AEW Battle of the Belts III results: 3 titles on the line

Read full results for AEW Battle of the Belts III on Aug. 6, 2022, with three championship matches on the card.

Hey there! You know what’s great after an entertaining week of pro wrestling? Even more wrestling, that’s what. AEW is obliging us with Battle of the Belts III, its quarterly card that features nothing but title matches.

All three bouts on this particular show should be fun. Wardlow puts his TNT Championship on the line against Jay Lethal, who’s on a bit of a roll as of late. Thunder Rosa, a fighting champion as always, may have her hands full with Jamie Hayter.

(As a side note, how jealous would Britt Baker be if Hayter actually wins?)

And ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli should get a stiff test from everyone’s favorite overseas import Konosuke Takeshita. A hard-hitting affair? We should say so.

All this on free TV, what could be better? Yet it’s on Saturday night, and we’re well aware that unlike us, some of you have social lives. But we’re here recapping it for you, so whether you check this article out live on Saturday or sometime down the road, we’ll have all the details.

AEW Battle of the Belts 3 results in 30 seconds:

  • Wardlow def. Jay Lethal by pinfall to retain his TNT Championship, but gets attacked after the bell and driven through a table by Satnam Singh
  • Jamie Hayter vs. Thunder Rosa – AEW Women’s World Championship Match

Scroll down for full details on every match.

AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen results: Danielson’s return hits a snag, Hook takes his shot

Get complete AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen results from Worcester, Mass. on July 27, 2022.

Light the fuse, because it’s time for AEW Dynamite from Worcester, Mass. It’s another themed episode as well, as Fight for the Fallen looks to win fans over with what appears to be a loaded card.

For starters, Jon Moxley will put his AEW Interim World Championship on the line against Rush, who has looked very good in his limited time in the promotion. And in the main event, Bryan Danielson returns from injury, facing Daniel Garcia.

In-between, there’s a matchup between young aerial artists when Sammy Guevara takes on Dante Martin, and an FTW Championship Match that will see Ricky Starks defending against Danhausen.

Not too shabby, we’d say. Let’s get it!

AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen results in 60 seconds:

  • Jon Moxley def. Rush by submission to retain the AEW Interim World Championship, but …
  • … the Jericho Appreciation Society comes out and Chris Jericho makes a challenge to Mox, who accepts but only if he gets the Lionheart
  • Dante Martin thinks Sammy Guevara has gotten soft, but will have someone in his corner in case Tay Conti
  • Ricky Starks def. Danhausen by pinfall in a quick title defense of the FTW Championship, and calls for another challenger … and gets Hook
  • Hook def. Ricky Starks by submission to become the new FTW Champion
  • An emotional Starks says he deserves more than 40 seconds to talk for taking the FTW Championship to prominence, but he then gets ambushed by (now former?) tag team partner Powerhouse Hobbs
  • The Acclaimed are going to make the Gunn Club watch their music video to learn more about the match they’ll have on Friday
  • Sammy Guevara def. Dante Martin by pinfall, and Anna Jay helps Tay Conti take out Skye Blue until Ruby Soho, Eddie Kingston and Ortiz run to the rescue
  • Daniel Garcia wonders if Bryan Danielson has been getting sharper and better like he has
  • Sonjay Dutt gets talked into a trios match against Best Friends on Rampage, much to his chagrin
  • Jungle Boy speaks for the first time in weeks, exchanging personal insults with Christian Cage
  • The Young Bucks seem like they have something they want to say to Hangman Adam Page, but the Dark Order arrives to celebrate Page’s birthday, and the Bucks awkwardly depart
  • Swerve Strickland def. Tony Nese and Smart Mark Sterling by pinfall, but he and Keith Lee may have a problem with Nese and Josh Woods, who has laid out Lee backstage
  • The House of Black cuts a promo on Miro and Darby Allin, with Brody King challenging Allin to a Coffin Match
  • Thunder Rosa def. Miyu Yamashita by pinfall to retain the AEW Women’s World Championship
  • Daniel Garcia def. Bryan Danielson by submission as Danielson passes out in a Sharpshooter

Scroll down for more detailed AEW Dynamite Fight for the Fallen results, including every match and major in-ring segment.

AEW Rampage quick results: Royal Rampage finds a challenger for Jon Moxley

Get quick AEW Rampage results for the July 1 episode from Detroit, taped on July 29 after Blood and Guts.

What do you do with two wrestling rings that are in Little Caesars Arena for Blood and Guts? Make use of them during the AEW Rampage taping, of course.

The Royal Rampage that starts off this particular episode of Rampage comes with real stakes, as the winner gets a shot at Jon Moxley and his interim AEW World Championship. That’s a prize worth outlasting a bunch of other wrestlers to claim, for sure, and figures to take up a big chunk of this week’s show.

Also announced for this card are a tag team match between the Young Bucks and the NJPW duo of Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi, and a showdown between Nyla Rose and Toni Storm. Let’s get to it.

AEW Rampage results in 30 seconds:

  • Brody King wins the Royal Rampage, last eliminating Darby Allin, to earn a shot at Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley
  • Hook tells Alex Marvez that “anything essential is invisible to the eyes,” which kind of counts as an interview
  • Young Bucks def. Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi by pinfall
  • ROH champion Jonathan Gresham announces that his tag team match with Lee Moriarity against Tully Blanchard Enterprises, and Gresham says his name should be mentioned in any conversation about who is the best technical wrestler in the world
  • Toni Storm def. Nyla Rose by pinfall, and gets help from Thunder Rosa to fight off a post-match attack by Rose and Marina Shafir

AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door — Everything you need to know

Get ready for AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door with our preview, including predictions for each match, start time, how to watch and more.

Considering AEW is only three years old, the company still enjoys a fair amount of firsts. Not many, however, are as significant as AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door, a pay-per-view being held in conjunction with Japan’s top pro wrestling promotion. Once only a dream in the minds of most wrestling fans, it’s about to become a reality in Chicago’s United Center.

That’s not to say the road to get here has been easy. The logistical hurdles in building a show between companies half a world apart have been apparent at times, with a good chunk of the card coming together only in the final week. Injuries haven’t been kind; in a perfect world, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson and Kenny Omega would all be on this show.

Despite that, there are some tantalizing matchups of the kind many probably never dared imagine prior to this year. They begin with the interim AEW World Championship being contested between Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi. With Punk out, one of them will carry the banner for AEW for the next few months, and even the possibility that it will be NJPW’s Ace is enough to be intriguing.

NJPW’s top title will be up for grabs as well. Jay White, who only recently secured the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship from Kazuchika Okada, now needs to defend it against not only the Rainmaker, but his friend Adam Cole and former AEW world champ Hangman Adam Page. Four-way matches are definitely not every fan’s cup of tea, but four performers of this caliber figure to make it compelling.

As the match count has made it to double digits, including a pre-show bout, the card figures to be close to final now. Keep reading for everything you need to know about AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door.

AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door

  • When: Sunday, June 26
  • Where: United Center, Chicago
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT
  • How to watch: On PPV through Bleacher Report, or InDemand through cable or satellite providers, as well as in select movie theaters in the U.S. On Sky Deutschland in Germany, and on FITE TV internationally. In Japan, Forbidden Door will be available exclusively via NJPW World, with Japanese commentary.
  • Matches announced: 10 (including one on pre-show)

Here’s the updated AEWxNJPW: Forbidden Door card after the June 15 Dynamite

Get the latest match card for the AEW and NJPW Forbidden Door event coming to Chicago on June 26.

With less than two weeks to go until AEW and NJPW collide at Forbidden Door at Chicago, this week’s AEW Dynamite figured to be a busy one for making more matches official. That’s exactly what happened, with several new bouts announced during the show.

Some emerged from actions that took place during the broadcast, like Orange Cassidy returning from injury to help stand against Will Ospreay and United Empire. Others were simply revealed, though it’s fair to say just about everything has at least some ties to what’s been going on in both companies.

Here’s where the Forbidden Door card stands as of the night of June 15:

  • Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi – Interim AEW World Championship Match

This was set up by the tournament that’s gone down over the past few weeks, with the winner of the interim championship expected to face CM Punk for the actual championship when he returns from injury.

  • Pac vs. Miro vs. Malakai Black or Penta Oscuro vs. Tomoaki Honma or Clark Connors or Tomohiro Ishii or Yoshinobu Kanemaru – AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match

Pac won his way into this four-way bout last week, and Miro did the same on Wednesday by defeating Ethan Page. Black and Penta will wrestle next week, and the Honma-Connors and Ishii-Kanemaru matches will take place during New Japan Road on June 20.

  • Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara and Minoru Suzuki vs. Wheeler Yuta, Shota Umino and Eddie Kingston

This match was announced by Jericho during Dynamite, right after he and the Jericho Appreciation Society attacked Moxley and Tanahashi.

  • Will Ospreay (champion) vs. Orange Cassidy – IWGP United States Championship Match

Ospreay and United Empire attempted another attack after Ospreay’s match with Dax Harwood, but Cassidy returned from injury in time to help fend them off.

  • Thunder Rosa (champion) vs. Toni Storm – AEW Women’s World Championship Match

Rosa helped even the odds during Storm’s victory over Dr. Britt Baker on Dynamite, taking care of Jamie Hayter. She then returned to the stage and pointed at Storm, insinuating that she’d get the title shot.

One match that did not get booked on Wednesday was new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White against anyone, as he turned down both Hangman Adam Page and Adam Cole for a bout at Forbidden Door.

All three men figure to be involved in some way, and other matches, like Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Bryan Danielson, have been teased as well. We’ll update things again as June 26 gets closer.

Thunder Rosa thinks the AEW Women’s World Champion should be on TV more, and it’s hard to disagree

A report that Thunder Rosa is frustrated with her lack of promotion and TV time as AEW women’s champ makes perfect sense.

A championship can elevate a wrestler if the company puts the proper effort behind it, and the champ can also elevate the title through hard work. When it comes to Thunder Rosa and the AEW Women’s World Championship, she’s apparently only feeling the love in one direction right now.

Andy Murray of WhatCulture cited sources close to Rosa while reporting this week that she “has become very frustrated with how little she has been onscreen.” As the most relevant example, Rosa wasn’t included in this week’s episode of Dynamite, while every other AEW champion was.

On top of that, Murray notes that Rosa was irked about not being invited to speak at the Double or Nothing post-media scrum on Sunday night after the pay-per-view — and time wasn’t a factor, since it lasted until after 3 a.m. ET. Rosa may have used an appearance there to call more attention to her plan to auction her eye-catching ring gear from the show to raise money for the families and victims of the Uvalde school shooting, an auction that is now underway.

If Rosa does have a gripe, it’s legit. Since winning the AEW Women’s World Championship from Britt Baker on the March 16 episode of Dynamite, she’s defended it twice: against Nyla Rose at Battle of the Belts II, and then against Serena Deeb at Double or Nothing. That’s fairly standard, but Rosa didn’t wrestle anyone else during that time, not did she show up on Dynamite or Rampage all that much.

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Rosa and Deeb put on one of Sunday night’s best matches from a pure wrestling standpoint, but the build-up to the bout was spotty at best, and then the champ didn’t appear on TV on Wednesday to capitalize on it. Some frustration on her part is easy to understand.

The relationship between a champion and their promotion is ideally a two-way street, with the titleholder representing the championship and the company to the best of their abilities and getting a spotlight on them in return. At least for now, that isn’t happening for Rosa, and it will be worth watching to see if AEW can change that in its upcoming shows.

AEW Double or Nothing: Everything you need to know

Prepare for AEW Double or Nothing 2022 with the full card, previews and predictions for every match.

Get ready to hear your favorite (or least favorite) gambling analogies or puns plenty of times on Sunday, because AEW Double or Nothing is back in Las Vegas. After a two-year detour to Jacksonville due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AEW’s Memorial Day weekend pay-per-view returns to its spiritual home, this time at the T-Mobile Arena — which also hosts Dynamite and Rampage this week.

Heading up the card is an AEW World Championship match between titleholder Hangman Adam Page and challenger CM Punk. But there are plenty of other championships at stake, as Thunder Rosa, Jade Cargill, and Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus will all put their titles on the line as well. There are even rumors that more titles will make their debuts, because the winners of the Owen Hart Foundation tournaments will also be crowned, and could receive some gold of their own.

We’ll update this article with those two finals once they’re decided as well as the Wardlow vs. MJF match that is all but assured to be finalized. Until then, read on for everything you need to know to prepare yourself for AEW Double or Nothing.

AEW Double or Nothing 2022

  • When: Sunday, May 29
  • Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT (the Buy-In pre-show begins one hour earlier at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
  • Matches announced: 10

If you run into Thunder Rosa at Walmart, she may have her AEW Women’s World Championship with her

AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa joined the Under the Ring podcast to discuss what it means to be champion, how she defines herself and much more.

If you run into AEW World Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa when you’re out shopping, don’t be surprised if she has a very noticeable piece of gold with her.

Rosa said she was still getting used to having the title with her “at Walmart and at the court house” when she appeared as this week’s guest on the Under the Ring podcast with Phil Strum. The 35-year-old Rosa, who became champion when she defeated Britt Baker in a Steel Cage Match on the March 16 episode of AEW Dynamite, told Strum that she’s still wrapping her head around what it really means to be champion and how she can make her reign meaningful.

“It’s very, very special,” Rosa said. “It’s such a wonderful tool that I can utilize, not only to elevate myself as a wrestler, as a woman, as an entrepreneur, but also to elevate other women that want to be at the same level as I am right now.”

Other topics Rosa discusses on this episode include:

  • Her journey to define herself as a wrestler, which took her back and forth from Japan to the U.S.
  • What attracted her to pro wrestling to start training at the relatively late age of 28 — and which one of her current AEW colleagues inspired her to take the leap
  • The influences and thought that go into her ring gear
  • What drove her to start her own women’s wrestling promotion, Mission Pro Wrestling

You can check out the entire episode with Thunder Rosa below.

Under the Ring drops new episodes every Monday, with Strum interviewing different guests from the entire spectrum of pro wrestling each week. Other recent guests have included veteran wrestler Tony Devito, AEW star and one half of The Acclaimed, Anthony Bowens, and Impact Wrestling’s Matt Taven.

Be sure to subscribe via Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast provider, or check out the conversations in video form on the Under the Ring YouTube channel.

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