NWA WORLD WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH: Serena Deeb (c) vs. (#5) Red Velvet
Serena Deeb has been out of action since her loss to Riho in the opening round of the Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament back on February 17th. It was not an absence by choice, rather the current NWA World Women’s Champion had to take care of nagging injuries that were aggravated in that tournament match, and be sure she was back at 100% before reentering the squared circle.
During her absence, there have been a great many women in the NWA jockeying for a shot at the championship Deeb has held for over 200 days, but this week on DYNAMITE, it will be AEW who is fortunate enough to host, not just Serena’s first match back, but also her first championship defense since defeating Tay Conti in January!
The woman who has been granted this title opportunity currently sits in the number five spot of the Women’s Division, has a 6-1 singles record in 2021, and is primed to stir things up by claiming this historic NWA championship as her own! Red Velvet has proven time and again since coming into AEW that she is hungry for competition, and has a strong desire to make her name as one of the best women in all of professional wrestling.
This is her opportunity to just that and add her name to the annals of history alongside Deeb, Thunder Rosa, Jazz, Amazing Kong, Moolah, Malia Hosaka, and the other great women who have held the NWA Women’s World Championship! And speaking of Thunder Rosa, she will be keeping a very close eye on this contest as her desire to reclaim the title is one that “La Mera Mera” has made abundantly clear. Whoever walks away from this fight, be it Deeb or Velvet, will have Rosa waiting in the wings!
AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida vs. Rebel (Not Reba) w/ Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D
Monday night on DARK: ELEVATION, while Alex Marvez was attempting to interview Kris Statlander about her DARK bout with Diamante, the above embedded incident took place involving the number one ranked Dr. Britt Baker, Statlander, Rebel, and AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida.
What it amounted to was Baker throwing Rebel to the wolves and pitting her in a match against Shida this Wednesday on DYNAMITE. Listen to the closing seconds of the video and Rebel, with that ever-present crutch under her arm, can be heard yelling “what, what” in what seems like a futile protest to Britt’s challenge.
No offense to Rebel but she only has three matches under her belt in AEW, just one of them in singles competition where Big Swole crushed her in under two minutes, and another happening as a three-on-one handicap match. She is not on the level of the longest reigning champion in the history of AEW, across all divisions, with just shy of a full year as the reigning Women’s World Champion.
So what does the Good Doctor have up her sleeve with this last minute idea to put Rebel inside the squared circle? There is no way Baker is throwing this out there without something up her educated sleeve to help get an edge heading towards DOUBLE OR NOTHING 2021 (Order Now) on May 30th.