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All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is an American professional wrestling promotion based in Jacksonville, Florida, and is considered the second largest wrestling promotion in the United States behind WWE. Title reigns are either determined by professional wrestling matches or are awarded to a wrestler as a result of the culmination of various scripted storylines.

There are currently eight championships in AEW. There are four singles championships, one traditional tag team championship, and one six-man tag team championship for male wrestlers, while there are two singles championships for female wrestlers. Championships from AEW's sister promotion Ring of Honor are also currently promoted in AEW; its champions can be found at the Ring of Honor article.

As of January 27, 2023, 11 wrestlers officially hold championships. This list includes the number of times the wrestler has held the title, the date and location of the win, and a description of the winning bout.

Overview

The American professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) promotes several professional wrestling championships for its men's and women's divisions. AEW often broadcasts championship matches on their weekly television programs, Wednesday Night Dynamite and Friday Night Rampage, as well as television specials, including Battle of the Belts. The company also has two supplementary online streaming programs, Dark and Elevation. Major championship defenses also occur at the promotion's periodic pay-per-view events.

Men

Singles

At the top of AEW's championship hierarchy for male wrestlers is the AEW World Championship. It is held by first-time champion MJF, who defeated Jon Moxley at Full Gear on November 19, 2022, in what was MJF's Casino Poker Chip cash-in match.[1]

Secondary titles for male wrestlers include the AEW TNT Championship and the AEW All-Atlantic Championship. The TNT Championship is a television championship that is held by Darby Allin, who is in his second reign. He defeated Samoa Joe on the January 4, 2023, episode of Dynamite.[2] The All-Atlantic Championship has a special attribute in that it can be contested in other promotions outside of AEW. It is held by first-time title holder Orange Cassidy, who defeated Pac on the October 12, 2022, episode of Dynamite.[3]

The FTW Championship is a tertiary title that is promoted as an unsanctioned "renegade" championship. It is held by first-time champion Hook, who defeated Ricky Starks on July 27, 2022, at Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen.[4]

Tag Team

The AEW World Tag Team Championship is AEW's traditional tag team title, being contested by teams of two wrestlers. It is held by The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster), who are in their first reign, both as a team and individually. They defeated Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) on September 21, 2022, at Dynamite: Grand Slam.[5]

The AEW World Trios Championship is a six-man tag team championship, contested by teams of three wrestlers, referred to as trios. It is held by The Elite (Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson), who are in their record-setting second reign, both as a team and individually. They defeated Death Triangle (Pac, Penta El Zero Miedo, and Rey Fénix) in a ladder match on the January 11, 2023, episode of Dynamite; this was also the seventh and final match in a Best of Seven Series series for the title.[6]

Women

At the top of AEW's championship hierarchy for female wrestlers is the AEW Women's World Championship. It is held by first-time champion Jamie Hayter, who initially won the interim championship by defeating Toni Storm at Full Gear on November 19, 2022. She was later declared the official champion on the November 23 episode of Dynamite after Thunder Rosa relinquished the lineal championship, as she was not able to defend the lineal title due to a back injury incurred in late August; Storm's interim reign was also retroactively made an official reign.[7]

The secondary title for female wrestlers is the AEW TBS Championship, which is also a television championship. It is held by Jade Cargill, who defeated Ruby Soho in a tournament final to become the inaugural champion on January 5, 2022, on the TBS debut of Dynamite.[8]

Current champions

Men's division

Singles

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref.
AEW World Championship
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MJF 1 November 19, 2022 69 Newark, NJ Defeated Jon Moxley at Full Gear.
[a]
[9]
AEW TNT Championship
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Darby Allin 2 January 4, 2023 23 Seattle, WA Defeated Samoa Joe on Dynamite. [10]
AEW All-Atlantic Championship
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Orange Cassidy 1 October 12, 2022 107 Toronto, ON, Canada Defeated Pac on Dynamite. [11]
FTW Championship
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Hook 1 July 27, 2022 184 Worcester, MA Defeated Ricky Starks at Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen. [12]

Tag Team

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref.
AEW World Tag Team Championship
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The Acclaimed
(Anthony Bowens and Max Caster)
1 September 21, 2022 128 Queens, NY Defeated Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) at Dynamite: Grand Slam. [13]
AEW World Trios Championship
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The Elite
(Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson)
2 January 11, 2023 16 Inglewood, CA Defeated Death Triangle (Pac, Penta El Zero M, and Rey Fénix) in a ladder match on Dynamite; this was also the seventh and final match in a Best of Seven Series for the title. [14]

Women's division

Championship Current champion Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref.
AEW Women's World Championship Jamie Hayter 1 November 19, 2022 69 Newark, NJ Defeated Toni Storm at Full Gear to initially become interim champion. After lineal champion Thunder Rosa relinquished her title due to an injury incurred in late August, Hayter was declared the official champion on the November 23, 2022, episode of Dynamite; Storm's interim reign was also retroactively made an official reign. [9]
AEW TBS Championship
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Jade Cargill 1 January 5, 2022 387 Newark, NJ Defeated Ruby Soho in a tournament final to become the inaugural champion on the TBS debut of Dynamite. [15]

Other accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest winner Date won Location Notes Ref.
Casino Battle Royale (men) Kyle O'Reilly June 8, 2022 Independence, Missouri Last eliminated Wheeler Yuta on Dynamite to win, earning the right to face Jon Moxley later in the evening for an Interim AEW World Championship match at AEW×NJPW: Forbidden Door. [16]
Casino Battle Royale (women) Ruby Soho September 5, 2021 Chicago, Illinois Last eliminated Thunder Rosa at All Out to win, earning an AEW Women's World Championship match. [17]
Casino Ladder match MJF September 4, 2022 Chicago, Illinois Defeated Andrade El Idolo, Claudio Castagnoli, Dante Martin, Penta El Zero Miedo, Rey Fenix, Rush and Wheeler Yuta at All Out, earning an AEW World Championship match. [18]
Casino Tag Team Royale The Young Bucks
(Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
March 3, 2022 Jacksonville, Florida Matt won by last eliminating Darius Martin of Top Flight on Dynamite, earning himself and Nick an AEW World Tag Team Championship match. [19]
Dynamite Diamond Ring MJF December 15, 2021 Garland, Texas Defeated Dante Martin by submission at Winter Is Coming to win the ring after co-winning the Dynamite Dozen Battle Royale with Martin on Dynamite. This makes his third consecutive time winning the ring. [20]
Face of the Revolution Ladder Match Wardlow March 6, 2022 Orlando, Florida Defeated Christian Cage, Keith Lee, Orange Cassidy, Powerhouse Hobbs, and Ricky Starks at Revolution to win, earning an AEW TNT Championship match. [21]
Golden Ticket Battle Royal Adam Page September 21, 2022 Queens, New York Won by last eliminating Rush in a 25 man Battle Royale, earning a future AEW World Championship match. [22]
Owen Hart Cup (men) Adam Cole May 29, 2022 Paradise, Nevada Defeated Samoa Joe in the inaugural tournament final at Double or Nothing to win. [23]
Owen Hart Cup (women) Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. May 29, 2022 Paradise, Nevada Defeated Ruby Soho in the inaugural tournament final at Double or Nothing to win. [23]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ This was MJF's Casino Poker Chip cash-in match.

References

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