Riho Crowned Inaugural AEW Women’s Champion

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The inaugural AEW (All Elite Wrestling) Women’s Champion has been crowned. 

As seen on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite in Washington, D.C., at the famed Capital One Arena on the TNT Network, Riho beat Nyla Rose to become the first-ever champion under the AEW banner. 

These two stars earned this opportunity to compete for the title back in August at the All Out event at the Sears Centre in Chicago, IL that aired on pay-per-view.

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Rose won the Women’s Casino Battle Royale that took place on the pre-show. Competitors in the Women’s Casino Battle Royale included the following names:

Leva Bates, Faby Apache, Priscilla Kelly, Shelondra, Penelope Ford, Shazza McKenzie, Sadie Gibbs, Big Swole, Dr. Britt Baker, Tenille Dashwood, Ivelisse, Bea Priestley, Brandi Rhodes, Awesome Kong, Allie, Nicole Savoy, Teal Piper, ODB, Jazz, and Mercedes Martinez.

On the flip side, Riho beat Hikaru Shida in a singles match that took place on the main card.

The promotion has already confirmed that the Women’s World Championship will be on the line on this show in Philadelphia on October 16 at the Liacouras Center. 

What are your thoughts on Riho winning the AEW Women’s Title? Was this the right call by AEW officials? Sound off in the comment section.