It’s that lovely time of the week again… yes, it’s Wednesday once more, the apex of most weeks in professional wrestling today! Another edition of the Wednesday Night Wars of course brings us AEW Dynamite, featuring a rematch from the very first edition back on October 2nd! Riho defends her AEW Women’s Championship against Nyla Rose here this evening! My name is Jordan Huie, you are here at the Overtimer where you’ll be getting full coverage of the event as it happens, just like always! That includes recaps and results posted moments after segments air, plus a preview of everything that’s been announced! Which as usual, is a fair bit in Dynamite’s case! So let’s get to it!
AEW Women’s World Championship: Riho (c) vs. Nyla Rose
This one is a callback to the original… AEW Dynamite first came to us in DC, just a little under half a year ago now. And on that night, they crowned the first Women’s champion in their history. That bout saw the diminutive Riho overcome the odds and a big size disparity by defeating Nyla Rose to claim the prize. Ever since then Riho has battled out of a ton of tough spots and proven to be a pretty damn good champion. Nyla on the other hand has basically been more and more pissed off with each passing week.
She’s made a particular habit out of putting women through tables. She’s powerbombed Riho through a couple at this point, making her intentions as clear as possible. She even got herself suspended for doing the same to a referee at one point, on the same night that she topped the rankings. In essence, this anger cost her an earlier title match, as she would’ve likely gotten her shot in January had she not been off TV.
But it all comes to a head here with this rematch. It may not have been MOTN in terms of action the first time around but speaking as someone who was there in the crowd that night, it was probably the most electric any of them got. The last few minutes were kinda insane as far as how powerfully people got behind Riho. The rematch has a lot to live up to.
At some point Nyla will hold this title but I’m still banking on Riho having another title defense Britt before all’s said and done, so I’ll call for the retain here.
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