Hikaru Shida is one of the top stars in the women’s division in AEW. Her in-ring skills made her a hit with fans as well. She also explained why she was removed from the Owen Hart Tournament.

Hikaru Shida was recently pulled from the AEW Owen Hart Foundation tournament. This ended up puzzling fans in more ways than one as well.

She was ultimately replaced by Kris Statlander and Shida was happy for her. It was said that Shida was injured and that’s why she was pulled.

After my Philadelphia street fight a doctor check from AEW was required to participate in the Owen Hart Cup. And I couldn’t re-enter the country in time. I’m so sorry to disappoint everyone. These difficulties sometimes happen with international talents.


I feel healthy and never stop trying to improve. Please cheer for Kris while I do my best in Japan! Holy Shida will be back soon

However, she was already competing in Japan. Hikaru Shida took to Twitter and revealed that she couldn’t make it back from Japan in time, which is why she was pulled..

Shida is having a great time competing in solid matches in Japan. We will have to wait and see when she will return to AEW. Fans would love to see her back.

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