×ブリット・ベーカー Britt Baker 志田光 Hikaru Shida ナイラ・ローズ Nyla Rose
試合後、ナイラ・ローズ選手が里歩選手を襲撃。 After the match, Nyla Rose attacked Riho from behind and crashed with the table.
また番組の後半で行われた勝利者インタビューにブリット・ベーカー選手が現れ、「自分の勝利を横取りした」と里歩選手を強く糾弾する場面も。 Also later in the show Britt Baker appeared during the interview segment with Riho, then accused Riho that she stole her win.
見事に防衛した里歩選手は、来週も新たな強豪Kris Statlander選手との防衛戦が決定。 火花が激しく散り始めたAEW女子戦線ですが、まだまだベルト防衛記録を伸ばしていって欲しいですね。 Following this result, AEW Women’s Championship match that Kris Statlander takes on Riho will set for next week. The AEW women division has begun to fight intensely, but I believe Riho will extend her defense record.
From the perspective of the fan who has supported the world made by Emi Sakura, this match was the biggest accomplishment of Emi’s dream that people around the world look at the story between Emi Sakura and Riho.
But if focusing the story on the Riho side, it is a prologue because she was just beginning a new way. So it is worth everything for Riho to defend AEW women’s world title by defeating her mentor, and the match itself described a strong message to step beyond the past to the future.
On the other hand, the mild reaction from fans in the venue might be the point to be improved. Emi Sakura vs Riho is definitely a high-level and good match, but it seems to be hard for American fans to take reactions because they tend to prefer flashy actions. If Riho would grow the skill to communicate with fans through the match, her popularity probably will become even more solid.
Anyway, congratulations Riho for defending your title!!
The match was built in good wrestling styles, this is the first singles match between Riho and Britt, though. Riho made crowds hot by showing her toughness, and finally cleverness from 13year experience led her victory.
To be honest, I think that the Riho has not fully demonstrated her ability in previous AEW matches.
In most of the matches, she continued to withstand the opponent’s attack and rolled up at the end.
Many elements that colored her style were withdrawn, such as the strength of defeat and the power that cannot be imagined from the her size.
The small monster was finally unleashed and grabbed the hearts of fans all over the world.
Then she went up to the AEW’s first women champion.
The cheers at the entrance revealed the detail of what she built in a few months in US, and the “AEW” chant in the match greatly exceeded that, indicating the future.