There’s plenty of history between AEW Women’s World Champion Athena, Diamante, and Mercedes Martinez; after all Athena is the woman who ended Mercedes’ championship reign at FINAL BATTLE 2022 nearly 315 days ago. Since that time, part of it spent healing up nagging injuries and questioning her future in wrestling, Mercedes had to watch Athena break her record as longest reigning champion, had to watch her become the most successful champion when she broke Rok-C’s record of successful defenses, and rack up an undefeated streak unlike any competitor in ROH’s near-22 year history. They, along with Diamante, tried to play nice at AEW ALL OUT 2023 in a trios match, but that went rather terribly, and it has only turned up the heat on the growing rivalry.
Unfortunately for those surrounding Athena, specifically her Minion in Training Billie Starkz, it means there’s a target on their back as well, and we all saw what that meant last week on Honor Club. So after suffering that humiliation, Starkz will have a chance to both even the score, and hopefully impress Athena, when she takes on Diamante in their first singles match!
Will this be a night where Athena’s M.I.T steps up and wins the approval of the AEW Women’s World Champion, or will it be Diamante and Mercedes Martinez who leave them laying once again?