To say that Britt Baker has done little to endear herself to fans these last two weeks has been an understatement. She has gone hard at two of the legendary members of our announce team, Tony Schiavone and Jim Ross, and even elected to take shots at AEW Women’s World Champion Riho. It seems that her frustration at being unable to capture that championship has gotten the best of her and that maybe, just maybe, the title attached to her name (as hard-earned as it may have been) has also gone to her head. Baker may have been the first woman signed to the AEW roster, and she may fancy herself the face of that division, but she has yet been able to claim the championship to validate it all.
As for Yuka Sakazaki, she has not competed in AEW since June 29th of last year when, as part of “Fyter Fest”, her, Riho, and Nyla Rose battled in a Triple Threat contest ultimately won by the future Women’s World Champion. Yuka may not have been victorious, though she certainly impressed, but with a very full schedule competing in Japan with Tokyo Joshi Pro, she has not had an opening to return to action for All Elite Wrestling until now!
And what a return match Yuka has in store as she goes to battle with a Britt Baker who will be looking to make an example out of Yuka Sakazaki, and use the Joshi star as another stepping stone towards that Women’s World Championship. Sitting at the #4 spot in the rankings, Baker desperately wants that title opportunity, but Yuka could play spoiler and slide herself right into those rankings with a high-profile victory in her AEW return. And for a little preview of the action, here’s a look at Yuka Sakazaki’s battle from “Fyter Fest”: