After weeks of teasing, Saraya has finally revealed who her tag team partner will be as she squares off against Dr. Britt Baker, D.M. D. and AEW Women’s Champion Jamie Hayter.
Earlier in the show, Baker and Hayter had a sit-down interview with Tony Schiavone in which they lambasted the former Paige once again. They called her out on her catchphrase and on why it was taking her so long to pick a partner.
Saraya to take on Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter in tag team action
Later on in the show, Saraya had a sit-down interview with both Toni Storm and Hikaru Shida sitting beside her and Renée Paquette asking questions. Saraya then discussed how she had two solid partner options sitting with her in Storm and Shida.
But then she pointed out how Storm had “her face fractured”: by Baker and Hayter. That was the deciding factor in Saraya’s choice as she picked Storm as her partner.
But there was a bit more to the promo than that. as Saraya made her decision, she noted that Storm was “the best wrestler in the world.” Hikaru Shida had a noticeable look of frustration on her face as she said this and as Renée confirmed that the tag match was now official.
Shida, Baker, Storm have all been AEW Women’s Champion before while Hayter has been champion since Full Gear 2022 in November. At first Hayter was only recognized as the interim champion following Thunder Rosa’s backstage issues while she was recognized as the original champion.
A few days after Full Gear, Thunder Rosa forfeited the ‘original’ women’s title, which made Hayter the undisputed AEW Women’s Champion.
Saraya and Toni Storm will take on Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter on the January 11th episode of Dynamite.