It has been confirmed that TNT Champion Cody Rhodes will be putting his championship on line at AEW Battle of the Belts on January 8th.
On a special Christmas Day edition of AEW Rampage, Cody Rhodes defeated Sammy Guevara to become TNT Champion for a record third time. Rhodes had of course been the inaugural champion back in May 2020.
After overcoming Ethan Page on the most recent episode of Rampage, it has been confirmed that former champion Sammy Guevara will get the opportunity to win back the gold at Battle of the Belts.
AEW Battle of the Belts will be the first-ever AEW quarterly TNT special, and will take place at Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC. The name is a throwback to a show of the same name hosted by the NWA and the CWF (Championship Wrestling from Florida).
AEW are set to make their debut on TBS just days earlier, with Dynamite moving from it’s traditional slot on TNT. As part of the deal, it was also announced that AEW would be running four ‘supercard specials’ each year.
While Dynamite is moving to a new home, Rampage will continue to air on TNT in its current Friday night slot.
As part of the deal, AEW have launched the TBS Championship which will serve as a second title in the women’s division. The finals of the tournament will take place on January 5th, with Jade Cargill taking on Ruby Soho. Cargill advanced to the final on the most recent episode of Dynamite with a little assistance from a debuting Mercedes Martinez.
To date only two matches have announced for the card, including the match between Rhodes and Guevara. It had earlier been confirmed that Britt Baker will be defending her AEW Women’s Championship against Riho.