Preview: AEW Battle of the Belts 3 Card (8/6/22)

New Title matches Battle of The Belts

Saturday night wrestling is alive and well, and All Elite Wrestling is here to prove that once again with the third instalment of Battle of the Belts! After two successful iterations of the time-honored week-ending wrestling tradition, AEW looks to dazzle again with a stacked 60 minutes on the “mother base” TNT for Battle of The Belts 3

Let us preview the action as the newly-crowned Ring of Honor World Champion looks to vanquish a fast-rising star from DDT Pro-Wrestling. The “War Dog” defends the TNT Championship against “The Franchise.” Plus, “La Mera Mera” faces a worthy foe with the AEW Women’s World Championship on the line.

An hour that’s packed with heart-pumping action that all wrestling fans wouldn’t want to miss. It’s Saturday night, and you know what that means! It’s Battle of the Belts! Let’s run it down.

Full AEW Battle of the Belts 3 Card

  • ROH World Championship Match: Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Konosuke Takeshita
  • AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Jamie Hayter
  • TNT Championship Match: Wardlow (c) vs. Jay Lethal

First Up

After tearing down the foundation and rebuilding it in his image, Claudio Castagnoli finally achieved his dream and captured the ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor. This has been a long-time coming for a man who’s worked tirelessly over the past 20 years. However, reaching the mountain’s summit has its downsides, as everybody guns for you every step of the way. Sure enough, one of DDT Pro-Wrestling’s best is looking to cut the party short as Konosuke Takeshita challenges Claudio Castagnoli for his ROH World Title.

Takeshita has been absolutely phenomenal over the past few months, taking both Eddie Kingston and Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley to their absolute limit. While Castagnoli might be a wrestling cyborg, Takeshita is simply relentless. The kid is good, and he will be tested as he looks to capture gold this Saturday night on Battle of the Belts. Will Claudio Castagnoli hold on to his title? Or will Takeshita play spoiler and take the gold for himself?

A Moment in the Sun

After serving as an insurance policy for Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D., “The Assassin” Jamie Hayter finally has an opportunity to be the champion. This Saturday night,  she challenges Thunder Rosa for the AEW Women’s World Championship. Hayter has been an excellent competitor and a force to be reckoned with in her time in AEW. However, every wrestler that steps through those ropes has one thing in mind; winning the top prize.

Fortunately for Hayter, she is at the top of her game and is primed and ready to take over as the queen of the AEW Women’s Division. That being said, it will not be an easy feat to accomplish. Standing across from her is one of the most dominant forces in all of wrestling Thunder Rosa. “La Mera Mera” has fought tooth and nail to keep the title. The champion has beaten the likes of Miyu YamashitaSerena Deeb, and Nyla Rose, among others.

This will definitely be a fight for the ages, it’s Rosa vs. Hayter for all the marbles! See who comes away victorious this Saturday night at Battle of the Belts live only on TNT!

Battle of The Belts 3 Start Time

Battle of The Belts 3 will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 and starts at 8pm eastern and 7 central with a delayed airing at 8pm pacific. That means UK fans will have to wait until 1am on Saturday night (technically Sunday) to see the action.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world. As well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.  You can catch AEW Dynamite Wednesday nights at 8 PM ET on TBS and AEW Dark: Elevation (Monday nights) and AEW: Dark (Tuesday nights) at 7 PM ET on YouTube. AEW Rampage airs on TNT at 10 PM EST every Friday night.