Britt Baker has defeated Hikaru Shida to win the AEW Women’s World Championship.
The Japanese star had held the title for over a year reigning over the likes of Thunder Rosa, Tay Conti and Nyla Rose. However, Baker has been on a roll of her own putting together a spectacular 2021 before finally vanquishing the champion.
The match swung back and forth with neither woman being able to gain any sustained momentum.
During one frenetic sequence, Rebel accidentally hit Baker nearly handing victory to Shida. However, the challenger wasn’t quite done, as with the referee distracted trying to eject Rebel, Baker hit a Curb Stomp on Shida, yet somehow the champion refused to be beaten.
Shida’s spirit was eventually broken as Baker finally clamped in the Lock Jaw forcing the champion to submit to a thunderous ovation.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 31, 2021
Just days ahead of Double or Nothing Shida had been presented with a new championship belt during a ceremony to celebrate her record breaking reign.
On Dynamite, Tony Schiavone presented Shida with the new larger, gold, diamond-encrusted championship belt. However, the ceremony was quickly interrupted by Britt Baker who promised to become the face of a whole new era at Double or Nothing.
Shida captured the AEW Women’s Championship at the 2020 Double or Nothing PPV Event, defeating ‘The Native Beast’ Nyla Rose in a No Disqualification match.