We’ve been big fans of the delusional/deranged starlet character Toni Storm’s been developing on AEW television since she dropped the Women’s World title to HIkaru Shida back in August. So we were very excited when Tony Khan teased a “big announcement” from Storm Oct. 4’s Fourth Anniversary episode of Dynamite.
That announcement came at the end of the “Portrait of a Star” series Toni’s been doing with RJ City across AEW’s shows. Aghast when Renee Paquette’s Wrestle Aunts partner/nemesis mentions how long she’s been wrestling, Storm realizes she’s “Timeless”.
On this week's episode of Toni Storm: Portrait of a Star.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) October 5, 2023
We witness a revelation as Toni Storm realizes she is "Timeless."
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So her big announcement is that she gave herself a nickname. Which is a fun way to poke fun at big announcements in AEW & in wrestling, and fits perfectly with this gimmick.
The entrance that goes along with it is just as good.
We’ve seen characters like this from time-to-time — the smudged make-up look Storm’s used last night is especially reminiscent of Chelsea Green’s “Hot Mess” act in Impact — but the “Mommy Dearest” spin makes it it’s own thing.
It’ll be interesting to see where they take it from here. But even if this is the peak, it’s already a hit.
Let us know what you think in the comments. On your way down there, check out the rest of the highlights from Oct. 4 WrestleDream fallout/4th Anniversary edition of Dynamite — including an extended cut of all the “Portrait of a Star” clips and the Timeless One’s win over Skye Blue — in the following playlist:
- Could International Champ Rey Fenix fend off Nick Jackson?
- HE’S BACK! Former TNT Champion, Wardlow, returns to Dynamite!
- The Acclaimed take on Butcher, Blade, & Sabian for the AEW World Trios titles!
- EXTENDED CUT: Timeless Toni Storm, Portrait of a Star!
- Bullet Club Gold calls out AEW World Champ, MJF!
- The Golden Jets, Omega & Jericho, take on Takeshita & Fletcher!
- “Timeless” Toni Storm, takes on Skye Blue in women’s action!
- Welcome to the RATED R ERA! Adam Copeland arrives on Dynamite!
- EXCLUSIVE: After Dynamite went off the air, RATED-R Superstar Adam Copeland SPEARS Luchasaurus!