AEW Dynamite New Year’s Smash January 6th 2021 Preview

For weeks now, since the day she crawled out onto the stage and left her mark on the championship belt, Abadon has haunted the AEW Women’s World Champion. Be it in the locker room area, at the interview set, or at ringside, “The Living Dead Girl” has both physically and psychologically terrorized the reigning champion. It is a very different scenario than March of last year when Abadon was defeated by Shida in her AEW debut match…

That night Shida was certainly shook by the presence of Abadon, it threw the future Women’s Champion off her game on multiple occasions, but she was able to set it aside long enough to pick up the victory. For Shida, it was seemingly just one of twenty-three singles victories in 2020, but for Abadon it was a statement that the AEW women’s division had a chaotic new presence in its ranks.

Shida would move on from that night to claim the AEW Women’s World Title from Nyla Rose, successfully defend it in five contests, and end her 2020 with just one non-tag team blemish on her 25-4 record for the year. Abadon, with her competition limited by the pandemic, tacked on six straight victories over 2020, ended the year ranked number three in the women’s division, and is living rent free in the psyche of Hikaru Shida.

On Wednesday, Abadon receives the biggest opportunity of her wrestling career when the machinations of the last few weeks pay off in a World Title Match with Hikaru Shida. It is the toughest test of her young career, much more so than their initial encounter given the championship is on the line, but it is also a drastically different challenge than Shida’s other opponents. Nyla Rose, Penelope Ford, Anna Jay, Thunder Rosa, Big Swole; none of them offered up the unpredictable, erratic, psychologically terrifying challenge that Abadon presents for Shida.

Tune in Wednesday night to see if the defending champion can overcome her fears, and turn back the latest challenge for her AEW Women’s World Title!

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