Riho is the first-ever AEW Women’s World Champion, but her momentum slumped in a big way when she lost that title. She was a part of the Casino Battle Royale at Full Gear, but that did not turn out as she would have liked at all.

The first-ever AEW Women’s Champion was announced as eliminated from the Casino Battle Royale match even though she wasn’t thrown over the top rope at all. Fightful Select reports that she got emotional backstage over this oversight.

AEW was able to use this botch in the storyline as they set up a match on Rampage tonight against Britt Baker. If Riho can beat Baker then she will get a future AEW Women’s Title shot.

It would appear the instance in the Casino Battle Royale was a bit of a happy accident back in September. At the time, Fightful had heard from talent that Riho was disappointed and emotional backstage that she was announced as eliminated from the match, despite not going over the top rope. We hadn’t heard of heat on anyone for the spot, but All Elite Wrestling made the best of it and turned it into a story to set up Baker vs. Riho for this week’s Rampage


We’re not going to spoil Rampage tonight, even though it has already been taped. If you want those spoiler then check it out here. We will have full coverage of AEW Rampage and more right here at Ringside News.

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