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The AEW World Championship is a professional wrestling championship in All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

History[]

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 AEW 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 legitimately stolen from Jericho's limousine while he was traveling. On September 4, the Tallahassee Police Department recovered the belt.

Following the All Out 2022 media scrum, and CM Punk's 2nd world title win, The Elite, engaged in a legitimate physical altercation with CM Punk and his friend Ace Steel. Punk, Omega, and the Jackson brothers were consequently suspended. On the September 7th episode of Dynamite, AEW President Tony Khan announced that the AEW World Championship, had been vacated 3 days after CM Punk won the title. The AEW Grand Slam Tournament of Champions 2022 was announced the same night to crown a new champion.

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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
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