The last time Dynamite had a competitive women’s match was on Apr. 8, when Hikaru Shida busted Britt Baker’s nose.
The Apr. 15 episode featured a Baker squash match. There was no women’s wrestling on the Apr. 22 or Apr. 29 episodes. Last week’s (May 6) episode included a Nyla Rose squash match.
Competitive women’s wrestling finally returned to Dynamite this week (May 13) in a four way match between Baker, Shida, Penelope Ford, and Kris Statlander. This match would presumably have championship implications for AEW’s upcoming Double or Nothing pay-per-view on May 23.
And hey what do you know, AEW’s female wrestlers are very good at the whole pro wrestling thing!
Considering how dominant Shida has been on Dynamite, as well as her number one ranking, it would have been a shame if she didn’t come out on top here to further cement her claim to a future shot at the AEW women’s championship.
Shida’s opportunity to win the match came when Baker applied Lockjaw to Statlander on the outside of the ring, which left Ford vulnerable to Shida’s running knee, and nobody around to break up the pin.
Afterwards, Jim Ross announced that Shida will be challenging Nyla Rose for the women’s championship at Double or Nothing.
Are you glad to finally see some women’s wrestling back on Dynamite?
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