At Dynamite: Beach Break 2022, Red Velvet felt the sting of defeat at the hands of Leyla Hirsch when she fell victim to a roll-up pinfall from “Legit”. As if being beaten by her former friend wasn’t enough, Hirsch proceeded to attack Velvet after the match ended, and apply that vicious armbar she’s been using to finish off foes since debuting in AEW.
Who knows what kind of damage could have been done if not for Kris Statlander’s timely arrival, but that didn’t save Statlander herself come the Revolution 2022: Buy-In when it was time for her fight with Leyla. Hirsch, with the assist of some excess ring equipment, found a way to defeat “The Galaxy’s Greatest Alien” and solidify her spot at the top of the Women’s Rankings following Thunder Rosa’s championship loss on the pay-per-view proper.
Finding herself on the cusp of a title opportunity at St. Patrick’s Day Slam 2022, Hirsch had to square off with Rosa to see which of the two women would get the shot at Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. It was a tremendous fight, but just as she did with Statlander, Hirsch tried to used that extra turnbuckle hook as a weapon against “La Mera Mera”. Unfortunately for “Legit”, Red Velvet was right there to make sure history didn’t repeat itself here and stop Leyla from bringing the weapon into play.
Hirsch would end up on the losing end of the bout, and thus have to watch while Thunder Rosa dethroned Baker as the AEW Women’s World Champion just days ago on Dynamite. This is clearly something that isn’t going to sit well with Hirsch, and it’s not like she’s going accept responsibility for it herself. No, Hirsch just wants to look at Red Velvet as the reason she wasn’t the one challenging Britt at St. Patrick’s Day Slam 2022…