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AEW loses the services of one women’s wrestler, locks up another

Bad news, mother****ers. The breakout star of the AEW Women’s Championship Eliminator Tournament is headed back to Japan. Maki Itoh says she doesn’t know when she’ll be back in the States, either.

While not quite as popular with the simps, Leyla Hirsch has been a steady and reliable hand for AEW since last fall. The pint-sized powerhouse has appeared on Dark and Dynamite, getting an NWA Women’s title shot against Serena Deeb and filling in for Nyla Rose on short notice. The company’s rewarded her service with a contract, and the tweet that comes along with it...

Hirch won’t be able to replace Itoh as John Silver’s foil in Dark Order skits on Being The Elite...

...but maybe she can start singing herself to the ring? Eh, pretty sure Itoh will find her way back eventually. And it’s probably best for the Legit One to just let Maki be Maki, and focus on picking up more wins now that she’s officially All Elite.

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