AEW Battle Of The Belts
January 8, 2022
The Bojangles Coliseum
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, Jim Ross and Tony Schiavone)
Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts
Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: (32-13) Dustin Rhodes w/Arn Anderson vs. (35-25) Sammy Guevara For The Interim AEW TNT Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rhodes applies a side headlock. Guevara whips Rhodes across the ring. Rhodes drops Guevara with a shoulder tackle. Guevara drops down on the canvas. Rhodes sends Guevara into the ropes. Rhodes drops down on the canvas. Rhodes with a deep arm-drag. Guevara with a Hip Toss. Rhodes kicks Guevara in the face. Guevara pops back on his feet. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Guevara grabs a side headlock. Rhodes sends Guevara into the ropes. Rhodes stops Guevara in his tracks. Rhodes needs to catch his breath. Guevara sits on the top turnbuckle. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Guevara. Rhodes kicks Guevara in the gut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut. Rhodes whips Guevara across the ring. Rhodes goes for The Powerslam, but Guevara holds onto the ropes. Guevara rolls Rhodes over for a two count. Guevara leapfrogs over Rhodes. Guevara backflips over Rhodes. Guevara is playing mind games with Rhodes. Guevara kicks Rhodes in the gut. Guevara with a drop down uppercut. Guevara dropkicks Rhodes to the floor. Guevara poses for the crowd. Guevara whips Rhodes into the steel barricade. Guevara mocks Arn Anderson.
Guevara punches Rhodes in the back. Guevara sends Rhodes face first into the steel ring post. Rhodes with a straight right hand. Chop Exchange. Guevara with a leaping forearm smash. Guevara slams Rhodes’ head on the barricade. Rhodes rams the left knee of Guevara against the steel ring steps. Rhodes hits The PileDriver on the floor. Guevara gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Rhodes hooks the outside leg for a two count. Guevara regroups on the outside. Rhodes kicks the left hamstring of Guevara. Rhodes rolls Guevara back into the ring. Rhodes hooks the outside leg for a two count. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on the left hamstring of Guevara. Rhodes drops his weight on the left leg of Guevara. The referee checks on Guevara. Haymaker/Forearm Exchange. Rhodes Powerslams Guevara for a two count. Rhodes with a knife edge chop. Rhodes transitions into a corner mount. Rhodes with the irish whip. Rhodes goes for the monkey flip, but Guevara lands back on his feet. Guevara with an Inside Out Lariat. Rhodes tumbles to the floor. Guevara with a Double SpringBoard SomerSault Plancha. Guevara sends Rhodes to the corner. Guevara with a running shoulder block. Guevara with an Apron Enzuigiri.
Guevara goes for The Cody Cutter, but Rhodes counters with The Cross Rhodes for a two count. Guevara reverses out of the irish whip from Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Guevara in the gut. Rhodes hits The Code Red for a two count. Guevara punches Rhodes in the back. Guevara connects with The GTH for a two count. Fuego Del Sol pulls out a table from under the ring. Anderson tells Del Sol to get out of here. Rhodes denies The Spanish Fly. Guevara with The Pump Kick. Rhodes blocks The Cutter. Rhodes kicks Guevara in the gut. Rhodes delivers The Canadian Destroyer through the table. Rhodes rolls Guevara back into the ring. Rhodes hooks the outside leg for a two count. Rhodes with Two Cross Rhodes. Guevara denies The Tiger Driver #98. SuperKick Exchange. Both men are knocked down after a double clothesline. Rhodes with two haymakers. Rhodes whips Guevara across the ring. Rollup Exchange. Guevara plants Rhodes with a pinning combination to pickup the victory. After the match, Rhodes hugs Guevara. Daniel Garcia gets up in Guevara’s face. Garcia and Guevara gets into a pier six brawl.
Winner: New Interim AEW TNT Champion, (36-25) Sammy Guevara via Pinfall
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Second Match: (37-8) Ricky Starks (c) w/Will Hobbs vs. (31-26) Matt Sydal For The FTW Championship
TAZ joins the commentary team for this match. Sydal tells Starks to open his third eye. Palm Strike Exchange. Sydal kicks the left hamstring of Starks. Sydal with forearm shivers. Sydal sends Starks to the corner. Starks decks Sydal with a back elbow smash. Sydal with a Hurricanrana. Sydal with a leg lariat. Sydal blocks a boot from Starks. Sydal sweeps out the legs of Starks. Sydal with The Standing Mariposa for a one count. Sydal with an inside cradle for a two count. Sydal continues to kick the left hamstring of Starks. Sydal drives his knee into the midsection of Starks. Short-Arm Reversal by Starks. Starks with a Belly to Back Suplex. Starks poses for the crowd. Sydal kicks Starks in the face. Sydal sends Starks tumbling to the floor. Sydal gets distracted by Hobbs. Sydal unloads two knife edge chops. Sydal with a Mid-Kick. Starks with a Rebound Tiger Feint Kick. Starks rolls Sydal back into the ring. Starks hammers down on the back of Sydal’s neck. Starks transitions into a corner mount.
Sydal with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Sydal is throwing haymakers at Starks. Sydal with a knife edge chop. Starks with a flurry of strikes in the corner. Starks is choking Sydal with his knee. The referee admonishes Starks. Starks with a running boot. Starks with forearm shivers across the back of Sydal. Starks buries his knee into the midsection of Sydal. Starks whips Sydal across the ring. Starks scores the elbow knockdown. Starks clotheslines Sydal. Starks with a leaping back elbow smash. Starks with The Twisting Uranage Slam for a two count. Sydal repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Starks. Sydal with The Roundhouse Kick. Sydal with The Spinning Back Kick. Sydal follows that with a Sliding Knee Strike. Sydal puts Starks on the top turnbuckle. Starks with a back fist.
Sydal denies The Avalanche Roshambo. Sydal with a forearm smash. Sydal with The FrankenSteiner. Sydal hits The Michinoku Driver for a two count. Sydal applies a wrist lock. Starks avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Sydal rolls Starks over for a two count. Starks goes for Roshambo, but Sydal lands back on his feet. Starks dodges another Roundhouse Kick. Sydal with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sydal ducks a clothesline from Starks. Starks denies The Crucifix Bomb. Sydal with The Roundhouse Kick. Sydal connects with The Lightning Spiral for a two count. Sydal with The Flying Meteora for a two count. Sydal is displaying is frustration. Sydal ducks a clothesline from Starks. Starks Spears Sydal. Starks plants Sydal with The Roshambo to pickup the victory. After the match, Team TAZ gangs up on Sydal and Lee Moriarty. Dante Martin storms into the ring to make the save.
Winner: Still FTW Champion, (38-8) Ricky Starks via Pinfall
Third Match: (38-19) Britt Baker (c) w/Jamie Hayter & Rebel vs. (29-10) Riho For The AEW Women’s World Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Baker with an arm-drag takeover. Baker talks smack to Riho. Rebel and Hayter trips Riho from the outside. Baker attacks Riho from behind. Forearm Exchange. Baker applies a side headlock. Riho whips Baker across the ring. Baker drops Riho with a shoulder tackle for a one count. Riho with two dropkicks. Baker regroups on the outside. Riho with a Flying Crossbody Block onto Rebel. Riho gets distracted by Hayter. Baker hits The SlingBlade on the floor. Hayter pulls out a table from under the ring. Riho punches Baker in the back. Riho with The Dragon Suplex on the floor. Riho dropkicks Hayter. Riho rolls Baker back into the ring. Riho delivers The Missile Dropkick. Baker with a BackBreaker/Flatliner Combination. Baker repeatedly stomps on Riho’s face. Baker poses for the crowd. Riho rolls Baker over for a two count. Baker kicks Riho in the gut. Baker is choking Riho with her boot. Baker with The Butterfly Suplex for a two count. Baker hammers down on Riho’s chest for a two count. Baker toys around with Riho. Second Forearm Exchange.
Baker continues to choke Riho with her boot. Baker with Two Vertical Suplex’s for a two count. Baker with a full mount cover for a two count. Baker applies the cravate. Baker with three knee lifts for a one count. Baker decks Riho with a back elbow smash. Baker applies the chin bar. Baker transitions into The Dragon Sleeper. Baker with a waist lock go-behind. Riho ducks a clothesline from Baker. Riho with a Roll Through Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Riho denies The Vertical Suplex. Third Forearm Exchange. Baker sends Riho to the corner. Riho repeatedly kicks Baker in the face. Riho with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Riho with a Rising Knee Strike. Baker punches Riho in the back. Baker whips Riho across the ring. Riho with a drop toe hold into the middle rope. Riho delivers The Tiger Feint Kick for a two count.
Riho applies the single leg crab. Riho bridges her back for added pressure. Riho walks over the midsection of Baker. Baker uses Rebel as a human shield right in front of the referee. Riho with The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Riho repositions Baker in the corner. Baker avoids The Flying Double Foot Stomp. Baker with The Ripcord Elbow. Baker hits The Air Raid Crash for a two count. Rebel gives Baker the black glove. Riho avoids The Curb Stomp. Fourth Forearm Exchange. Riho slaps Baker in the face. Riho goes for The Dragon Suplex, but Baker counters with The La Mistica. Riho denies The Lockjaw. Rebel and Hayter continues to run interference right in front of the referee. Baker goes for The Lockjaw, but Riho rolls her over for a two count. Baker connects with The Curb Stomp for a two count. Baker is displaying her frustration. Rebel gives Baker the AEW Women’s World Title. The referee has ejected Rebel from the ringside area. Baker argues with Hayter. Riho shoves Baker into Hayter. Riho with The Crucifix Bomb. Riho with The Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Baker negates The Running Meteora. Baker with The Roll Through SuperKick. Baker delivers another Curb Stomp for a two count. Baker makes Riho tap out to The Lockjaw.
Winner: Still AEW Women’s World Champion, (39-19) Britt Baker via Submission
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