The AEW TBS Champion Kris Statlander had a big task to take on for the Aug. 5 episode of Collision. She put her gold on the line against the veteran Mercedes Martinez.
Statlander retained after the two traded back and forth roll ups which had Martinez’s shoulders stay down for the three count. Post match, Martinez wouldn’t let the loss go as she targeted the champ. Diamante came down to the ring which many felt was the save Statlander needed. However, Diamante turned heel and aligned with Martinez. It would be Willow Nightingale who made the actual save.
Diamante has been mostly utilized on ROH and recently had a solid outing against the ROH Women’s World Champion Athena.
After the match, Toni Storm was backstage with Tony Schiavone. She wasn’t freaking out about losing the AEW Women’s World Title to Hikaru Shida before literally freaking out!
Speaking of the new champion, Shida will be putting the title on the line against Anna Jay this Wednesday on Dynamite.