November 19, 2022 - Present
MJF captured the AEW World Championship on November 19, 2022 at the annual AEW Full Gear PPV in Newark, NJ at the sold-out Prudential Center. MJF defeated Jon Moxley in the main event via pinfall victory and had become the AEW World Champion.
September 21, 2022 - November 19, 2022
Jon Moxley won the AEW World Championship on September 21, 2022 at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam in New York City at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Jon Moxley defeated Bryan Danielson in the main event to determine the vacant champion and had become the first ever 3-time AEW World Champion.
September 4, 2022 - September 7, 2022
CM Punk won the AEW World Championship on September 4, 2022 at the annual AEW All Out Pay-Per-View in his hometown of Chicago, IL at the NOW Arena. CM Punk defeated Jon Moxley in the main event via pinfall victory and had become a 2-time AEW World Champion.
August 24, 2022 - September 4, 2022
Jon Moxley won the AEW World Champion on August 24, 2022 at AEW Dynamite from the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, OH. Moxley defeated lineal champion CM Punk via pinfall to determine the undisputed champion and had become a 2-time AEW World Champion.
Jon Moxley (Interim Champion)
June 26, 2022 - August 24, 2022
CM Punk was originally scheduled to defend the Champion against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door but was pulled due to suffering an injury that required surgery. Moxley defeated Tanahashi in a tournament final to become the interim champion at the historic AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door on June 26, 2022 in Chicago, IL at the United Center.
May 29, 2022 - August 24, 2022
CM Punk won the AEW World Championship on May 29, 2022 at the annual AEW Double Or Nothing Pay-Per-View in Las Vegas, NV at the T-Mobile Arena. CM Punk defeated Adam Page in the main event via pinfall victory and had ended Hangman’s 197 day reign.
November 13, 2021 - May 29, 2022
Hangman Adam Page captured the AEW World Championship on November 13, 2021 at the annual AEW Full Gear PPV in Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center. Adam Page defeated Kenny Omega in the main event using the Buck Shot Lariat for the pinfall victory and had ended Omega’s 346 day reign.
December 2, 2020 - November 13, 2021
Kenny Omega captured the AEW World Championship on December 2, 2020 on a special edition of AEW Dynamite: Winter Is Coming in Jacksonville, FL at Daily’s Place. Kenny Omega had ended Jon Moxley’s 277 day reign by defeating him in the main event using the one-winged angel for the pinfall.
February 29, 2020 - December 2, 2020
Jon Moxley won the AEW World Championship on February 29, 2020 at the inaugural AEW Revolution PPV in Chicago, IL at the Wintrust Arena. Jon Moxley defeated Chris Jericho in the main event of AEW Revolution by hitting the Paradigm Shift for the pinfall victory.
August 31, 2019 - February 29, 2020
Chris Jericho became the inaugural champion in Chicago, IL on August 31, 2019 at the AEW All Out pay-per-view event. Jericho defeated Adam Page in the main event to become the company’s inaugural world champion.