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AEW’s Hikaru Shida Talks Facing Riho At All Out, Asuka’s Impact

Hikaru Shida recently did an interview with SportsKeeda to promote the All Elite Wrestling All Out pay-per-view event takes place on Saturday, August 31st at the Sears Centre in Chicago, IL.

At this show, she’ll be taking on Riho with the winner facing the winner of the Women’s Casino Battle Royale. The two stars will compete with that winner becoming the inaugural AEW Women’s Champion. Here are the highlights:

Wrestling Riho: 

“I don’t think we’ve wrestled a lot in the past. Especially, since she joined Gatoh Move 6 years ago. I have been out wrestling bigger and stronger wrestlers across all promotions, so fighting a woman of a smaller stature and also a technically brilliant wrestler like Riho will be a great challenge and a lot of fun.”

Asuka’s impact on pro-wrestling: 

“I’m very happy for them, especially Asuka. She really worked hard and brought eyes on Japanese Joshi wrestling. She showed that Joshi wrestlers can keep their style and perform at any level. Not just in the undercard but mid card or even main event level.”