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AEW Women's World Championship

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AEW Women's World Championship
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The AEW Women's World Championship
Details
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
Date establishedJune 18, 2019
Current champion(s)Hikaru Shida
Date wonMay 23, 2020

The AEW Women's World Championship is a women's professional wrestling world championship created and promoted by the American promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW). It was officially announced on June 18, 2019. The inaugural champion was Riho. The current champion is Hikaru Shida, who is in her first reign.

History

Inaugural champion Riho
Current champion Hikaru Shida

On June 18, 2019, six months after the American professional wrestling promotion All Elite Wrestling (AEW) was founded,[1][2][3] AEW President and Chief Executive Officer Tony Khan announced future plans for both a women's championship and a women's tag team championship.[4][5] It was then announced by AEW Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes that the AEW Women's World Championship belt would be unveiled on August 31 at All Out,[6] and that the first champion would be crowned on October 2 during the inaugural broadcast of AEW's weekly television show, later revealed as Dynamite.[7][8][9] Both participants for the inaugural championship match were determined at All Out. The first competitor was determined by the women's Casino Battle Royale during the Buy In pre-show, which was won by Nyla Rose. Later that night on the main show, Riho became her opponent by defeating Hikaru Shida.[10] On the premiere episode of Dynamite, Riho defeated Rose to become the inaugural champion.[11]

Reigns

As of June 2, 2020, there have been three reigns. Riho was the inaugural champion, who is also the longest reigning champion at 133 days and the youngest champion at 22 years old. Nyla Rose has the shortest reign at 101 days and is the oldest champion at 37.

Hikaru Shida is the current champion in her first reign. She won the title defeating previous champion Nyla Rose on May 23, 2020 at Double or Nothing in Jacksonville, Florida in a no disqualification and no countout match.

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
<1 Reign lasted less than a day
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
1 Riho October 2, 2019 Dynamite Washington, D.C. 1 133 Defeated Nyla Rose on the debut episode of Dynamite to become the inaugural champion. [11]
2 Nyla Rose February 12, 2020 Dynamite Cedar Park, Texas 1 101 [12]
3 Hikaru Shida May 23, 2020 Double or Nothing Jacksonville, Florida 1 10+ This was a no disqualification and no countout match. [13]

References

  1. ^ Ghosh, Pratyay (January 2, 2019). "All Elite Wrestling News: AEW officially announced, Cody Rhodes confirms his role". Fox Sports Asia. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Pratt, Emily (January 1, 2019). "The Young Bucks And Cody Officially Announced All Elite Wrestling And Released Some Details". Uproxx. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  3. ^ Fritz, Brian (January 8, 2019). "Shad and Tony Khan comment on launch of All Elite Wrestling". Sportingnews. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  4. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (June 19, 2019). "AEW Women's Title To Be Unveiled At All Out". Fightful.com. Fightful. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  5. ^ "Tony Khan of All Elite Wrestling". Player.FM. The Steve Austin Show. June 18, 2019. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Currier, Joseph (June 20, 2019). "AEW to unveil Women's title at All Out". Figure Four Online. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  7. ^ EDT, Phillip Martinez On 8/1/19 at 4:16 PM (2019-08-01). "The first AEW Women's Champion to be determined at first TNT show". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  8. ^ "AEW to crown first women's champion on debut TV show". SI.com. Retrieved 2019-08-02.
  9. ^ All Elite Wrestling (August 7, 2019). The Road to AEW All Out - Episode 04. YouTube. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  10. ^ Powell, Jason (August 31, 2019). "AEW All Out results: Powell's live review of Chris Jericho vs. Hangman Page to become the first AEW Champion, Pentagon Jr. and Fenix vs. The Young Bucks in a ladder match for the AAA Tag Titles, Cody vs. Shawn Spears, Kenny Omega vs. Pac". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Barnett, Jake (October 2, 2019). "10/02 AEW Dynamite TV results: Barnett's live review of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks vs. Chris Jericho, Santana, and Ortiz, Pac vs. Hangman Page, Riho vs. Nyla Rose to become the first AEW Women's Champion, MJF vs. Brandon Cutler, Cody vs. Sammy Guevara, Jon Moxley appea". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  12. ^ Barnett, Jake (February 12, 2020). "2/12 AEW Dynamite TV results: Barnett's live review of Kenny Omega and Hangman Page vs. Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky for the AEW Tag Titles, Riho vs. Nyla Rose for the AEW Women's Title, Jon Moxley vs. Santana, MJF vs. Jungle Boy, Dustin Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved February 13, 2020.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason (May 23, 2020). "AEW Double Or Nothing results: Powell's live review of Cody vs. Lance Archer to become the first TNT Champion (Mike Tyson presents the belt), Jon Moxley vs. Brodie Lee for the AEW Championship, The Elite vs. The Inner Circle in a Stadium Stampede match". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved May 23, 2020.

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