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Hikura Shida’s next world title defense is a Fright Night Fight

Halloween is closing in, so there’s no better time for a Fright Night Fight on Collision (Oct. 28). This is AEW’s final show before the ghoulish holiday, and they are jumping in on the fun for a title bout with a zombie. Hikaru Shida is set to defend the AEW Women’s World Championship against Abadon.

Abadon earned the shot on Rampage by winning a #1 contender four-way over Anna Jay, Willow Nightingale, and Skye Blue. In case you forgot, Abadon is a freakazoid.

No specifics have been given about the Fright Night Fight stipulation.

Abadon is a fitting opponent for Shida, considering the Halloween timing. They also have spooky history over the years. Shida first encountered the creepy fiend in a Dark match in 2020. Shida was spooked, but she kept her composure to deliver the kill shot for victory.

Their next meeting was a title defense by Shida on New Year’s Smash in 2021. Abadon took a chomp out of Shida’s neck, but the Shining Samurai was still able to prevail in the end with a KO blow.

And now the rivalry is renewed. Shida is 2-0 and likely to be 3-0 in this personal series. Despite a predictable outcome, it should still be a fun match. Shida is coming prepared with special serum from Resident Evil.

The advertised lineup for Collision (Oct. 28) includes:

  • AEW World Championship: MJF (c) vs. Kenny Omega
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Hikaru Shida (c) vs. Abadon
  • “Switchblade” Jay White vs. AR Fox
  • House of Black in action

Get in the mood with this snazzy hype video for MJF versus Omega.

How’s Collision shaping up to your eye?

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