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Dr. Britt Baker vs. Riho title match set for AEW Battle of the Belts


The first title match for AEW Battle of the Belts has been announced. 

Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. will defend the AEW Women's World Championship against Riho on the Saturday, January 8 show. The match was made official during tonight's AEW Rampage. 

Riho defeated Baker in a non-title match on the November 26 Rampage, with the stipulation being that if she won, she would earn a future title match. Riho won the bout with a surprise cradle. 

The loss to Riho was Baker's first singles loss since AEW Dynamite St. Patrick's Day Slam, taped on March 11, 2021, where she lost an unsanctioned Lights Out match to Thunder Rosa. Prior to that, Baker's last singles defeat in a sanctioned match came to Nyla Rose on the February 24, 2021 Dynamite, taped on February 18.

Battle of the Belts will air as a quarterly special on TNT. The January 8 show will take place at the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina.