AEW Battle Of The Belts III Results (8/5/2022): Claudio vs. Takeshita, Wardlow In Action + More

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Match Card.

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- ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match: Claudio Castagnoli (c) (w/ William Regal) vs. Konosuke Takeshita.

- TNT Championship Match: Wardlow (c) vs. Jay Lethal (w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt)

AEW Women's Championship Match: Thunder Rosa (c) (w/ Toni Storm) vs. Jamie Hayter (w/ Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Rebel)

Live Coverage.

- Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, and Taz welcomed the audience to the broadcast before quickly transitioning to the opening match, pitting TNT Champion Wardlow against challenger Jay Lethal.

TNT Championship Match.

Wardlow (c) vs. Jay Lethal (w/ Satnam Singh & Sonjay Dutt).

Lethal exited the ring to talk strategy with Dutt outside of the ring. Dutt distracted Wardlow, which Lethal took advantage of with multiple strikesLethalal hit a suplex on Wardlow, but Wardlow shook it off and hit a big boot, an Irish Whip, a Back Body Drop, and a clothesline on Lethal to send him out of the ringWardlowwo and Singh exchanged words before Lethal hit a sliding dropkick on Wardlow. Lethal slammeWardlowow in the corner. Wardlow went for a second boot, but Lethal evaded and hit an enziguri. Wardlow hit a tilt-to-world slam on Lethal for a near fall. Lethal hit two dropkicks on Wardlow, but Wardlow remained standing. Lethal pretended he was injured from the knee before getting Wardlow in a Schoolboy Roll Up for a near fall. Wardlow clashed his shoulder into the ring post before Lethal hit a Tope Suicida on Wardlow to the outside. Lethal placed Wardlow's legs and started slamming his left leg into the ring post. Lethal continued to target Wardlow's left leg before getting him in jackknife cover for a near fall. Lethal went for a seconJackknifefe cover, but Wardlow reversed it w hit a powerbomb attempt, but Lethal escaped Wardlow's attempt. Wardlow popped Lethal on his shoulders, but Lethal escaped and attempted a rolling elbow, but was cracked with a headbutt. Wardlow hit a wind-up lariat on Lethal. Wardlow hit a powerbomb on Lehtal for the pinfall win.

Winner & Still TNT Champion: Wardlow.

- After the match, Singh, Dutt, and Lethal attacked Wardlch, with Lethal getting Wardlow in a Figure Four while Singh laid his foot on Wardlow's neck. Wardlow hit jabs on Lethal and Dutt before hitting a low bow on Singh. Wardlow tried to hit a powerbomb but Singh reversed it with a back-body drop. Dutt and Lethal brought a table to the ring before Singh hit a choke slam on Wardlow through the table.

AEW Women's Championship Match.

Thunder Rosa (c) (w/ Toni Storm) vs. Jamie Hayter (w/ Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Rebel).

Hayter attacked Rosa from behind to begin the match, laying in punches on Rosa before laying in stomps on Rosa in the corner. Baker slapped Rosa while the referee was distracted. Hayter continued to stomp Rosa before hitting her with a snap suplex. Hayter hit a chop on Rosa's chest. Rosa hit a forearm strike on Hayer, but Hayer responded with a second chop before hitting a shoulder tackle on Rosa. Rosa hit two dropkicks on Hayter, sending Hayter out of the ring. Rosa went for a Tope Suicida but Hayter interrupted the trajectory by hitting a forearm strike in Rosa's face. Hayter ran with Rosa across ringside before tossing Rosa into the barricade. Hayter went for another snap suplex on Rosa, but Rosa reversed it with a DDT on the ringside floor. Back in the ring, Rosa got Hayter in a lateral press for a near fall. Rosa got onto the top rope, but Baker distracted Rosa long enough to allow Hayter to hit a forearm strike to the face to send her out of the ring. Hayter hit a Uranage onto the stairs on Rosa. Back in the ring, Hayter stomped down Rosa before hitting machine gun chops on Rosa. Hayter hit a second snap suplex before getting Rosa in a rear naked choke. Hayter broke the hold by tossing Rosa face-first into the mat. Rebel and Baker attacked Rosa while the referee was distracted, which led to Hayter locking in a second rear naked choke on Rosa before cutting to the commercial break. Hayter and Rosa exchanged strikes before Rosa hit Hayter with a Northern Lights Suplex for a near fall. Hayter leaned in the bottom rope, but Rosa responded by hitting a leaping dropkick on Hayer, sending Hayter and herself out of the ring. Rosa hit a running senton on Hayter to the outside. Back in the ring, Rosa hit a Diving Crossbody on Hayter for a near fall. Hayter went for a Death Valley Driver, but Rosa evaded and tried to hit an O'Connor Roll, but Hayter reversed it with a backbreaker for a near fall. Hayter hit a Brainbuster on Rosa for a near fall. Baker got a choke on Rosa, but Storm took her off the apron and exchanged blows. Toni Storm hit a tornado DDT on Baker to the outside. Rosa got two near falls before Rosa connected the Cazadora for the pinfall win, retaining the AEW Women's Championship.

Winner & Still AEW Women's Champion: Thunder Rosa (c) (w/ Toni Storm).

ROH World Heavyweight Championship Match.

Claudio Castagnoli (c) (w/ William Regal) vs. Konosuke Takeshita.

Claudio and Tekashita went for a series of moves, but both each other evaded each others' offense before facing off. The two then locked up before Claudio got a knee lock on Takeshita, quickly transitioning into a side headlock. Claudio transitioned from the headlock into a double wristlock before laying Takeshita's shoulders for a near fall. Takeshita lifted his shoulders with a bridge and stood up before Claudio slammed Takeshita into the mat. The two exchanged Monkey Flips before staring at each other across the ring. Claudio hit an inside-trip/ lateral press for a near fall before transitioning into another headlock. Takeshita went for a first Hip Toss but hit a second hip toss on Claudio. Takeshita got Claudio in a guillotine, but Claudio transitioned into a wrist lock/ headlock on Takeshita. Claudio hit a shoulder tackle on Takeshita for a near fall. Claudio hit a waist takedown on Claudio, but Takeshita hit a scissors dropkick on Claudio. Takeshita went for a crossbody on Claudio to the outside, but Claudio slammed Takeshita back in the ring. Claudio hit a backbreaker on Takeshita before hitting a tilt-to-world slam on Takeshita for a near fall. Claudio got Takeshita in a Dragon Sleeper, but Takeshita broke the hold with elbow strikes on Claudio's abdomen. Claudio tried to hit a suplex on Takeshita, but Takeshita reversed it with a Standing Suplex. Claudio hit a lariat on Takeshita before hitting a side slam backbreaker on Takeshita. Claudio stretched Takeshita's back from the backbreaker before continuing to target Takeshita's back. Takeshita hit a back elbow on Claudio before hitting a Middle Rope Hurricarana, a back elbow, and a diving lariat on Claudio. Claudio hit a forearm strike on Takeshita, but Takeshita lowered the rope to sen Claudio out of the ring. Takeshita hit a tope con giro on Claudio to the outside. Back in the ring. Takeshita got to the top rope, but Claudio hit a leaping uppercut before hitting an avalanche gut-wrench suplex on Takeshita for a near fall. Claudio got Takeshita with the Giant Swing before tossing him across the ring for a near fall. Claudio hit two uppercuts, but Takeshita responded with a Helluva Kick and a Blue Thunder Bomb on Claudio for a near fall. Claudio hit a boot on Takeshita, sending him to the apron. Takeshita slammed Claudio's head into the turnbuckle. The two got to the top rope before Takeshita hit a Turnbuckle DDT. Takeshita hit a Frog Splash from the top rope onto Claudio for a near fall. Takeshita went for a lifting knee strike, but Claudio caught it. Takeshita went for a second Diving Lariat, but Claudio caught him with an uppercut for a near fall. Claudio got Takeshita with a Sharpshooter, quickly transitioning to a cross face, but Takeshita rolled through to a pin combination for a near fall. Takeshita hit a suplex on Claudio, but Claudio responded with a lariat. Takeshita responded with aNOTHER german Supex and a lariat from his own on Claudio. Takeshita and Claudio exchanged strikes before Takeshita got a backslide on Claudio for a near fall. Takeshita hit a lifted knee strike before hitting a brainbuster for a near fall. Takeshita hit a rolling elbow on Claudio and attempted the Cinna-bomb, but his lower back hurt and instead hit a sunset flip for a near fall. Claudio hit an uppercut, a double stomp, and went for the Ricola bomb but Takeshita reversed with a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Takeshita went for a V-Trigger, but Claudio reversed it with a Death Valley Driver on Takeshita. The two exchange strikes before Claudio hit a spring rope uppercut, a lariat, Anvill Elbows, and the Ricola Bomb for the pinfall win & retain the ROH World Title. Castagnoli stood tall to end the show

Winner & Still ROH World Heavyweight Champion: Claudio Castagnoli (w/ William Regal).

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