MJF is the current AEW World Champion and captured the championship on November 19, 2022.  (Photo Credit: All Elite Wrestling)
MJF is the current AEW World Champion and captured the championship on November 19, 2022. (Photo Credit: All Elite Wrestling)

By Michael Weaver, Jr. [E-Mail | Facebook | Instagram | Website | X | YouTube]

In All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the AEW World Championship is the most prestigious championship in the company.  When AEW was created in 2019, AEW Chief Executive Officer (AEW CEO), General Manager (AEW GM) and Head of Creative: Tony Khan announced that the company would not have weight divisions; therefore they would have an AEW World Championship not an AEW World Heavyweight Championship.

It was announced English television personality Jack Whitehall on May 22, 2019 that the winner of the Casino Battle Royale at AEW Double or Nothing: The Buy In would battle the winner of the AEW Double or Nothing main event match between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho at a future event to determine the inaugural AEW World Champion.

No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily


No. Champion Date Event Location Reign # Days Notes
1 Chris Jericho August 31, 2019 AEW All Out Hoffman Estates, IL 1 182 Defeated “Hangman” Adam Page to become the inaugural champion.
2 Jon Moxley February 29, 2020 AEW Revolution Chicago, IL 1 277
3 Kenny Omega December 2, 2020 AEW Dynamite: Winter Is Coming Jacksonville, FL 1 346
4 “Hangman” Adam Page November 13, 2021 AEW Full Gear Minneapolis, MN 1 197
5 CM Punk May 29, 2022 AEW Double or Nothing Paradise, NV 1 87
Jon Moxley June 26, 2022 AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door Chicago, IL 59 CM Punk was originally scheduled to defend the championship against Hiroshi Tanahashi at this event, but was pulled due to a foot injury.  A tournament was held and Moxley defeated Tanahashi in the finals to become the Interim AEW World Champion.
6 Jon Moxley August 24, 2022 AEW Dynamite Cleveland, OH 2 11 This was a match between the Interim AEW World Champion and the AEW World Champion to determine the undisputed champion.
7 CM Punk September 4, 2022 AEW All Out Hoffman Estates, IL 2 3
Vacated September 7, 2022 AEW Dynamite Buffalo, NY AEW President: Tony Khan stripped CM Punk of the championship after Punk was involved in a physical altercation during the AEW All Out media scrum.
8 Jon Moxley September 21, 2022 AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam Flushing, Queens, NY 3 59 Defeated Bryan Danielson in the tournament finals for the vacant championship.
9 MJF November 19, 2022 AEW Full Gear
Newark, NJ 1 338+ This was MJF’s Casino Poker Chip cash-in match.

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