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The AEW TBS Championship is a professional wrestling championship created and promoted by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Established on October 6, 2021, it is named after the TBS television network, which began airing AEW's flagship program, Dynamite, on January 5, 2022. The inaugural champion was crowned in a tournament which began on October 23, 2021 and concluded on that debut broadcast of Dynamite on TBS.


In March 2020, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) established the AEW TNT Championship as a secondary championship for the men's division, named after the TNT television network, owned by WarnerMedia. In May 2021, it was announced that AEW's flagship program, Dynamite, would be moving from TNT to the network's sister channel, TBS, also owned by WarnerMedia, in January 2022, while AEW's other core program, Rampage, would remain on TNT. Despite Dynamite moving to TBS, wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer reported that the TNT Championship would not be renamed. AEW executive and wrestler Cody Rhodes also affirmed that there were no plans to rename the championship and that there were no plans for a separate TBS Championship for male wrestlers. It was later reported that the promotion would introduce a secondary women's championship and it would instead be called the TBS Championship.

Prior to the October 6, 2021, second anniversary episode of Dynamite, AEW President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Khan said there would be a major announcement made on the show. During the episode, AEW commentator Tony Schiavone and referee Aubrey Edwards officially unveiled the AEW TBS Championship as a secondary championship for the women's division. AEW announced that the inaugural champion would be determined by a single-elimination tournament. The tournament bracket was revealed on the October 22 episode of Rampage with a 12-woman field. The tournament itself began on the October 23 episode of Dynamite and will conclude on the January 5, 2022, episode, the show's debut broadcast on TBS.

Belt design[]

The TBS Championship belt design is nearly identical to the men's TNT Championship, with a couple of notable differences. The belt has six plates on a black leather strap. The center plate prominently features the TBS network logo at the center, with rhinestones in the circular area behind the logo. Above the TBS logo is AEW's logo, while below the TBS logo is a blue banner that says "CHAMPION" (countering the red banner on the TNT title). The two inner side plates are the same as the TNT Championship, featuring "Tara on Techwood", 1050 Techwood Drive in Atlanta, the building that was the original home of both TNT and TBS. Also like the TNT title, the two outer side plates feature AEW's logo, while a third smaller side plate on the far right side also features the promotion's logo. The belt was designed by Ron Edwardsen of Red Leather, who also designed the TNT Championship, and the actual dual plating in gold/nickel, paint work, and leather were completed by Reinaldo Horday of Rey Rey Championship Belts.


On the October 22, 2021, episode of Rampage, the participants of the inaugural TBS Women's Championship Tournament were revealed. Tony Khan announced on Busted Open Radio that the tournament would have a 12-woman field with four of them receiving a first round bye.

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Current AEW Championships
World Championship
Women's World Championship
World Tag Team Championship
TNT Championship
TBS Championship
International Championship
Continental Championship
World Trios Championship