Athena AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door
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Athena Beats Billie Starkz, Advances In Owen Hart Tournament At AEW Forbidden Door

Athena scored a hard-fought win at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.

At the June 25 pay-per-view, ROH Women’s World Champion Athena faced Billie Starkz in an Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament Quarterfinal. Starkz put Athena to the test and held her own with the champion, who entered the match with a lengthy winning streak.

Despite a valiant effort from Starkz, the momentum tipped permanently in Athena’s favor when Billie went for a senton on the apron, and the champion moved. Athena capitalized, as the landing rocked Starkz, and she slammed the fan-favorite for the win.

Following the victory, Athena will face Willow Nightingale in the second round of the tournament.

Catch up on our coverage of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door here.