First Championship Match Made Official For AEW’s Battle Of The Belts V

A huge match announcement was made during last Friday night’s New Year’s Smash episode of AEW Rampage that AEW All-Atlantic Champion Orange Cassidy will put his AEW All-Atlantic Title on the line against Kip Sabian at their Battle Of The Belts V special on Friday, January 6th inside the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon.

The opening matchup of last Friday night’s New Year’s Smash episode of AEW Rampage saw Cassidy defend his title against Trent Beretta and walk out of the match still the AEW All-Atlantic Champion. Orange Cassidy chose to defend his title against his Best Friend instead of Sabian, who kind of started some sort of a dissension within the Best Friends. After the match, Kip Sabian easily defeated enhancement talent Ativa using Cassidy’s Orange Punch finisher with Cassidy’s elbow pad that Penelope Ford picked up in the previous match.

It was then made official that Kip Sabian will challenge Orange Cassidy for his All-Atlantic Title at the Battle of The Belts V special. This will be the ninth title defense for Cassidy since winning the championship from AEW World Trios Champion PAC on the October 12 episode of AEW Dynamite. This is the first match made official for AEW’s Battle Of The Belts V, which will air live immediately after next week’s episode of AEW Rampage.

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