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Battle of the Belts VII was a professional wrestling television special produced by All Elite Wrestling (AEW). The event aired live from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 15, 2023, following Collision. It was the seventh Battle of the Belts event.

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Background[]

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) held the inaugural Battle of the Belts event on January 8, 2022. A one hour television special, each Battle of the Belts event exclusively features championship matches. The seventh Battle of the Belts event was announced to take place on July 15, 2023, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, following that night's episode of Collision.

Storylines[]

On the July 14 episode of Rampage, Lance Archer defeated Trent Beretta. Following his victory, Archer called out International Champion Orange Cassidy, challenging him to a match at Battle of the Belts VII. Additionally, Archer's manager, Jake Roberts, would take the bag containing Cassidy's International Championship belt. As a result, the match was made official.

After Taya Valkyrie's victory on the July 14 episode of Rampage, AEW Women's World Champion Toni Storm confronted Valkyrie. Following a verbal back and forth, Valkyrie challenged Storm to a title match at Battle of the Belts VII, which was made official.

On the July 1 episode of Collision, Shawn Spears confronted Christian Cage and TNT Champion Luchasaurus. Cage told Spears there would be no more open challenges for the title, adding that Spears was not dangerous. Spears replied by stating that everybody is capable of being dangerous. It was later announced that Luchasaurus would defend the TNT Championship against Spears at Battle of the Belts VII.

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
Interviewers
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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