Everyone remembers the first champion to hold a certain championship. In AEW, Cody Rhodes was the first TNT Champion. Chris Jericho was the first AEW World Champion. SCU were the first AEW World Tag Team Champions. And of course, Riho was the first AEW Women’s World Champion. She overcame Nyla Rose on the debut episode of AEW Dynamite, and reigned for 133 days.
While she was AEW Women’s World Champion, Riho also had commitments which had her travelling back and forth from the United States to Japan. She was the High-Speed Champion in STARDOM, a belt which she held for 351 days before losing it back in July to AZM. Riho has been focusing on STARDOM, and some believed she was going to stick with them full time for a while.
STARDOM Wants Their Focused Talent To Be Full Time
As STARDOM looks to continue to grow in 2021, they are making what is honestly a smart business choice. They want to focus on talents who are able to focus full time on working for STARDOM. This shows with Riho, who despite being regularly booked for STARDOM in the last few months, will not be seen on their next five shows.
STARDOM is building up a strong roster, and they won’t need to focus on using people who have their interests split between them and other companies. Roles filled by people like Riho will be filled by other names, and that will just make them stronger.
AEW Could Finally Get A Fully Focused Riho
While losing Riho might suck for STARDOM fans, this is great news for fans of AEW. Since her start in AEW, she couldn’t be focused, despite being one of their top female talents. Now, she has a chance to return and put 100% focus on AEW. This will just mean she can have epic matches with names like Hikaru Shida, Britt Baker, Thunder Rosa and more.
Are you excited to see what Riho can do with her full focus on AEW? Will she be able to become a two time AEW Women’s Champion when she returns?
Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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