AEW Dynamite Results: Hikaru Shida In Action, The State Of The AEW Women’s Division
No longer is the AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida just sitting on the sidelines. She’s not had a match on Dynamite in several weeks, despite having laid out an open challenge. She’d be in action this week on Dynamite, and would prove why she’s the champion still. Shida would face Heather Monroe, in a match that wouldn’t be expected to go long.
Hikaru Shida Takes Monroe Out
Monroe would start this match by being aggressive, looking to knock the champion off her throne. She’d mock the champion, and piss Shida off early. You don’t want to exchange strikes with her, and Shida would drop her with a running knee strike.
A big breaker would drop Monroe, and she’d be picked up and propped in the corner. Shida would run in, but Monroe dodged and launched some nice strikes of her own before grabbing a near fall.
Monroe would be suplexed into the corner, and just get pelted with elbows. Shida would attempt the Falcon Arrow, but it would be countered into a rollup. This wouldn’t get Shida, and Monroe would find herself in a Stretch Muffler leg lock, forcing the submission victory. Adding another finisher to her arsenal just increased Shidas dominance over an overall weak division.
The State Of The AEW Women’s Division
Following this short match, Shida would join Tony up on the stage for an interview. He’d ask her plans for All Out, but she’s still waiting for someone to stand up to her, ending this segment.
This was her first role on Dynamite in weeks, and it was condensed into just a few minutes. While they likely have a big match planned for All Out, likely a rematch with Nyla Rose, the state of the AEW Women’s Division is not great right now. We would get a recap of the Women’s Tag Team Cup this week, but that’s about it for the division.
Many fans have pointed this out as a flaw right now, but injury and travel restrictions truly killed their division. They have plenty of lower card women around, but no top stars for Shida to face. You need to save a rematch with Nyla Rose for a big show, and there really isn’t any other heels for Shida to drop right now.
If names like Riho, Emi Sakura, Bea Priestley, Sadie Gibbs, Jamie Hayter and more could all show up, the division would be fine. Had Britt Baker & Kris Statlander not been injured, things would be fine. However, that’s not where we are, and the division is in a poor shape because of it.
What are your thoughts on what AEW should do with their lacking women’s division? Who will face Shida at All Out? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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