Round One: DYNAMITE, 10/6/21, with Hikaru Shida chasing her 50th victory, Serena Deeb actually defeats the former Women’s World Champion to stifle the bid. The speed bump to Shida’s journey was one thing, but it was the aftermath where Deeb attacked Hikaru with the commemorative trophy that really left an impression on fans and Shida’s head.
Round Two: DYNAMITE, 10/27/21, the TBS Women’s Title Tournament, Hikaru Shida evens the score to get her 50th victory and advance in the tournament, but she suffers at Serena’s hands after the match
Round Three is now upon us this Wednesday night during DYNAMITE: WINTER IS COMING and as encapsulated in that video embedded above, the hostilities are at an all-time high! Deeb played no small part in costing Shida her Quarter-Final match in the TBS Tournament against Nyla Rose, attacking that banged up knee while the referee was distracted, and leaving Shida fighting on a bad wheel for the brief remainder of the battle. It was yet another example of this ruthless side Serena Deeb has unleashed since that first fight with Shida, and will no doubt let out in all its horrific glory in this rubber match.
The TBS Women’s Title has nothing to do with this match, nor does the AEW Women’s World Title; this one is just about vengeance and disdain. It’s about Deeb feeling like she was robbed by Shida in the First Round, it is about Shida rightfully knowing she was robbed in the Quarter-Finals, and each woman has promised to make the other suffer. WINTER IS COMING won’t see a mat classic or pro wrestling clinic between these two women but rather, to paraphrase Deeb, “two women beating the living s**t out of each other”!