Hikaru Shida Wins AEW Women’s Title

Hikaru Shida AEW Women's Champion

It was Holy Shida indeed on the 200th episode of Dynamite as Hikaru Shida recaptured the AEW Women’s Championship.

A lot has been made of the booking of the women’s division in recent months with a sign reading “book the women’s division” making air on Dynamite for several seconds.

The 200th edition of Dynamite in Tampa saw women in the main event slot as Toni Storm put her AEW Women’s Championship on the line against Hikaru Shida. The Japanese star had to fight the numbers advantage for Storm as Ruby Soho and Saraya of The Outcasts swarmed outside the ring.

Eventually, they were sent packing, and Hikaru Shida survived spray paint to the face and a Storm Zero before rolling up Storm to become a two-time AEW Women’s Champion.

When did Hikaru Shida last hold the title?

Hikaru Shida is the longest-reigning AEW Women’s Champion in the company’s history, holding the belt for 372 days in her first run with the title.

Shida won the championship from Nyla Rose at Double Or Nothing in 2020 before losing it to Britt Baker at the same event just over a year later. As a result of the timing, it meant Hikaru Shida held the championship during the pandemic when crowds were non-existent and then even still very limited by the time she lost the gold.

Now, Shida will only have to hold the title for three more weeks when she’ll get to make up for that lost time in one night as she will head into the All In at Wembley Stadium as the AEW Women’s Champion.