Top 10 AEW Dynamite Title Wins
Top 10 AEW Dynamite Title Wins

Top 10 AEW Dynamite Title Wins

VOICE OVER: Ashley Bowman WRITTEN BY: Jordy McKen
These AEW Dynamite moments were epic! For this list, we'll be looking at the most iconic moments when titles have changed wrestling hands during weekly “AEW Dynamite” shows and their special events. Our countdown includes Chris Jericho, Ricky Starks, Brodie Lee, and more!

Top 10 AEW Dynamite Title Wins

Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 AEW Dynamite Title Wins.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most iconic moments when titles have changed wrestling hands during weekly “AEW Dynamite” shows and their special events.

Which do you think was the biggest title win? Let us know in the comments below!

#10: Chris Jericho

ROH World Championship

Whichever promotion Jericho finds himself in, it’s not long that he’ll begin sweeping up belts. After all, he was the inaugural AEW World Champion and held numerous titles in WWE. When AEW bought Ring of Honor, it was only a matter of time for the former Y2J to add another promotion to his collection. Facing off against the ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli in September 2022 for Dynamite’s “Grand Slam” event, Jericho rolled back the clock with a hard-hitting bout. While most people expected Castagnoli to successfully defend his title to cement his reign further, the Wizard eventually got the upper hand. With a low blow, followed by the Judas Effect, Jericho pinned the former Cesaro and became an eight-time world champion.

#9: Ricky Starks

FTW Championship

For over a year, Brian Cage held the FTW Championship, a rogue title with a long history since it was created by Taz at ECW in 1998. With problems in the ranks of Team Taz, Ricky Starks, who the audience really began to rally behind, challenged Cage for the title in July 2021 at “Fyter Fest Night 1.” It took a Team Taz betrayal featuring a Hook distraction, Powerhouse Hobbs striking Cage with the belt, and a spear by Starks to declare a new champ, much to the delight of the crowd.

#8: Orange Cassidy

AEW All-Atlantic Championship

AEW made their Canadian debut in a big way when Orange Cassidy challenged the All-Atlantic Champion Pac to a rematch. While their first encounter saw the Bastard utilize a hammer to steal the victory, this time around Orange had his number, thanks to some assistance from Danhausen. With the weapon taken out of the equation, Cassidy was finally able to win gold in All Elite Wrestling with two thunderous orange punches to the Geordies’ Jaw. Orange Streamers burst into the ring, as the crowd cried tears of joy.

#7: Jade Cargill

AEW TBS Championship

It’s a pretty big deal to make your AEW debut against then-star Cody Rhodes by siding with Shaquille O'Neal. But that’s what Cargill did. From there, she began running through the women’s division and developed an impressive winning streak. With a tournament to find the first ever AEW TBS champion, Cargill took on Ruby Soho in the final in January 2022. Considering her history, some people were expecting Soho to win. But instead, AEW created a new star with the leader of The Baddies. Cargill delivered an Avalanche Jaded to Soho, getting the pin and becoming the first TBS champion. And it clearly meant a lot to her.

#6: Wardlow

AEW TNT Championship

One of the best storylines at AEW has to be Wardlow going from MJF’s mistreated bodyguard to turning on his former employer and becoming a fan favorite. From there, he developed the Powerbomb Symphony to the audience’s rampant delight. With that in mind, it seemed fitting he would be a champion at the promotion. And that chance came in July 2022. After see-sawing the title between Scorpio Sky and Sammy Guevara, the former SoCal Uncensored member defended his TNT Championship against Wardlow in a street fight. Whipping out surprising moves like a Senton Bomb, Wardlow not just beat Sky but also the American Top Team roster as they attempted to get involved. This battle really showed the dominance of Mr. Mayhem.

#5: Sammy Guevara

AEW TNT Championship

Love him or hate him, Sammy Guevara’s talents within the squared circle have never been in doubt. Beyond joining the Inner Circle and then the Jericho Appreciation Society, Guevara’s other big claim to fame is the TNT belt. To date, he’s a three-time champion. But the most impressive was at January 2022’s “Beach Break.” After becoming the interim TNT champ, Guevara faced off with Cody Rhodes, who was the lineal champ, in a ladder match. The highlight was the Spanish God delivering a picture-perfect Cutter to Rhodes off a ladder. This led to Guevara officially winning the belt. This battle was also Rhodes’s last in the promotion as he returned to WWE. Not a bad way to go.

#4: Jon Moxley

AEW World Championship

With the AEW World Champion CM Punk out due to injury, the former Dean Ambrose became the interim champ after defeating the legendary Hiroshi Tanahashi. But when Punk returned, his first match back would feature the two battling it out for who would be the unified champ. Taking place in Moxley’s home state of Ohio in August 2022, Punk’s injured foot quickly came into play. Mox took advantage of his foe and laid out the Second City Saint with multiple Paradigm Shifts, sealing the win in around three minutes and becoming a two-time champion.

#3: Brodie Lee

AEW TNT Championship

For a long time, AEW’s Dark Order had a mystery leader. Then, in 2020, Lee as the Exalted One debuted in the role. The former Luke Harper made the group one of the most important parts of the roster. To highlight Lee’s rapid rise, he faced off against Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship in August 2020 for “Saturday Night Dynamite.” In a short three-minute match, Lee dominated Rhodes. He finished it with a Discus Clothesline, shockingly beating the inaugural champ. As Rhodes was being stretched out, the Dark Order cemented their leader’s victory by attacking him and his entourage. With Lee’s sad passing in December 2020, this battle is fondly looked back upon by his many fans.

#2: The Acclaimed

AEW World Tag Team Championship

If they weren’t hilariously slating their opponents during their rapping entrance, then The Acclaimed was developing a cult following as a tag team. Following their first loss at All Out, the team once again took on reigning Tag Champions Swerve In Our Glory in September 2022’s “Grand Slam.” With teases for weeks that the champions were about to implode, fans were quietly optimistic that Max Caster and Anthony Bowens would beat Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland. After interference from Gunn with a Fameasser, the duo did just that! And in the process, Bowens became the first openly gay champion at AEW!

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Rhio, AEW Women's World Championship
Rhio Defeated Nyla Rose to Be the Companies First Women’s Champion

Miro, AEW TNT Championship
Miro Dominated the TNT Division After a Grueling Battle With Darby Allin

Hook, FTW Championship
Hook Followed in His Dad Taz’s Footsteps by Grabbing His Former Belt

Daniel Garcia, ROH Pure Championship
Garcia’s Stock Rose Even Higher After Defeating Wheeler Yuta in a Hard-Hitting Fight

Jurassic Express, AEW World Tag Team Championship
Jungle Boy & Luchasaurus Took the Top Tag Prize From The Lucha Brothers

#1: Kenny Omega

AEW World Championship

After dominating the New Japan scene for years and becoming one of the best wrestlers around, Omega joined up with his Elite teammates to become an Executive Vice President at AEW. But what was most surprising was his lack of an AEW World Championship run. Yet that all changed for the Dynamite event “Winter Is Coming” in December 2020. Taking on long-term rival Jon Moxley, Omega struggled in the bout as the champion ran riot. With a distraction by Don Callis, The Cleaner struck Mox with a microphone. Omega then fired off multiple V-Triggers to the dazed champ before pinning him with a One-Winged Angel and then running from the building. This infamous moment started the longest AEW World Championship run to date.