|AEW World Championship|
|Promotion||All Elite Wrestling|
|Date established||May 25, 2019|
|Current champion(s)||Kenny Omega|
|Date won||December 2, 2020|
The AEW World Championship is a professional wrestling world championship created and promoted by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Unveiled on May 25, 2019, it is the top championship of the promotion. The inaugural champion was Chris Jericho. The current champion is Kenny Omega, who is in his first reign and is the longest reigning champion.
On January 1, 2019, the professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) was founded and its inaugural event, Double or Nothing, was scheduled for May 25. The unveiling of the promotion's world championship was first teased on AEW's YouTube channel on May 22, where actor and comedian Jack Whitehall humorously attempted to reveal the title belt but struggled to get the championship out of its bag. During that same video, Whitehall revealed that the winner of Double or Nothing's Buy In pre-show battle royal, called the Casino Battle Royale, would face the winner of Double or Nothing's main event at a future date to determine the inaugural AEW World Champion. The Casino Battle Royale was won by Adam Page, while Chris Jericho defeated Kenny Omega in the main event, setting up the inaugural championship match. During Double or Nothing, pro wrestling veteran Bret Hart unveiled the AEW World Championship belt.
Shortly after Double or Nothing, the inaugural championship match was scheduled for AEW's event All Out on August 31. At the pay-per-view, Jericho defeated Page in the main event to become the inaugural champion. The following day, it was reported by Tallahassee Police that the physical championship belt was stolen from Jericho's limousine while he was travelling; it was recovered on September 4.
As of October 14, 2021, there have been three reigns between three champions. Chris Jericho was the inaugural champion. Kenny Omega's current reign is the longest at 316+ days, while Jericho's reign is the shortest at 182 days. Jericho is also the oldest champion when he won it at 48 years old while Jon Moxley is the youngest champion at 34 years old.
Kenny Omega is the current in his first reign. He defeated Jon Moxley on the special Winter Is Coming episode of Dynamite on December 2, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida.
|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||Chris Jericho||August 31, 2019||All Out||Hoffman Estates, Illinois||1||182||Defeated "Hangman" Adam Page to become the inaugural champion.|||
|2||Jon Moxley||February 29, 2020||Revolution||Chicago, Illinois||1||277|||
|3||Kenny Omega||December 2, 2020||Dynamite:
Winter Is Coming
Question: Will AEW have weight divisions? Khan: No. I'm not planning on weight divisions. ... I want to have a world championship, and that's going to be the world championship – not the heavyweight [championship].