AEW Battle Of The Belts III Results

AEW Battle Of The Belts III
August 6, 2022
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Commentary Team: (Excalibur, TAZ, Tony Schiavone and Caprice Coleman)

Ring Announcer: Justin Roberts & Bobby Cruise 

First Match: (55-8) Wardlow (c) vs. (19-4) Jay Lethal w/Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh For The AEW TNT Championship 

Lethal is playing mind games with Wardlow. Wardlow gets distracted by Dutt. Lethal attacks Wardlow from behind. Lethal is throwing haymakers at Wardlow. Lethal repeatedly stomps on Wardlow’s chest. Lethal with a Vertical Suplex. Wardlow drops Lethal with The Big Boot. Wardlow sends Lethal to the corner. Wardlow with a Back Body Drop. Wardlow clotheslines Lethal over the top rope. Wardlow rolls Lethal back into the ring. Singh stops Wardlow in his tracks. Lethal with a Diving Dropkick through the ropes. Lethal unloads two knife edge chops. Lethal with a straight right hand. Lethal continues to stomp on Wardlow’s chest. Lethal slams Wardlow’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Wardlow reverses out of the irish whip from Lethal. Lethal ducks a clothesline from Wardlow. Lethal slides under The Big Boot.

Lethal with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Wardlow with a Tilt-A-Whirl Slam for a two count. Wardlow grabs Lethal by his throat. Lethal denies The F10. Lethal with two dropkicks. Lethal starts favoring his right knee. Lethal rolls Wardlow over for a two count. Lethal sends Wardlow shoulder first into the steel ring post. Lethal lands The Suicide Dive. Lethal struts on the rampway. Lethal rolls Wardlow back into the ring. Lethal hammers down on the left knee of Wardlow. Lethal repeatedly wraps the left leg of Wardlow around the ring post. Lethal with a falling sledge. Lethal is putting the boots to Wardlow in the corner. Lethal repeatedly drops his elbow on the left knee of Wardlow. Lethal applies a leg lock. Lethal continues to work on the left leg of Wardlow.

Wardlow denies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Lethal with a jackknife hold for a two count. Wardlow kicks Lethal across the ring. Wardlow goes for a PowerBomb, but Lethal lands back on his feet. Lethal repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Wardlow. Wardlow denies The Lethal Injection. Counter Fest. Wardlow HeadButts Lethal. Wardlow with an Inside Out Lariat. Wardlow connects with The PowerBomb to pickup the victory. After the match, Dutt and Singh gangs up on Wardlow. Singh is choking Wardlow with his boot. Lethal applies The Figure Four Leg Lock. Wardlow is displaying his fighting spirit. Wardlow delivers a low blow to Singh. Wardlow goes for a PowerBomb, but Singh counters with a Back Body Drop. Singh plants Wardlow with The Chokeslam through a table.

Winner: Still AEW TNT Champion, (56-8) Wardlow via Pinfall 

Second Match: (59-10) Thunder Rosa (c) w/Toni Storm vs. (12-16) Jamie Hayter w/Britt Baker & Rebel For The AEW Women’s World Championship 

Hayter attacks Rosa before the bell rings. Hayter stomps on Rosa’s back and chest. Hayter transitions into a ground and pound attack. Hayter slams Rosa’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Hayter repeatedly stomps on Rosa’s chest. Hayter is choking Rosa with her boot. Baker attacks Rosa behind the referee’s back. Hayter punches Rosa in the back. Hayter uses the middle rope as a weapon. Hayter with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Hayter stomps on Rosa’s back. Hayter stands on Rosa’s back. Chop Exchange. Hayter with a forearm smash. Hayter starts choking Rosa in the corner. Hayter whips Rosa across the ring. Hayter drops Rosa with a shoulder tackle. Hayter punches Rosa in the back. Rosa with two dropkicks. Rosa goes for a Suicide Dive, but Hayter counters with a forearm smash. Hayter throws Rosa into the steel barricade. Rosa kicks Hayter in the gut. Rosa with three knife edge chops. Hayter with clubbing blows to Rosa’s back. Rosa blocks a Vertical Suplex.

Rosa drops Hayter with The DDT on the floor. Rosa rolls Hayter back into the ring. Rosa hooks the outside leg for a two count. Rosa gets distracted by Baker. Hayter sends Rosa crashing to the outside. Hayter with a Uranage Slam on the steel ring steps. Hayter rolls Rosa back into the ring. Hayter continues to work on Rosa’s back. Hayter tugs on Rosa’s hair. Hayter with a Running Meteora for a two count. Rosa with heavy bodyshots. Second Chop Exchange. Hayter with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Hayter applies a rear chin lock. Hayter pulls Rosa down to the mat. Hayter talks smack to Rosa. Rebel attacks Rosa behind the referee’s back. Baker backs away from Storm. Hayter has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Forearm Exchange.

Rosa with The Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Rosa with a Running Dropkick into the ropes. Rosa follows that with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Rosa rolls Hayter back into the ring. Rosa with The Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Rosa fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rosa goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Hayter holds onto the ropes. Hayter with a Uranage BackBreaker. Hayter stomps on the midsection of Rosa for a two count. Hayter drills Rosa with The BrainBuster for a two count. Hayter sends Rosa face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Hayter with forearm shivers. Baker continues to run interference. Storm pulls Baker off the apron. Baker gets into a brawl with Storm. Baker SuperKicks Storm. Storm drops Baker with The Tornado DDT on the floor. Rosa with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Rosa with The La Magistral for a two count. Rosa connects with The Cazadora Victory Roll to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still AEW Women’s World Champion, (60-10) Thunder Rosa via Pinfall 

Third Match: (3-0) Claudio Castagnoli (c) w/William Regal & Wheeler Yuta vs. (9-5) Konosuke Takeshita For The ROH World Championship 

William Regal joins the commentary team for this match. Takeshita side steps The Running Uppercut. Castagnoli blocks a boot from Takeshita. Castagnoli applies a side headlock. Takeshita whips Castagnoli across the ring. Takeshita drops down on the canvas. Castagnoli goes for a Bodyslam, but Takeshita lands back on his feet. Takeshita goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Castagnoli holds onto the ropes. That leads us to a quick standoff in the center of the ring. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Castagnoli applies a courting hold. Castagnoli with a single leg takedown. Castagnoli applies a leg lock. Castagnoli transitions into a side headlock. Castagnoli with a wrist lock takedown. Castagnoli works on his joint manipulation game. Greco Roman Knuckle Lock. Castagnoli has the leverage advantage. Monkey Flip Exchange. Castagnoli with an inside leg trip for a one count. Takeshita scores the ankle pick. Takeshita applies a leg lock. Castagnoli grabs a side headlock. Takeshita with a Hip Toss.

Front Face Lock Exchange. Castagnoli applies a wrist lock. Castagnoli with a side headlock takeover. Takeshita whips Castagnoli across the ring. Castagnoli drops Takeshita with a shoulder tackle. Castagnoli goes back to the side headlock. Takeshita sends Castagnoli into the ropes. Takeshita drops down on the canvas. Takeshita goes for a Hip Toss, but Castagnoli counters with a waist lock takedown. Takeshita with a deep arm-drag. Takeshita with a leg lariat. Castagnoli regroups on the outside. Castagnoli avoids The Slingshot Pescado. Castagnoli drives Takeshita back first into the ring apron. Takeshita rocks Castagnoli with a forearm smash. Takeshita rolls Castagnoli back into the ring. Castagnoli with a forearm shot across the back of Takeshita. Castagnoli with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Castagnoli follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Castagnoli uppercuts Takeshita. Castagnoli with another forearm shot across the back of Takeshita. Castagnoli with a Belly to Back Suplex. Castagnoli grapevines the legs of Takeshita. Castagnoli puts his knee on Takeshita’s back. Castagnoli applies a kneeling dragon sleeper.

Castagnoli transitions into a straight jacket hold. Takeshita with elbows into the midsection of Castagnoli. Bodyshot Exchange. Takeshita with a Counter Vertical Suplex. Castagnoli ducks a clothesline from Takeshita. Castagnoli drops Takeshita with The Big Boot. Castagnoli with another Pendulum BackBreaker. Castagnoli applies the backbreaker stretch. Takeshita with forearm shivers. Castagnoli uppercuts Takeshita. Castagnoli with clubbing headbutts to the back of Takeshita. Castagnoli pulls back the arms of Takeshita. Castagnoli hammers down on Takeshita’s back. Castagnoli kicks Takeshita in the face. Castagnoli uppercuts Takeshita. Castagnoli sends Takeshita to the corner. Takeshita decks Castagnoli with a back elbow smash. Takeshita kicks Castagnoli. Takeshita with a Flying Hurricanrana. Takeshita scores the forearm knockdown. Castagnoli reverses out of the irish whip from Takeshita. Takeshita ducks under two clotheslines from Castagnoli. Takeshita with a leaping clothesline. Castagnoli hammers down on the back of Takeshita’s neck. Castagnoli with a forearm smash. Takeshita sends Castagnoli tumbling to the floor. Takeshita lands The SomerSault Plancha.

Takeshita rolls Castagnoli back into the ring. Castagnoli with a Running Uppercut. Castagnoli with an Avalanche GutWrench Suplex for a two count. Castagnoli follows that with The Giant Swing for a two count. Castagnoli delivers The Uppercut Train. Takeshita with The Helluva Kick. Castagnoli reverses out of the irish whip from Takeshita. Takeshita hits The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Takeshita with a forearm smash. Castagnoli answers with a Big Boot. Takeshita slams Castagnoli’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Castagnoli with forearm shivers. Takeshita delivers a gut punch. Takeshita with a Turnbuckle DDT. Takeshita with The Frog Splash for a two count. Castagnoli blocks The Running Knee Strike. Takeshita ducks under two clotheslines from Castagnoli. Castagnoli uppercuts Takeshita in mid-air for a two count. Castagnoli applies The Scorpion Death Lock. Castagnoli transitions into The CrossFace. Takeshita rolls Castagnoli over for a two count.

Castagnoli toys around with Takeshita. Castagnoli with two uppercuts. Takeshita with a German Suplex. Castagnoli with an Inside Out Lariat. Takeshita answers with a German Suplex. Takeshita drops Castagnoli with a Running Lariat for a two count. Takeshita with combo forearms. Castagnoli uppercuts Takeshita. Castagnoli goes for a Pop Up Uppercut, but Takeshita counters with a backslide cover for a two count. Takeshita with a Running Pump Knee Strike. Takeshita drills Castagnoli with The BrainBuster for a two count. Takeshita rocks Castagnoli with a forearm smash. Takeshita goes for a PowerBomb, but Castagnoli blocks it. Castagnoli goes for a Back Body Drop, but Takeshita counters with The Sunset Flip for a two count. Castagnoli with a Diving Uppercut. Castagnoli with a Double Foot Stomp. Castagnoli goes for The Ricola Bomb, but Takeshita counters with The Hurricanrana for a two count. Castagnoli with two sharp knee strikes. Takeshita ducks a clothesline from Castagnoli. Takeshita goes for a Jumping Knee Strike, but Castagnoli counters with The Death Valley Driver. Forearm Exchange. Castagnoli ducks a clothesline from Takeshita. Castagnoli with a SpringBoard European Uppercut. Castagnoli with The Discus Lariat. Castagnoli connects with The Ricola Bomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still ROH World Champion, (4-0) Claudio Castagnoli via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez