Tonight on YouTube was the first-round for the Japanese side of the AEW Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament brackets. This tournament has been separated into a United States side and a Japan side to determine a number one contender for the AEW Women’s World Championship. The four matches that aired included the following:
Yuka Sakazaki defeated Mei Suruga
Emi Sakura defeated Veny
Ryo Mizunami defeated Maki Itoh
Aja Kong defeated Rin Kadokura
These results leads to the two semi-final rounds of Yuka Sakazaki taking on Emi Sakura and Ryo Mizunami taking on Aja Kong.
As for the United States side of the brackets, Thunder Rosa already advanced in a spectacular first-round match against Leyla Hirsch on last week’s Dynamite. This week we will see the NWA World Women’s Champion Serena Deeb take on Riho. Other first-round matches to be determined for the U.S. are Tay Conti vs. Nyla Rose and Dr. Britt Baker vs. Anna Jay.
The winner of this tournament will receive a future title shot against AEW Women’s World Champion, Hikaru Shida.
Did you check out these matches? What were your standouts and who do you see advancing on in the upcoming rounds? Leave your thoughts below!!