The words of Hikaru Shida embedded above certainly bear weight on this contest between two women who’s abilities are heralded in the wrestling world. Diamante has been honing her craft for over a decade, and has demonstrated her skill in several “AEW DARK” matches throughout 2020, including this Tuesday in singles competition, and proven she has the skills to make waves in the Women’s division right now.
Her opponent, Ivelisse Velez, has also been perfecting her skills for nearly two decades, but her lone AEW appearance thus far was as part of the Women’s Casino Battle Royal back at the 2019 “ALL OUT” event. She too has all the talent to make an impact on the women’s division at any given moment, but especially when the field is wide open as Alex Marvez mentioned in the above Twitter clip.
So for both women, this chance to fight it out on “DYNAMITE” is a tremendous opportunity to put AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida on notice, a chance to make the entire division recognize the threat that is now in their midst. Will it be Diamante or Ivelisse who steps up their game on TNT and makes that lasting impression on All Elite Wrestling.