One year ago, Saraya made her AEW debut while Toni Storm was AEW Women’s World Champion. But this year’s edition of AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam saw Saraya defend the AEW Women’s World title against Storm.
Storm made her entrance with a black-and-white filter to couple a new theme song that matches her new persona. The former champ then attempted to hug Saraya to start the bout, but Saraya opted to slap her former partner across the face three times. Storm managed to neutralize Ruby Soho at ringside and used a shoe against Saraya behind the ref’s back, but it wasn’t enough.
After the break, Storm exposed a bottom turnbuckle and grabbed a spray can. Soho snatched it out of her hands and tossed it to Saraya. Saraya sprayed Storm and hit Knight Cap, but Storm kicked out.
Saraya couldn’t bring herself to throw Storm’s face into the turnbuckle despite Ruby telling her to do so. Storm got to her feet and planted a kiss on Saraya’s lips before hitting Storm Zero for another nearfall.
Storm went for the hip attack in the corner, but Saraya moved and Storm hit the exposed turnbuckle. Saraya dropped Storm with one more Knight Cap to retain.
Looking ahead, Friday’s special two-hour edition of AEW Rampage: Grand Slam will include TBS Champion Kris Statlander teaming with Orange Cassidy and HOOK to take on Anna Jay, Angelo Parker, and Matt Menard. Plus, Skye Blue will face Julia Hart.
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