Published on September 6th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
Exclusive: AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida On Why She Likes Working With AEW
AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Cody, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Kenny Omega, Hangman Page, Jon Moxley, Mr. Brodie Lee, Matt Hardy, MJF, Nyla Rose, Hikaru Shida and Brandi Rhodes. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a growing roster of world-class male and female wrestlers that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy to the industry. The inaugural event under the AEW banner was the sold-out Double Or Nothing PPV in Las Vegas’s MGM Grand Garden Arena in May 2019.
This weekend, on September 5th, AEW presented its All Out pay-per-view event. In the main event of All Out, the current holder of AEW’s highly-priced Dynamite Diamond Ring, Maxwell Jacob Friedman — MJF, for short — faced long-standing AEW World Champion Jon Moxley. Meanwhile, AEW Women’s World Champion Hikaru Shida battled NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa, and the aforementioned Chris Jericho took on Orange Cassidy in the first ever “Mimosa Mayhem” match.
Following All Out, select journalists and media representatives had the opportunity to speak with AEW performers in a “virtual scrum,” myself included; several days prior I had the pleasure of asking a question to AEW President and CEO Tony Khan in a separate media event. Below is video of me asking a question to the aforementioned Hikaru Shida on September 6, 2020. More on All Out and AEW can be found via www.allelitewrestling.com and www.twitter.com/AEWrestling.