The AEW Women’s World Championship was created by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling for its female roster. It is the only championship for the women’s division of AEW and Japanese Joshi wrestler Riho is the current and inaugural champion in her first reign.
- AEW Women’s Current Champion
In a press conference held on June 18, 2019, Tony Khan, the President, and CEO of AEW announced that they would soon unveil a women’s championship and a women’s tag team championship for its women’s division. AEW’s Chief Brand Officer and Cody’s wife Brandi Rhodes announced that the AEW Women’s World Championship title would be revealed on their All Out pay-per-view event and the inaugural champion would be crowned on the debut episode of their weekly TV show AEW Dynamite on October 2.
The two participants for the championship match were determined at All Out on August 31. The first pick was Nyla Rose who earned the spot after winning the women’s Casino Battle Royale match during the Buy-In pre-show. Later that night on the main show, Riho became her opponent by defeating Hikaru Shida.
AEW Women’s Current Champion
Riho is the current champion who defeated Nyla Rose on the inaugural episode of AEW Dynamite to become the first-ever AEW Women’s World Champion.