AEW Battle of The Belts VIII took place with four titles on the line including Samoa Joe’s ROH TV Title, The Acclaimed’s AEW Trios Tag Team Titles and more.
The eighth edition of AEW Battle of the Belts aired as a live show at 10 p.m. ET on TNT immediately after AEW Collision in Memphis. There were four title matches that took place.
Match #1: Orange Cassidy defeated John Silver to retain the AEW International Championship. Orange won with the Orange Punch for the pinfall win.
Match #2: Samoa Joe defeated Tony Nese to retain the ROH World TV Championship. Joe won with a Muscle Buster for the pinfall win.
Match #3: Kris Statlander defeated Willow Nightingale to retain the TBS Championship. Kris won with a 450 Splash for the pinfall win.
Match #4: The Acclaimed—Anthony Bowens and Max Caster & “Daddy Ass” Billy Gunn vs. Matt Menard, Angelo Parker, & Daniel Garcia. The Acclaimed hit a double team sitout slam on Garcia and Bowens pinned Garcia for the pinfall win.
Samoa Joe still has his sights set on the AEW World Heavyweight Title held by MJF
At AEW Dynamite Grand Slam on September 20th, AEW World Heavyweight Champion Maxwell Jacob Friedman (MJF) survived a tough challenge against Samoa Joe to retain his title. However, Joe isn’t done coming after MJF as he has stated multiple times in videos that have been shown on AEW television.
After Samoa Joe’s win over Tony Nese on Battle of the Belts, he delivered a promo message to MJF.
“MJF…tonight I bring you a gift, my friend. The gift of foresight and what you foresee is that I am coming for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship. Now Max, what you do with this gift is very, very important.”
“You can give me what I want, or Max, I can put you in a position where you are forced to give me what I want. Because I am Samoa Joe, the one true king of television, and I will be the next AEW World Heavyweight Champion!”
MJF is a busy man these days since he’s defending his Dynamite Diamond Ring against Juice Robinson this coming Wednesday on AEW Dynamite. MJF also has an AEW World Title defense against Jay White at Full Gear on November 18th. White has stolen the AEW World Title from MJF too, so Max is really looking forward to getting it back.