Riho pulled off the impossible; again.
Tonight (Oct. 2) on Dynamite, AEW looked to crown their first women’s champion and may have built a star in the process. Riho and Nyla Rose put on a show-stealing title match on the first episode of Dynamite.
Rose was the last woman standing in a 21-woman Casino Battle Royale match, earning a shot at the AEW’s women’s world championship. At the same event, Riho won her way into the match by besting Hikaru Shida at All Out back in August.
In a classic David versus Golitah setup, both Riho and Rose played their roles to a tee.
With a massive size advantage in play, Rose nearly beat the life out of Riho. Rose dominated the majority of the match with high impact, power moves. Somehow, someway, Riho kept kicking out and really got the Dynamite live crowd behind her.
Then a funny little thing happened on the way to Rose getting her hand raised, Riho would not go away. After multiple near falls, Riho finally caught Nyla Rose napping. Multiple running knees from Riho were enough to get the best of Rose.
Over the summer at Fyter Fest, Riho also got the better of Rose in a triple threat match, so maybe this result shouldn’t be that surprising.
Was Riho becoming AEW’s first women’s champion the right call from the TNT promotion?
Get complete Dynamite results and coverage here.