taz enters the ring with his trademark orange towel over his shoulder, but he’s also holding something in his hands that is covered up. Schiavone asks what it is right off the bat.
Taz then goes to talk about how next week at AEW Fight For The Fallen, Brian Cage vs. Jon Moxley is scheduled to take place with Moxley putting his AEW World Championship on-the-line against Cage. Taz says that brings him to his point.
He goes on to address what is in his hands. He uncovers what is in his hands and that is this — the FTW Championship.
Taz says no promotion has ever officially recognized this title but the fans have, and they recognize it as the symbol of the baddest son of a bitch in the business. He says his man, Brian Cage, will be awarded this now and will head into AEW Fight For The Fallen as the new FTW Championship.
Taz calls this move “some renegade sh*t.” He then asks, “Who better than The Machine?” to conclude his promo while addressing Jon Moxley directly into the camera with his final words before the AEW Fight For The Fallen main event. After this, we head to a commercial break.
Watch video footage of the Taz huge announcement / FTW Championship debut segment from AEW FYTER FEST Night Two below.
— All Elite Wrestling on TNT (@AEWonTNT) July 9, 2020
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