Tonight’s the night, AEW Double or Nothing 2020 is soon upon us! We’ve got a major AEW Women’s World title match going on tonight, as Hikaru Shida finally gets her long-awaited shot at Nyla Rose in a No DQ, no Count-Out match! You can expect the same live coverage of the event as always, plus a preview of every match on the card! There’s plenty to talk about so let’s get underway!
No Disqualifications, No Count-Outs Match For The AEW Women’s World Championship: Nyla Rose © vs. Hikaru Shida
Hikaru Shida has been the No. 1 Contender to the women’s championship going by the rankings for the past months straight now. And frankly even before Revolution in February she was gaining momentum and felt like the next in-line. If not for prevailing circumstances we likely would’ve already seen this match-up by now. Shida was really getting to be popular with the AEW faithful who seem to have responded in a big way to Joshi competitors in general. She’s undoubtedly talented and easily likeable. And she’s been on a major winning streak this year.
Granted that changed this past week, as she was pinned by Nyla in a tag team match that, I imagine, was an improvised finish due to Britt Baker’s unfortunate injury. But even so, she’s 9-1 in singles action and 10-3 overall in 2020. That’s a ton of momentum heading into this title shot. I’m looking at this match as a potential show stealer as we’ve seen them both have great outings in the past and the fact that it’s No DQ is very interesting given that they both have signature weapons. Nyla is known for putting people through tables and Shida is of course noted for her use of the kendo stick. I don’t suppose she has it back quite yet but I imagine she’ll be taking hold of it once more in this match!
As to who will win, it’s a little hard to say. Ultimately it still feels a bit early for Nyla to be dropping the title although that’s partially because the last few months of her reign basically didn’t exist. At the same time though, Shida does feel like she’s the next in line to hold that title. Will she get it on the first try? It is a match that’s a long time coming… it’s hard to say. I think ultimately I’ll go with Nyla Rose to retain, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see it go the other way.
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