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AEW Battle of the Belts IV to Air Live

TNT’s schedule confirms that the one-hour episode will air at 10pm EST next Friday, October 7th, right after the live AEW Rampage goes off the air.

Both shows will take place at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington, DC. Tickets are still available for the double taping.

The inaugural Battle of The Belts event aired live, while the last three were taped. The previous shows have aired on a Saturday night, so this will be the first to air on a Friday night. It remains to be seen if Battle of The Belts will air live as it happens, or if it will be taped earlier in the night and air live on a slight tape delay.

Rampage that night will be the first of several episodes to be filmed separately from that week’s edition of AEW Dynamite. The October 14th episode will be taped on Thursday, October 13th from the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario... while the October 21st episode will air live from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida. On October 28th, Rampage will air live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticutt.

There’s no word yet on matches for Battle of The Belts IV. The inaugural event on January 8th from the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina featured Sammy Guevara defeating Dustin Rhodes for the Interim AEW TNT Title... then-FTW Champion Ricky Starks retaining over Matt Sydal... and then-AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker DMD retaining over inaugural champion Riho.

The second special was taped on April 15th and aired on the next night from the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas feature Guevara defeating Scorpio Sky for the TNT Title... then-ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham retaining over current ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champion Dalton Castle... and AEW Women’s World Champion Thunder Rosa retaining over "Native Beast" Nyla Rose.

The third episode was taped on August 5th, to air the following night, from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan with AEW TNT Champion Wardlow retaining over Jay Lethal... Rosa retaining her AEW Women's championship over Jamie Hayter... and then-ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli retaining over Konosuke Takeshita.

Battle of The Belts III was own 17.07% in viewership from the second special, while the key demo rating was down 37.92% from the second episode. Check out the Wrestling Headlines ratings tracker via that link.

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