#AndNEW: Riho Becomes The First-Ever AEW Women’s Champion

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The wednesday night wars kicked off with a bang on the AEW side as they looked to crown their first-ever women’s champion.  The winner of the 2019 Casino Royale Nyla Rose took on the 3-1 Riho in a title match.

The two had an excellent match which told the story of the fast and agile underdog overcoming the sheer power of Rose.  Riho would come away with the win and the championship after taking advantage of Nyla Rose going to the top rope.

The Stardom High Speed champion adds the AEW Women’s championship to her already long list of accomplishments as she is a pushed commodity in Stardom.  Riho recently made the jump to Stardom after leaving her longtime home Gatoh Move after a 600+ day run as the Super Asia champion.

At just 22 years of age, Riho has both Japan and the World in her sites as the thirteen-year veteran looks to continue showing the world why she was Emi Sakura‘s prized student.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can catch AEW Dynamite every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm Eastern, 6:00 pm Pacific on TNT and internationally on AEW Plus on Fite TV

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