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AEW delights fans by announcing big change for 2024

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AEW delights fans by bringing rankings backAll Elite Wrestling (AEW)

AEW CEO Tony Khan has announced that the company is bringing back its ranking system for 2024.

Khan made the announcement on Saturday (January 20) following the conclusion of the latest episode of Collision.

Writing on X, Khan said: "The Rankings are coming back to AEW going forward, starting this month!

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"AEW is having a very exciting January, and this is only the beginning of an amazing 2024 for AEW and our fans."

Khan's announcement was met with a positive reception in the comments on his post.

The rankings system takes account of wrestlers' wins and losses in order to determine who gets championship opportunities.

The system was first introduced when AEW was founded in 2019 with the idea that it would give the product a more sports-based feel, with wins and losses mattering.

When the company was in its infancy, then-EVP Cody Rhodes had explained to Variety: "One thing we really strongly want to present is wins and losses mattering again in pro wrestling. That takes more than the W and the L column.

"We're talking about percentage of times someone loses to this particular maneuver, percentages against somebody of this height, a whole by-the-numbers approach that really intrigues me.

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"It's not a cornerstone of AEW necessarily but it's a great peripheral element we're working on and that's going to be exclusive to us."

The rankings were quietly dropped by AEW IN 2022, with Khan saying he was "re-evaluating" the system.

However, in recent months, fans have been clamouring for the rankings to return, especially as AEW moved towards a more WWE-like product.

Are you happy to see the return of the rankings system? Let us know over on X @digitalspywwe.

Catch AEW Dynamite live every Thursday at 1am in the UK, Rampage every Saturday at 3am, and Collision every Sunday at 1am on TrillerTV with an AEW Plus subscription. US customers can also watch Dynamite on TBS and Rampage and Collision on TNT, and in the UK, AEW repeats air on ITV4.

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