AEW Battle of the Belts
AEW Battle of the Belts logo
GenreProfessional wrestling
Created byTony Khan
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes9
Production
ProducerTony Khan
Running time60 minutes
Production companyAll Elite Wrestling
Original release
NetworkTNT
ReleaseJanuary 8, 2022 (2022-01-08) –
present
Related

AEW Battle of the Belts is a series of professional wrestling television specials produced by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The one-hour specials are broadcast on TNT in the United States and air quarterly throughout the year. The series currently airs on select Saturday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) immediately after AEW's regular Saturday program, Collision; the series originally aired on select Saturday nights at 8 p.m. ET, but was moved to Fridays at 11 p.m. ET beginning with the fourth episode before its move back to Saturdays with the seventh episode. Battle of the Belts premiered with a live episode on January 8, 2022. The ninth and most recent special aired live on January 13, 2024.

The theme of the show is that all matches are contested for professional wrestling championships. Thus far, seven of AEW's nine championships have been defended on the specials, as well as three championships from AEW's sister promotion Ring of Honor (ROH). These include the AEW Women's World Championship, the AEW TNT Championship, the AEW TBS Championship, the AEW International Championship, the AEW World Tag Team Championship, the AEW World Trios Championship, the FTW Championship, the ROH World Championship, the ROH World Television Championship, and the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

History

In May 2021, the American professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) renegotiated its broadcasting deal with WarnerMedia (now Warner Bros. Discovery), which saw AEW's flagship television program, Wednesday Night Dynamite, move from TNT to TBS in January 2022, while its other weekly program at the time, Friday Night Rampage, remained on TNT.[1][2] Also as part of the deal, AEW agreed to produce four quarterly television specials on TNT that would take place on Saturdays.[1][3] Former AEW executive and wrestler Cody Rhodes said that these specials would be similar to Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling's Clash of the Champions and WWE's Saturday Night's Main Event shows, calling them super events.[4] Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported that the quarterly specials would be one-hour shows, but said they were originally planned to be longer, and also that they would feature pay-per-view caliber cards.[5]

On November 24, 2021, the television special series was announced to be titled Battle of the Belts with the inaugural event scheduled to be held live at 8 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on January 8, 2022, at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tagline was confirmed as "Saturday Fight Night".[6][7] The name "Battle of the Belts" came from a National Wrestling Alliance event held from 1985 to 1987 by the promotion's Florida territory that was operated by Eddie Graham.[6]

AEW President Tony Khan confirmed that due to the show's one-hour length, not all of AEW's championships would be defended on the specials, but their goal was to put on great championship matches.[8] On the day of the inaugural event, Khan revealed that matches for the January 11 episode of their YouTube show, Dark, were scheduled to be taped before the Battle of the Belts I live broadcast, with all other AEW champions participating in these Dark matches.[9]

On February 15, 2022, AEW announced that Battle of the Belts II would be taped on April 15 at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas,[10] which aired on tape delay the next day on April 16.[11] After Tony Khan's purchase of Ring of Honor (ROH) in March 2022, the ROH World Championship was scheduled to be defended at Battle of the Belts II, the first non-AEW championship defended on the series.[12]

On August 4, 2022, Battle of the Belts IV was announced to be held on Friday, October 7 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. As Battle of the Belts was established as a Saturday night television special, it was expected that Battle of the Belts IV would air on tape delay the next day on October 8.[13] However, due to WWE's Extreme Rules pay-per-view airing that night, Battle of the Belts IV was instead scheduled to air live on October 7 at 11 p.m. ET right after the live broadcast of Rampage to avoid counter programming against WWE. Due to its Friday scheduling, its tagline was changed to "Friday Fight Night". This was also the first Battle of the Belts episode to not include matches for either the AEW Women's World Championship or AEW TNT Championship, but it did include an ROH World Tag Team Championship match.[14]

On November 2, 2022, it was announced that the Battle of the Belts series would continue with Battle of the Belts V scheduled to air live on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.[15] Despite the addition of Saturday Night Collision to AEW's weekly lineup, which premiered on June 17, 2023, Khan confirmed that Battle of the Belts would continue, although its future on TNT was uncertain.[16] On July 4, 2023, PWInsider reported that the show would remain on TNT with Battle of the Belts VII scheduled to be held on July 15 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at 10 p.m ET after the live broadcast of Collision on TNT. This in turn returned the special to Saturday nights and also marked the first Battle of the Belts to be held outside of the United States.[17]

Battle of the Belts VIII, which took place live on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at 10 p.m. ET on TNT at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, was the first Battle of the Belts to have four matches on the card; all previous episodes only had three. It would also be the first episode to include defenses of the AEW World Trios Championship and the ROH World Television Championship.[18]

Events

Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref
Battle of the Belts I January 8, 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina Bojangles Coliseum Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) vs. Riho for the AEW Women's World Championship [19]
Battle of the Belts II April 15, 2022
(aired April 16, 2022)
Garland, Texas Curtis Culwell Center Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Nyla Rose for the AEW Women's World Championship [10][11]
Battle of the Belts III August 5, 2022
(aired August 6, 2022)
Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Konosuke Takeshita for the ROH World Championship [20]
Battle of the Belts IV October 7, 2022 Washington, D.C. Entertainment and Sports Arena FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c) vs. Gates of Agony (Toa Liona and Kaun) for the ROH World Tag Team Championship [21]
Battle of the Belts V January 6, 2023 Portland, Oregon Veterans Memorial Coliseum Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Kip Sabian for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship [15]
Battle of the Belts VI April 7, 2023 Kingston, Rhode Island Ryan Center The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) (c) vs. Q. T. Marshall and Powerhouse Hobbs for the ROH World Tag Team Championship [22]
Battle of the Belts VII July 15, 2023 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Scotiabank Saddledome Luchasaurus (c) vs. Shawn Spears for the AEW TNT Championship [17]
Battle of the Belts VIII October 21, 2023 Memphis, Tennessee FedExForum The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) and Billy Gunn (c) vs. Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, and Daniel Garcia for the AEW World Trios Championship [23]
Battle of the Belts IX January 13, 2024 Norfolk, Virginia Chartway Arena Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Preston Vance for the AEW International Championship [24]
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Results

Battle of the Belts I

Battle of the Belts I
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateJanuary 8, 2022
CityCharlotte, North Carolina
VenueBojangles Coliseum
Tagline(s)Saturday Fight Night
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II

Battle of the Belts I took place on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event aired live at 8 p.m. ET on TNT. In the main event, Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. defeated Riho to retain the AEW Women's World Championship. On the undercard, Ricky Starks defeated Matt Sydal to retain the FTW Championship and in the opening bout, Sammy Guevara defeated Dustin Rhodes to become the interim AEW TNT Champion; Guevara was originally scheduled to face lineal champion Cody Rhodes for the title, however, Cody was pulled due to COVID-19-related issues.[19]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[19]
1Sammy Guevara defeated Dustin Rhodes (with Arn Anderson) by pinfallSingles match for the interim AEW TNT Championship[25]16:15
2Ricky Starks (c) (with Powerhouse Hobbs) defeated Matt Sydal by pinfallSingles match for the FTW Championship[26]9:00
3Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (c) (with Rebel and Jamie Hayter) defeated Riho by submissionSingles match for the AEW Women's World Championship[27]12:47
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts II

Battle of the Belts II
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateApril 15, 2022
(aired April 16, 2022)
CityGarland, Texas
VenueCurtis Culwell Center
Tagline(s)Saturday Fight Night
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I
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Battle of the Belts II was taped on April 15, 2022, at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.[10] It aired on tape delay the next day on Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.[11] In the main event, Thunder Rosa retained the AEW Women's World Championship against Nyla Rose. On the undercard, Jonathan Gresham defeated Dalton Castle to retain the ROH World Championship and in the opening bout, Sammy Guevara defeated Scorpio Sky to win the AEW TNT Championship for a record-tying third time.[28]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[28]
1Sammy Guevara (with Tay Conti) defeated Scorpio Sky (c) (with Dan Lambert and Ethan Page) by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TNT Championship[29]12:45
2Jonathan Gresham (c) defeated Dalton Castle by submissionSingles match for the ROH World Championship[29]10:35
3Thunder Rosa (c) defeated Nyla Rose by pinfallSingles match for the AEW Women's World Championship[29]14:10
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts III

Battle of the Belts III
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateAugust 5, 2022
(aired August 6, 2022)
CityGrand Rapids, Michigan
VenueVan Andel Arena
Tagline(s)Saturday Fight Night
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II
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IV

Battle of the Belts III was taped on August 5, 2022, at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.[20] It aired on tape delay the next day on Saturday, August 6 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.[30][31] In the main event, Claudio Castagnoli retained the ROH World Championship against Konosuke Takeshita. On the undercard, Thunder Rosa defeated Jamie Hayter to retain the AEW Women's World Championship and in the opening bout, Wardlow defeated Jay Lethal to retain the AEW TNT Championship.[32]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[32]
1Wardlow (c) defeated Jay Lethal (with Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh) by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TNT Championship[33]7:21
2Thunder Rosa (c) (with Toni Storm) defeated Jamie Hayter (with Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. and Rebel) by pinfallSingles match for the AEW Women's World Championship[33]11:31
3Claudio Castagnoli (c) (with William Regal) defeated Konosuke Takeshita by pinfallSingles match for the ROH World Championship[33]19:59
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts IV

Battle of the Belts IV
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateOctober 7, 2022
CityWashington, D.C.
VenueEntertainment and Sports Arena
Tagline(s)Friday Fight Night
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III
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V

Battle of the Belts IV took place on Friday, October 7, 2022, at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. As Battle of the Belts was established as a Saturday night television special, it was expected that Battle of the Belts IV would air on tape delay the next day on October 8; however, to avoid counter programming against WWE's Extreme Rules pay-per-view that night, Battle of the Belts IV was scheduled to air live on October 7 at 11 p.m. ET on TNT immediately after the live broadcast of AEW's regular Friday program, Rampage.[13][34][35] In the main event, FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) defeated Gates of Agony (Toa Liona and Kaun) to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship. On the undercard, Jade Cargill defeated Willow Nightingale to retain the AEW TBS Championship, and in the opening bout, Pac defeated Trent Beretta to retain the AEW All-Atlantic Championship.[21]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[21]
1Pac (c) defeated Trent Beretta by pinfallSingles match for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship[35]14:25
2Jade Cargill (c) defeated Willow Nightingale by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TBS Championship[35]7:30
3FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (c) defeated Gates of Agony (Toa Liona and Kaun) by pinfallTag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship[35]13:26
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts V

Battle of the Belts V
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateJanuary 6, 2023
CityPortland, Oregon
VenueVeterans Memorial Coliseum
Tagline(s)Friday Fight Night
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IV
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VI

Battle of the Belts V took place on Friday, January 6, 2023, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. The show aired live at 11 p.m. ET on TNT immediately following the live broadcast of AEW's regular Friday program, Rampage.[36] In the main event, Orange Cassidy defeated Kip Sabian to retain the AEW All-Atlantic Championship. On the undercard, Jade Cargill defeated Skye Blue to retain the AEW TBS Championship and in the opening bout, The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) defeated Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal in a No Holds Barred tag team match to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.[37]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[37]
1The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) (c) defeated Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal by pinfallNo Holds Barred tag team match for the AEW World Tag Team Championship[38]10:52
2Jade Cargill (c) defeated Skye Blue by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TBS Championship[38]9:13
3Orange Cassidy (c) defeated Kip Sabian by pinfallSingles match for the AEW All-Atlantic Championship[38]16:44
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts VI

Battle of the Belts VI
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateApril 7, 2023
CityKingston, Rhode Island
VenueRyan Center
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V
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Battle of the Belts VI took place on Friday, April 7, 2023, at the Ryan Center in Kingston, Rhode Island. The show aired live at 11 p.m. ET on TNT immediately following the live broadcast of AEW's regular Friday program, Rampage.[22] In the main event, The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fénix) defeated Q. T. Marshall and Powerhouse Hobbs to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship. On the undercard, Jade Cargill defeated Billie Starkz to retain the AEW TBS Championship, and in the opening bout, Orange Cassidy defeated Dralístico to retain the AEW International Championship (formerly All-Atlantic Championship).[39]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[39]
1Orange Cassidy (c) (with Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) defeated Dralístico (with José the Assistant, Preston Vance, and Rush) by pinfallSingles match for the AEW International Championship10:47
2Jade Cargill (c) defeated Billie Starkz by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TBS Championship[38]8:34
3The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) (c) (with Alex Abrahantes) defeated Q. T. Marshall and Powerhouse Hobbs (with Aaron Solo and Harley Cameron) by pinfallTag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship14:41
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts VII

Battle of the Belts VII
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateJuly 15, 2023
CityCalgary, Alberta, Canada
VenueScotiabank Saddledome
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VI
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VIII

Battle of the Belts VII took place on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, marking the first Battle of the Belts to be held outside of the United States. This episode returned the special to Saturday nights and aired live at 10 p.m. ET on TNT immediately after the live broadcast of AEW's regular Saturday program, Collision.[17] In the main event, Luchasaurus defeated Shawn Spears to retain the AEW TNT Championship. On the undercard, Toni Storm defeated Taya Valkyrie to retain the AEW Women's World Championship, and in the opening bout, Orange Cassidy defeated Lance Archer to retain the AEW International Championship. Due to inclement weather that caused satellite issues in Calgary, the conclusion of the Women's World Championship match was not broadcast. After the signal was restored, the announcers informed the television audience of the result, and showed a replay of the finish.[40]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[40]
1Orange Cassidy (c) defeated Lance Archer (with Jake "The Snake" Roberts) by countoutSingles match for the AEW International Championship10:20
2Toni Storm (c) (with Ruby Soho) defeated Taya Valkyrie by pinfallSingles match for the AEW Women's World Championship11:15
3Luchasaurus (c) (with Christian Cage) defeated Shawn Spears by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TNT Championship9:15
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts VIII

Battle of the Belts VIII
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateOctober 21, 2023
CityMemphis, Tennessee
VenueFedExForum
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Battle of the Belts VIII took place on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. The show aired live at 10 p.m. ET on TNT immediately after the live broadcast of AEW's regular Saturday program, Collision.[23] While all past Battle of the Belts episodes featured three matches per card, Battle of the Belts VIII had four matches. In the main event, The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) and Billy Gunn defeated Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, and Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW World Trios Championship. On the undercard, Kris Statlander defeated Willow Nightingale to retain the AEW TBS Championship, Samoa Joe defeated Tony Nese to retain the ROH World Television Championship, and in the opening bout, Orange Cassidy defeated John Silver to retain the AEW International Championship.[18]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[44]
1Orange Cassidy (c) defeated John Silver (with Alex Reynolds) by pinfallSingles match for the AEW International Championship[41][42]9:31
2Samoa Joe (c) defeated Tony Nese (with "Smart" Mark Sterling) by pinfallSingles match for the ROH World Television Championship1:17
3Kris Statlander (c) defeated Willow Nightingale by pinfallSingles match for the AEW TBS Championship[41]10:21
4Billy Gunn and The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) (c) defeated Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, and Angelo Parker (with Anna Jay) by pinfallSix-man tag team match for the AEW World Trios Championship[43]10:44
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

Battle of the Belts IX

Battle of the Belts IX
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
DateJanuary 13, 2024
CityNorfolk, Virginia
VenueChartway Arena
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Battle of the Belts IX took place on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The show aired live at 10 p.m. ET on TNT immediately after the live broadcast of AEW's regular Saturday program, Collision.[24] In the main event, Orange Cassidy defeated Preston Vance to retain the AEW International Championship. On the undercard, Julia Hart defeated Anna Jay to retain the AEW TBS Championship, and in the opening bout, Ricky Starks and Big Bill defeated Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara) in a Street Fight to retain the AEW World Tag Team Championship.[45]

No.ResultsStipulationsTimes[45]
1Ricky Starks and Big Bill (c) defeated Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara) by pinfallStreet Fight for the AEW World Tag Team Championship[46]18:15
2Julia Hart (c) defeated Anna Jay by submissionSingles match for the AEW TBS Championship[47]10:16
3Orange Cassidy (c) defeated Preston Vance by pinfallSingles match for the AEW International Championship[48]11:17
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match

See also

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