It had been a rumor for a long time but now it is finally a reality. The AEW World Trios Championship has finally arrived. An upcoming tournament set to crown the inaugural champions is set to conclude this September at All Out in Chicago.
After months of rumors and speculation, the AEW World Trios Championships were finally revealed on the July 27th episode of AEW Dynamite. These titles should serve as a chance for other wrestlers in AEW to shine as a champion. However, it is very important who the first champions are. When introducing a new title into the company, you instantly want it to mean something to win it. The championships need to be held by three superstars that will instantly give them prestige.
The AEW roster is filled with multiple teams and trios that are already prepared to stand out. There are plenty of choices to even fill the bracket of trios in the tournament. However, there are a few teams that stand out among the rest of the choices. Unfortunately, that means a few teams I personally want on the list aren’t even going to make it like The Best Friends and The Gunn Club or would be great future champions but not the first. The inaugural champions need to be the team to stand out and be the ones to beat in the tournament. These three teams would instantly make the AEW World Trios Championships a big deal in the company.
3. The House of Black (Malakai Black, Brody King, & Buddy Matthews)
When you take a glance at the teams and stables that could possibly be in contention for these titles, The House of Black clearly stands out among the names on the list. Once Malakai Black debuted in AEW, he soon started to gain followers. He first recruited the massive destroyer, Brody King. He was soon joined by a rival from his past who turned into a member of The House of Black the moment he joined AEW, Buddy Matthews. The three made a powerful force to be reckoned with. The group has recently been topped off by recruiting Julia Hart into their ranks.
The team is among the top threats in the company. All of the members have been finding success as a team and on their own. Just a few weeks ago, Brody King won the first ever Royal Rampage match to earn a shot to fight Jon Moxley for the interim AEW World Championship. Despite coming up short in the title match, Brody showed that he was a serious threat. The three men together would be a tough challenge for any team to stand a chance against. If the House of Black is in the tournament, they will be clear favorites to win the whole thing.
2. “Hangman” Adam Page & The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson)
Although, rumor has it that Tony Khan wanted Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks to fight for the trios titles. Even though Omega is still out injured, there is still a partner for the Young Buck For the past few weeks on the Being The Elite YouTube channel and even on AEW programming, a potential meeting has been teased between The Young Bucks and “Hangman” Adam Page. A few weeks ago, Matt Jackson would write an emotional message to try and reconcile with Page. However, Jackson decided not to send the message and deleted it.
Recently, on the Fight for the Fallen edition of “AEW Dynamite,” The Young Bucks were talking backstage about the new AEW World Trios Championships whenever they would run into “Hangman” Adam Page. They began to finally talk to each other before they were interrupted by The Dark Order. The Young Bucks walked away but there is still hope that they can continue their conversation. If they can get back on the same page for the upcoming tournament, they would be one of, if not the only, team that has held trio titles as former ROH Six Man Tag Team Champions.
1. The Undisputed Elite (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, & Bobby Fish)
In my opinion, the most obvious choice for the inaugural champions has to be The Undisputed Elite. Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, and Bobby Fish, as a team, have been one of the biggest threats in wrestling for the past five years. They have been together, for the most part, since their debut on August 19, 2017, at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn III. As The Undisputed Era during their time as WWE employees, they dominated NXT for four years winning every possible championship they were eligible to compete for. Unfortunately, the group disbanded in 2021 as Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly engaged in a feud.
They were once the biggest threat in NXT as a stable. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find the same success on their own. By the end of 2021, all three men had been released from their contracts. The only member of The Undisputed Era that the WWE still employs is Roderick Strong, who is still fighting for his solo success in NXT. Since then, the original three members of the stable have all signed with AEW. Once Kyle O’Reilly debuted on December 22nd, 2021, they were complete again, and fans were already murmuring about them holding the then rumored AEW World Trios Championships.
Since coming back together in AEW, they have not missed a beat as a team. They are back to being undisputed as ever before. Both Kyle O’Reilly and Adam Cole have been able to fight for world championships as part of the roster. The three were all set back by injuries around the same time. However, they are scheduled to return on the upcoming episode of Dynamite, just in time to be a part of the tournament. They have spent years working hard to become one of the top stables in the business. It would be their biggest honor to date to hold the AEW World Trios Championships as a team.