We have a new NWA Women’s Champion, and she is wasting no time making her first defense. Serena Deeb just beat Thunder Rosa for the title at a UWF show, and tonight she returns to AEW Dynamite, and will defend against ‘Legit’ Leyla Hirsch.
Hirsch had just made her debut in a match with Hikaru Shida on Dark, and has a big chance to make an impact tonight, in both AEW and the NWA. She’s going to become a major player sooner or later, but she has a chance to make it sooner. That championship is steeped in history, something both women respect.
Leyla Hirsch Knows This Is Her Biggest Match Ever
They’d circle the ring and lock up hard, with Deeb showing how her size advantage can match the power of Hirsch. Deeb took Hirsch to the mat, a mistake with the amateur wrestling standout. Every time Deeb tried to get her off, Hirsch just got the headlock she had applied in deeper.
She’d finally get free and hit some armdrags, before rolling Hirsch up for a two count. Hirsch made some distance, only to end up back in a headlock and have to shove Deeb off. This would work to the challenger, able to cut Deeb down with a lariat, hit a quick elbow in the corner and then some running double knees.
Hirsch capped this off with a dropkick, and a two count. She’d get Deeb back in the corner but the veteran would dodge. Deeb slipped to the arpon and hit the neckbreaker on the middle rope, before going for a quick pinfall. Hirsch would grab an arm after kicking out, and fight into an armbar, but Deeb turned into a pin.
This broke the hold, but Hirsch hit an armbreaker and then threw her shoulder first into the corner. She’d be laser focused on this arm throughout the commercial break, working it over with another armbar. A great tactic, but Deeb isn’t ending her reign at one day.
Serena Deeb Gets The Submission Locked In
Deeb would break free from this, and get back to her feet. Some palm strikes, a running knee and a German Suplex would drop Deeb, as Hirsch went high for her beautiful moonsault press, but there was no one on impact. Deeb got her quick with two neckbreakers, before applying Tequilla Sunrise, forcing the submission win.
If we’re going to get more title defenses from Deeb on AEW, we’re going to see more great matches along the way. This helps to promote NWA, and also builds up a big challenge for Hikaru Shida. Shida is focused on Nyla Rose, and will face her at Full Gear.
If Shida holds onto the championship, will she look to claim the NWA Women’s Championship as well? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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