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Hikaru Shida Expects Bout With Britt Baker To Be ‘One Of The Most Emotional Matches In AEW History’

Hikaru Shida has reigned over All Elite Wrestling’s women’s division for more than a year, and at the upcoming AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view, she’ll defend her title against Dr. Britt Baker. Ahead of the match, Shida spoke to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso about her upcoming bout, and she explained why she believes it’ll be a special one. 

“This match is going to be one of the toughest and most emotional matches in AEW history,” Shida said. “Those are two very important elements for a great match. And after it is over, I’ll celebrate my win with all fans at Double or Nothing.”

Shida also spoke about the idea of being in pursuit of a title, and how the chase to constantly defend her belt motivates her. The reigning champion said that the moments after a loss are often the most important, and that she’s excited to finally show off her skills as the champion in front of a crowded arena. 

“The most important moments in pro wrestling are the ones after a loss,” said Shida. “When I show how I stand again after a tough loss, I think people will understand me better. However, this Double or Nothing is the first time to wrestle in a full arena as the champion for me, and I’ve retained this title until now for this moment.”

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