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ROH World Championship match announced for AEW Battle of the Belts III


The ROH World Championship will be on the line at next week’s Battle of the Belts III.

It was announced Friday during Rampage that Claudio Castagnoli will defend the championship against Konosuke Takeshita at the event, which will air on August 6. The show will be taped on Friday, where AEW will hold a live edition of Rampage in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

On Friday’s Rampage, Castagnoli appeared following his ROH World Championship win at Death Before Dishonor last Saturday, defeating Jonathan Gresham. He introduced Wheeler Yuta, who eventually started arguing with Chris Jericho, who was doing commentary. A match between Yuta and Jericho was made for Wednesday’s Dynamite where if Yuta wins, he gets Jericho’s AEW World title match at Quake by the Lake on August 10.

The last Battle of the Belts was held on April 15. Sammy Guevara defeated Scorpio Sky to win the TNT title, Jonathan Gresham defeated Dalton Castle to retain the ROH World title, and Thunder Rosa defeated Nyla Rose to retain the AEW Women’s World title.