It was inevitable that Hikaru Shida would lose the AEW World Women’s Championship. She would hold it for over a year, but during that time she might not have been exactly the top female in the company. Britt Baker was the star on the rise, while Shida held the division upright. This makes it only fitting that Shida was the one to finally put the reign to an end at Double or Nothing, and tonight she celebrates on Dynamite.
Nyla Rose Sets Her Sights On Britt Baker
Out to help Tony Shiavone celebrate Britt Baker as champion was Chaos Project, The Wingmen, Nyla Rose, Diamante and TH2. Baker would come to the ring with Reba at her side. She’d thank everyone for attending her championship celebration, but it was all her on her rise. No one was by her side from the very start except herself (and Adam Cole.)
However, at Double or Nothing, it was all about DMD. She was the fan favorite, and she will continue to rule AEW for a long time to come. However, Nyla Rose would take exception to this celebration and do her best to ruin it. Rose is a former AEW Women’s World Champion, and will be a great first test for the new champion.
Red Velvet Takes Out The Bunny
Red Velvet has been on a rapid rise in AEW since making her debut in 2020. She’s dropped two major matches in a row, having failed to beat Jade Cargill in singles action, and lost a match over the NWA Women’s Championship with Serena Deeb. Tonight she looks to win a major match against The Bunny, and hopefully find herself in the win column to climb closer to new champion Britt Baker.
The Bunny looked for a cheap shot to start, but missed and got sent onto the middle rope and hit with a double knee strike. Velvet hit a standing moonsault for a two count before sending Bunny to the outside. A scary dive would follow, but Velvet got up fine and kept control in the ring.
Bunny took Velvet off the top rope with a well placed kick, and sent her tumbling to the floor. Back in the ring, Bunny nailed a sliding elbow strike in the corner for a two count. Bunny would throw Velvet around by her hair and keep control until a sunset flip got Velvet a two count. She’d quickly be taken back down, and choked with her own arm on the mat.
Velvet would finally fire up and take Bunny down with some quick strikes and a sit out stunner for a two count. Bunny hit an elbow strike before a superkick to block Just Deserts, and Blade passed her a knuckle duster. Velvet dodged a lethal punch and hit Just Deserts for the win.
An average match from the AEW Women’s division, with Red Velvet showing her potential as a star. The Bunny is a solid midcard heel for the division, as shown here. Match Rating: 2/5 (**)
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