Red Velvet vs. Jade Cargill
This one has been building for quite some time, with Jade and Red Velvet having a face-to-face on Dr. Britt Baker’s WAITING ROOM or Velvet on the wrong end of an assault to send a message to Cody and Brandi Rhodes. Of course, there is the unforgettable tag team affair on the March 3rd DYNAMITE: CROSSROADS edition that put Red and Cody against Jade and NBA Hall Of Famer Shaquille O’Neal!
Although much of the spotlight heading into that bout was on Shaq’s involvement, when the match came down to its final minutes, it was all about Red, Jade, and their issues that had become increasingly heated in the preceding months. It was the powerhouse Jade Cargill who picked up the deciding pinfall on Red Velvet, picking up a victory in her very first AEW match, and further bolstering an ego that was already quite strong.
The war of words never abated though, despite Jade’s victory in that tag team match, nor did either woman’s hustle inside the ring. Both of them have racked up their share of wins in the interim, Jade with a pair of strong singles victories while Velvet has amassed a sextet of victories in singles, tag, and multi-woman matches. But regardless of who Red Velvet fought, part of her mind has always been on getting a piece of Jade in a one-on-one situation, giving Cargill her comeuppance for the slanderous words, the physical attacks, and proving to herself (and the world) that Red Velvet is the superior athlete.
That opportunity finally comes this Wednesday night on DYNAMITE when Jade Cargill meets Red Velvet in a singles bout! Velvet is sitting at the number two spot in the rankings as of this writing, and another victory on her record is certainly a way to solidify that standing. For Jade, the victory could mean sliding into the top five for the very first time and getting her name into the Women’s World Title picture. For both women, it is also about taking a stand as the dominant force between the two. Both the wrestlers involved as well as the fans watching have been anticipating this collision, and they finally get it Wednesday night on TNT!!
THE ALIEN HAS RETURNED: Kris Statlander vs. Amber Nova
June 10th of 2020; that was the last time Kris Statlander stepped inside a wrestling ring to compete and unfortunately, in that tag team match against Nyla Rose and Penelope Ford, she suffered a torn ACL that has kept her on the sidelines ever since.
Aside from an occasional appearance on BEING THE ELITE, Statlander has largely been off the radar while recovering from her injury. That is until Arcade Anarchy on the March 31st DYNAMITE when “The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien” emerged from the interior of a claw machine to counteract the presence of Penelope Ford, throwing her support behind Orange Cassidy and Chuck Taylor en route to their victory over Miro and Kip Sabian.
This week on DYNAMITE, the former top contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship will make her highly-anticipated return to competition for her very first match in over 300 days! For as excited as fans are to witness it, Statlander has to be ecstatic that the end of her layoff has finally arrived and she can once more descend upon the ring to show the wrestling world why she is one of the best wrestlers going today!