The first-ever AEW Women’s World Champion Riho is said to be making her return to the ring shortly.
Riho has been out with an injury since she challenged for the championship against then-champion Dr. Britt Baker at the first Battle of the Belts event in January. Reports indicated that she had broken her collarbone during the match and continued to work through the match to complete it.
During her recovery time, Riho went to Japan during this time to heal and is expected to make a full recovery in three months’ time. According to Midwest Marks Podcast, Riho confirmed to her subscribers only blog that she is healed up and will be returning to the United States and to AEW shortly.
In addition to Riho returning, it has been reported that Yuka Sakazaki is being asked back to an AEW ring. She was set to have a merchandise sales event and participate in an upcoming show for Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (TJPW) but the promotion sent out a press release saying she will not be attending.
The official announcement was as follows –
Yuka Sakazaki will miss the merchandise sales event held at Ryogoku KFC Hall on May 3 and Edion Arena Osaka 2nd Stadium on May 5.
In this week, AEW requested Sakazaki to participate in next week’s game. We communicated the domestic schedule and discussed the timing of going to the United States, but this time, we decided to participate in AEW in a hurry.
We deeply apologize for the inconvenience caused to fans who were looking forward to Sakazaki’s merchandise event and the game in Osaka. I’m very sorry.
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