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Battle of the Belts III was a professional wrestling television special that was produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The event was taped at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 5, 2022 and aired the next day on August 6. It was the third Battle of the Belts event.

Production[]

Background[]

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) introduced the Battle of the Belts event with Battle of the Belts I on January 8, 2022. The event, as implied by the name, is a one-hour special where all matches feature championships on the line. The second Battle of the Belts took place on April 15, 2022. On the June 1, 2022 episode of Dynamite, it was announced that Battle of the Belts III would take place on August 5, 2022 at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Storylines[]

On the August 3, 2022 episode of Dynamite, after Jamie Hayter, who teamed with Britt Baker, pinned Toni Storm, who was partnered with AEW Women's World Champion Thunder Rosa in a tag team match, it was announced that Hayter would face Rosa for the Women's World Championship at Battle of the Belts III.

After defeating Orange Cassidy on the August 3, 2022 episode of Dynamite, Jay Lethal, along with Sonjay Dutt and Satnam Singh looked to further attack Cassidy, however, they were stopped by TNT Champion Wardlow and Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta). Following the confrontation, Wardlow accepted Lethal's challenge, making a match between them official for Battle of the Belts III.

On the July 29, 2022 episode of Rampage, it was announced that ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli would make his first defence at Battle of the Belts III in a match against Konosuke Takeshita.

Results[]

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.

Other on-screen talent[]

Commentators
Ring announcer
Referees

External links[]

All Elite Wrestling Events
2019
Double or NothingFyter FestFight For The FallenAll OutFull Gear
2020
RevolutionDouble or NothingFyter FestAll OutFull Gear
2021
RevolutionDouble or NothingAll OutFull Gear
2022
Battle of the Belts IRevolutionBattle of the Belts IIDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden DoorBattle of the Belts IIIAll OutBattle of the Belts IVFull Gear
2023
Battle of the Belts VRevolutionBattle of the Belts VIDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden DoorBattle of the Belts VIIAll InAll OutWrestleDreamBattle of the Belts VIIIFull GearWorlds End
2024
Battle of the Belts IXRevolutionBattle of the Belts XDynastyDouble or NothingAEW-NJPW Forbidden Door
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