All Elite Wrestling have announced that ‘Superbad’ Penelope Ford will step in to replace Nyla Rose on this week’s episode of Dynamite.
Ford will now face the surging ‘Legit’ Leyla Hirsch, whom has recently competed on Dynamite and picked up a pair of wins on AEW Dark (against Tesha Price and Made Wrenkowski respectively).
Reacting to the news on Twitter, Hirsch noted her history with Ford, having made her Combat Zone Wrestling debut against her back in 2018.
It’s funny how things work. In February 2018 I made my CZW debut against Penelope. She was my first big match. Now 3 years later I get to face her again but on a much bigger platform. Excited to step in the ring with her and show her that my grind is LEGITimate! #AEW#AEWonTNTpic.twitter.com/R6lVL7UoAb
— LegitLeylaHirsch (@LegitLeyla) January 18, 2021
We previously reported that Rose had been pulled from Dynamite following exposure to a family member diagnosed with COVID-19.
‘The Native Beast’ updated fans via social media whilst urging them to remain cautious:
A bit of sad posting =
No easy way to say this so let’s just jump right into it: pic.twitter.com/nrckFYBn3b
— 💀Nyla Rose🥀 (@NylaRoseBeast) January 16, 2021
Elsewhere on Wednesday’s Dynamite card:
MJF and Chris Jericho vs Santana and Ortiz vs Jake Hager and Sammy Guevara
Cody Rhodes vs ‘Pretty’ Peter Avalon
Matt Hardy and Private Party vs Matt Sydal and Top Flight
Hangman Page, Colt Cabana, John Silver and Alex Reynolds vs TH2 and Chaos Project
Jon Moxley will be in action
Miro will be providing an update along with his new butler Charles (Chuck) Taylor