This past Friday, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) owner Tony Khan took to Twitter to give some news about a massive match. In the second round of the AEW World Women’s Eliminator Tournament, former AEW Women’s Champion Riho is set to take on former NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa. These are arguably two of the biggest stars in the division, only topped by Hikaru Shida.
After Riho vs. Serena Deeb was the biggest rating draw on the past week’s episode of Dynamite? This highly anticipated semi-finals match will now air for free on Bleacher Report on February 28th.
Riho & Thunder Rosa To Get Unique Spotlight
While fans are upset that this match won’t air on AEW Dynamite, and this adds to the messy nature of this tournament? Bleacher Report has a large user base, and Riho & Rosa were picked to spotlight this special event. The finals of the Japanese side of the tournament are also reported to come on this special event, which is growing into just that; a special event.
Slap a cool name on it, and it’s like a mini PPV for AEW fans ahead of Revolution. Bleacher Report is a free site, mainly focused on sports coverage, and has worked with AEW to air PPV’s through their BR Live service. This is a way for AEW to help gauge the amount of viewers their women’s division can draw in, and if this event is a success, we could see a lot more like it going forward.
As said by Tony Khan himself? “With Bleacher Report’s 9.4M Twitter + 14.8M Instagram followers, it’s a huge opportunity to introduce AEW & our great wrestlers to new fans by streaming such a high stakes bout between 2 of the best as part of a free Sunday Special. Thank you Bleacher Report for teaming with us.”
A Massive Weekend For Professional Wrestling Coming
This match being moved to this coming weekend just adds to the incredible matches coming to us. In NJPW, we will be seeing Jon Moxley vs. KENTA for the IWGP United States Championship on Friday, February 26th. NJPW Castle Attack also comes this weekend, with matches like Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi & Hiromu Takahashi & El Phantasmo planned. In Ring of Honor, we have Shane Taylor vs. RUSH for the ROH World Championship. Now adding Riho vs. Thunder Rosa in? There is absolutely something for everyone this weekend.
Who will win, Riho or Thunder Rosa? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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