WWE is currently facing very stiff competition from AEW. Since AEW’s beginning, numerous former WWE stars have transferred there, and this has continued. Numerous WWE Superstars have relocated to AEW over the past 18 months for a variety of reasons, and they can be seen in this promotion.
While several former WWE stars have yet to win titles in AEW, certain wrestlers have done so this year with Tony Khani’s organization. Due to this, we will discuss four former WWE Superstars that won their first AEW championships in 2022.
CM Punk and former WWE Superstar Pack
Paik’s elevation was announced by AEW at the beginning of 2019. He has been a part of this organization from the beginning, but for two years he had to deal with poor bookings. In 2022, this superstar—known as Neville in the WWE—became the first person to hold an AEW championship.
Pac won the AEW All-Atlantic Championship at the AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door event by defeating Miro, Malakai Black, and Clark Connors in a lethal 4-way match. In the history of the firm, he is the first All-Atlantic Champion. He was relatively late in getting the chance to win the championship in AEW.
One of the greatest names in AEW right now is CM Punk.
To witness him, many fans attend All Elite Wrestling events. Punk joined AEW last year, and he had a successful start. Later, he was included in numerous interesting plots.
Punk won the AEW World Championship by defeating Hangman Page at the Double or Nothing event. Punk retained the championship even though he was injured and unable to compete after this match. A championship was won by Punk almost 8 years later.
Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland
Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee had never collaborated before in the WWE. Swerve was the faction’s head, while Keith Lee was the successful singles artist. Due to financial cuts, WWE fired both of the celebrities.
Later, he agreed to a deal with AEW.
They began performing as a tag team and enjoyed great success. At the special AEW Dynamite Fyter Fest 2022 show, Keith and Swerve won the Tag Team Championship by defeating The Young Bucks and Team Taz in a triple threat match. He had the opportunity to win the AEW championship this year.