As the AEW Women’s World Champion, Hikaru Shida declared that she is open to any and all challengers for her title. Her open challenge has open many eyes throughout women’s wrestling and has caught the attention of Shazza McKenzie.
The Australian native posted a video on her social media saying that she would love to break Shida’s heart and challenge her to take the title. Unfortunately for McKenzie, she is currently stuck in Australia and is unable to get to the United States to face the champion. Instead, she is promoting the idea of having more indie female wrestlers get a crack at the title.
In the post the former Heart of SHIMMER Champion tagged just some of the talent she would like to see face Shida. The names she listed were Hyan, Nicole Savoy, Heather Monroe, Solo Darling, Trish Adora, and Holidead. She followed up by saying that she could easily have gone on to list many more names.
McKenzie has made a couple of appearances with AEW in 2019 including being a participant in the Casino Battle Royale at All Out which was won by Nyla Rose.
Shida’s last match was on this week’s AEW Dark where she defeated Rache Chanel. She successfully defended her title against Penelope Ford at Fyter Fest.
What are your thoughts on having more indie wrestlers compete in AEW?