Darby Allin Criticises TNT Title – “It’s Like A Hot Potato”

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Darby Allin believes the TNT Championship has changed too many times recently.

In the past 12 months, there have been 8 separate reigns with the title, averaging 45 days per reign.

As of the championship’s inception on May 23rd 2020 at Double or Nothing, the average reign for each of the 19 title holders has been approximately 62 days.

There was a time when the secondary Men’s Championship had reigns that lasted more than 100 days, with Allin being one of the select few who has achieved this milestone. Speaking on the AEW Control Center build-up ahead of Dynamite, the former champion stated that he is not a fan of what the title has now become:

“I’m gonna be honest when I say this: to me, the TNT Championship used to mean something,” Allin said. “Within the last year, I felt like 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. Now, it’s like a hot potato.”

Allin further continued his criticism by directing it at the current champion, having issues with the fact that Christian Cage keeps possession of the championship even though he is not the rightful holder:

“You got a guy like Christian Cage, for example, walking around like he’s the champion,” Allin continued. “We’re not stupid. You’re wasting people’s time. That championship means more than that. And then you got a dinosaur as the champion that never defends it? What are we doing here?”

Darby Allin To Challenge For TNT Championship

Darby Allin is the only member of the roster to have a match confirmed for AEW All In and All Out. Seven days after teaming with Sting in a Tag Team Coffin match against Swerve Strickland and AR Fox, the daredevil will get an opportunity to bring prestige back to the TNT Championship as he faces Luchasaurus in Chicago.

H/t to Wrestling Inc.