The AEW Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament has decided both its US semi-finals and Japan bracket final!
In the latest YouTube broadcast from the promotion, both semi-finals of the Japan bracket took place after last week’s opening round. Meanwhile, the second half of the United States opening round was completed. Unfortunately, a late injury took place on the card as the injured Anna Jay had to be replaced by Madi Wrenkowski, a protégé of Thunder Rosa. Full results of the show, as well as a look at the remaining matches of the tournament, can be found below.
- Nyla Rose def. Tay Conti
- Yuka Sakazaki def. Emi Sakura
- Ryo Mizunami def. Aja Kong
- Dr Britt Baker D.M.D. def. Madi Wrenkowski
As a result, the final of the Japan bracket will be Yuka Sakazaki vs. Ryo Mizunami. Meanwhile, Dr Britt Baker D.M.D. vs. Nyla Rose becomes the second United States semi-final, joining the already announced Riho vs. Thunder Rosa. Both Yuka Sakazaki vs. Ryo Mizunami and Riho vs. Thunder Rosa will air live on Bleacher Report for free on Sunday the 28th of February. However, that card has been bolstered further.
After her loss, Emi Sakura attacked Yuka Sakazaki until AEW Women’s World champion Hikaru Shida made the save. It was clear their differences would have to be settled in the ring and AEW responded quickly. Joining the Bleacher Report show will be a six-woman tag team match: Hikaru Shida, Mei Suruga and Rin Kadokura vs. Emi Sakura, Veny and Maki Itoh.
Kenny Omega had previously teased that fans would see eliminated stars such as Veny and ‘The Cutest in the World’ Maki Itoh in AEW in the future. However, few would have expected this to come true so quickly.
Dr Britt Baker D.M.D. vs. Nyla Rose will air on the 24th of February edition of Dynamite. The winner of that match will then face off against the winner of Thunder Rosa vs. Riho on the 1st of March in the United States bracket final (airing for free on YouTube). The 3rd of March edition of Dynamite will host the AEW Eliminator Tournament final, and the overall winner of the tournament will then challenge Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s World Championship at AEW Revolution on the 7th of March!