Toni Storm was not happy with how her first AEW Women’s Championship reign was presented.
Storm is now a two time holder of the title following a victory at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view, defeating Jamie Hayter to win the championship for a second time, ending Hayter’s time as champion at 190 days. This was the second championship to change hands at the event.
Toni Storm Describes Terrible First Reign As AEW Women’s Champion
Following the conclusion of the show, Storm was one of the guests at the post-show media scrum. The new Women’s Champion has stated that this victory is righting the errors of the previous reign, blasting the concept of interim champions:
“It felt extra special this time. I’m sure we can all agree that the interim thing was bullsh*t. Right, Tony? Crazy. That was a tough, terrible time. It feels great because this is what it should have been the whole time,”
Prior to All Out 2022, then champion Thunder Rosa was scheduled to defend the title at the pay-per-view. However, due to Rosa suffering a back injury, the championship was forced to be vacated. The replacement match at the pay-per-view saw Toni Storm, Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., Hikaru Shida and Jamie Hayter face off in a four-way match, where the winner would be crowned Interim AEW Women’s Champion. The match was won by Storm, beginning her first title reign in All Elite Wrestling.
Storm would hold the championship for 76 days before being defeated by Jamie Hayter at the Full Gear pay-per-view. On the November 23rd episode of Dynamite, it was announced that Thunder Rosa had officially relinquished the lineal championship, which then recognised Hayter as the official Women’s Champion of the promotion. Following this announcement, Toni Storm’s initial interim reign was retroactively changed to an official championship reign.
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