Ladies and gentlemen, on this fine Wednesday night, we’ve got AEW Bash At The Beach underway! Kris Statlander and Hikaru Shida teamed to battle with the Nightmare Collective, which just wrapped up as I type this. I’m Jordan Huie for the Overtimer and I will be sticking with you all night to give you the live recap and results from the show as they come!
Though Statlander and Shida are not regular partners, they found themselves with mutual enemies here this evening. In fact, the Nightmare Collective seem content to make enemies with the entire rest of the women’s division! Originally Awesome Kong was meant to represent them alongside Mel in this match, but she came down with an illness and had to be replaced by Brandi Rhodes. The match went down nonetheless.
You can see an excerpt of my recap of this match below:
Tag to Brandi, tag to Kris as well and Brandi suddenly reverses direction! She’s begging off! Statlander with a mean roundhouse kick to the head! Discus Clothesline! Fisherwoman’s Driver, Mel has to break up the pin! Shida up top, flying karate kick takes Mel out of the ring! Pursues, Mel slams her into the barrier! Brandi with a spear to Statlander, narrow nearfall! Mel tags in, awesome Black Hole Slam for a nearfall! Mel up top, Shida comes in to stop her, superplex! Statlander with a running knee strike, cover for 1 shockingly! Shida with a knee to the back of the head, Shida tries to block Brandi but she manages to escape and break up the count! Mel with a double clothesline on both women! Statlander reverses a powerslam, Big Bang Theory for the victory!
Winner: Hikaru Shida & Kris Statlander
I sorta figured the Nightmare Collective would get the win but if I’m being honest, I initially made my prediction when Awesome Kong was still involved. The moment she got swapped out, I kinda did wanna change my pick but it was a little late for that.