Japanese legend Emi Sakura returns to AEW in-ring competition on a special edition of Dark: Elevation tonight. Sakura will face Madi Wrenkowski in her first match on American soil in over eighteen months.
Sakura announced she was coming back to AEW full-time last month.
Sakura last appeared for the promotion earlier this year for the Japanese bracket of the AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament. She defeated VENY in the first round before losing to Yuka Sakazaki in the semi-finals of the tournament.
The twenty-six-year veteran signed for AEW in 2019 and wrestled on their first official pay-per-view Double or Nothing. A few months later she would challenge her protege Riho for the AEW women’s title at Full Gear.
AEW announced the special episode via Twitter and that the show also features The Native Beast Nyla Rose.
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