|AEW International Championship|
|Promotion||All Elite Wrestling|
|Date established||June 8, 2022|
|Current champion(s)||Orange Cassidy|
|Date won||October 12, 2022|
The AEW International Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It is a secondary championship for male wrestlers, and unlike AEW's other titles, which are almost exclusively defended on AEW programming, the International Championship can also be defended in other promotions globally. The current champion is Orange Cassidy, who is in his first reign, which is the longest reign for the title. He won the title as the All-Atlantic Championship by defeating Pac on the October 12, 2022, episode of Dynamite.
Established as the AEW All-Atlantic Championship on June 8, 2022, the title was created to represent AEW's fans from around the world, but with no particular focus on the Atlantic Ocean or countries surrounding it. The inaugural champion was Pac. Since its establishment, the title has been defended in the Revolution Pro Wrestling and Over the Top Wrestling promotions, although most of its defenses have occurred in AEW, the latter of which has included defenses against wrestlers from New Japan Pro-Wrestling. On March 15, 2023, the title was rebranded as the AEW International Championship.
On the June 8, 2022, episode of Dynamite, the American professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) unveiled the AEW All-Atlantic Championship to be a secondary championship for the men's division. Despite its name seemingly centering on countries around the Atlantic Ocean, the company announced that the championship "[represented] the AEW fans watching around the world in over 130 countries". The inaugural champion was crowned in a four-way match which was held at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view event on June 26, which was co-produced with the Japanese promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). To determine the competitors in the four-way, six qualifying matches were held. Three of these featured wrestlers from AEW with the three winners advancing to the four-way match. The other three qualifying matches were held between four wrestlers from NJPW in a single-elimination tournament fashion. The winners of NJPW's preliminary qualifiers faced off and the winner of that match advanced to the four-way match at Forbidden Door. On the AEW side, Pac, Miro, and Malakai Black won their qualifiers; on the NJPW side, Tomohiro Ishii qualified but suffered a left knee injury and had to be replaced with the runner-up, Clark Connors. At Forbidden Door, Pac became the inaugural champion by submitting Connors.
In an interview with Robbie Fox on the My Mom's Basement podcast, AEW president Tony Khan confirmed that the championship would be defended differently than the company's other titles. Khan said that holders of the All-Atlantic Championship would defend the title internationally in other promotions, in addition to AEW. This interview came shortly after Pac defended the title at a Revolution Pro Wrestling event, which was later shown on AEW's YouTube show, Dark, on July 12. Pac also defended the title at an Over the Top Wrestling event on July 22.
On the March 8, 2023, episode of Dynamite, Tony Khan announced that Orange Cassidy's defense of the title that night was the final as the AEW All-Atlantic Championship. The following week on March 15, in celebration of the release of the Warner Bros. film Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the title was rebranded as the AEW International Championship due to AEW's broadcast partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery. At the time, AEW had considered this to be a new title, with Cassidy regarded as the final All-Atlantic Champion and inaugural International Champion, but the title history was later amended to show that it is the same championship with Cassidy's reign as one continuous reign from when he originally defeated Pac for the title.
New Japan Road
(June 20, 2022)
(June 8, 15, and 22, 2022)
New Japan Road
(June 21, 2022)
(June 26, 2022)
Ron Edwardsen of Red Leather Belts designed the championship belt. At the top of the center plate is AEW's logo, while at the center of the plate is a globe with flags representing six countries: Mexico, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Japan. Originally, the banner above the globe read "All-Atlantic", but this was changed to "International" with the championship's rebranding on March 15, 2023. Another banner below the globe reads "Champion". Sitting on each side of the center plate are two side plates. The inner side plates include AEW's logo over a globe, while the outer side plates feature two wrestlers grappling. Filigree fills in the rest of each plate.
As of August 5, 2023, there have been two reigns between two champions. Pac was the inaugural champion and he has the shortest reign at 108 days. Orange Cassidy's ongoing reign is the longest reign at 297+ days. Pac was also the youngest champion when he won the title at 35, while Cassidy is the oldest at 38.
Orange Cassidy is the current champion in his first reign. He defeated Pac on October 12, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during Dynamite. During Cassidy's reign on March 15, 2023, the title was rebranded as the AEW International Championship.
|AEW All-Atlantic Championship||June 8, 2022 – March 15, 2023|
|AEW International Championship||March 15, 2023 – present|
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Pac||June 26, 2022||AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door||Chicago, IL||1||108||Defeated Clark Connors, Malakai Black, and Miro in a four-way tournament final to become the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion.|||
|2||Orange Cassidy||October 12, 2022||Dynamite||Toronto, ON, Canada||1||297+||The title was rebranded as the AEW International Championship on March 15, 2023.|||