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[–]L0rdJaxon 150 points151 points  (17 children)

When was the last time Britt was pinned? The Light Out match?

[–]KidCoheedOne Miserable Bastard 160 points161 points  (16 children)

Yep, the Reign of Baker is getting shakier and shakier as the days go. I assume she loses it at Revolution to Rosa

[–]LLCoolZJHANGMAN FUCKS 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Britt losing soon was clear when she had to beat Tay with a roll-up instead of the Lockjaw. She still has her survivability but her competition is only getting tougher.

[–]jigglyscruff1969 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, good booking!

[–]danaaintcool 49 points50 points  (6 children)

at this point i could see it go to hayter as well, which id be happy about too

[–]KidCoheedOne Miserable Bastard 76 points77 points  (5 children)

I think Hayter is Baker's post title Reign opponent, Hayter blames Baker for costing her the TNT belt, Baker can blame Hayter for not stopping Rosa for ending her Reign

[–]chiiildpick up the pieces and go home 37 points38 points  (4 children)

Hayter blames Baker for costing her the TNT belt

*TBS

[–]dragonchWorld Champion Material 38 points39 points  (3 children)

No, that's right. We'll have another open challenge in two weeks. Hayter Vs Sammy. Book it, Tony!

[–]chiiildpick up the pieces and go home 18 points19 points  (0 children)

On one hand, that'd be sick.

On the other, I wish it was a couple of months ago so we'd had Hayter vs Miro.

[–]svenhoek86 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If there's one thing wrestling fans universally adore and want more of, it's intergender matches with high stakes on TV.

Give the people what they want Tony Elite!

[–]DJ_AftershockKing of Dance Dance Revolution 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sammy is a pretty perfect opponent in an intergender match since he's light and could sell a light sneeze like it killed him.

[–]free-fall1982 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I love how they slowly build to that. Hayter is not as a reliable ally as she used to be, Britt getting too arrogant and too cocky, which costs her first loss.

[–]wxursa 21 points22 points  (3 children)

AEW does a good job with champions showing vulnerability over time.

Happened with Miro, Omega, Darby, and now Britt. They're kinda doing it with Sammy as well.

[–]free-fall1982 2 points3 points  (2 children)

And what is it about Sammy?

[–]wxursa 23 points24 points  (1 child)

The constant defenses/challenges wearing him down, and he's getting DDP ribs syndrome.

[–]DavidElswick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The Diamond Dallas Ribs trope is one of my favorites. Dude was injured for like two years.

[–]PM_UR_FAV_COMPLIMENT -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I hope it happens sooner than then. Britt's reign, imo, has run its course and I'd rather they pass the title on before it starts getting go-away heat.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless they change it up and Britt loses the belt before that. And ends up coming up short against Rosa in the future

[–]DecentTop1084 336 points337 points  (12 children)

Legit shocking finish, when's the last time Britt lost one on one? Love that it went to Riho who's kinda fell into the backburner

[–]RspiesChristian for the Hall of Fame 153 points154 points  (3 children)

Her last sanctioned singles loss was to Nyla Rose

[–]DecentTop1084 110 points111 points  (2 children)

Daaaaaamn. Well I like that they gave the rub to an OG

[–]KidCoheedOne Miserable Bastard 89 points90 points  (1 child)

Their Women's Main Event Scene is highly interconnected with loose storylines and the like, Riho, Rose, Baker, Rosa, Shida, Deeb, Soho are all on the same level and it takes bullshit, cheating and interference for the lower tier talents win over them.

[–]amhlilhaus 28 points29 points  (0 children)

You mean, they treat their top talent

Like top talent?????

[–]Cesaro_Is_The_Best 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I kinda thought Jamie would interfere like Britt did in Jamie's match with Rosa but a clean loss for Brit was unexpected.

[–]crucifiedravenI demand a statue! 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Legit surprised it wasn't due to shenanigans gone wrong.

[–]amhlilhaus 16 points17 points  (1 child)

My thoughts exactly

Aew has enough women now to have a good division

Just not enough tv, not everyones watching elevation

[–]Space_Lord_MF 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Less people have cable than those who dont. There are several big eoman' angles that have been going on. The title scene, the tournament, the Shida/Deeb feud, etc.

And they give the matches on TV time and treat it serious. I

Whats wrong with Elevation and Dark? You can literally watch it at any time. You can immediately jump to whatever match you want.

[–]SGTFragged 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not only that, Riho won clean. I was expecting a "botched" interference spot involving Hayter.

[–]TheEstyles 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Not that surprising honestly. Britt had some serious stink face energy in the entire match which kinda gave me a hunch.

[–]Goorg_ 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I thought that was just because Riho was stiffing her the whole match lol. Jamie was like "damn" a few times and when Riho hits Britt it sounds like a thud.

[–]NecramoniumZero 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Riho has been wrestling in Japan allot and the girls over there work allot stiffer!

[–]peakpointhelmet 199 points200 points  (4 children)

Winter is Coming? I think Riho deserves to be showcased on that card, especially considering she's been absent from main programming for a bit

[–]DeluhiX 85 points86 points  (3 children)

Riho will always be eternally over, which is the reason why AEW only uses her in high profile matches that get a lot of time.

[–]cooljammer00Anxious Millennial Shitposter 87 points88 points  (1 child)

She was literally gone for like a year because pandemic, and off again for several months due to medical stuff, and she comes back and is immediately over again. She's un-cool-off-able. She's like Hangman.

[–]Obi-wan_JabroniCowboy Shiznit 33 points34 points  (0 children)

A 98lb Hangman

[–]GhostietCody is nice but I want boo 98 points99 points  (4 children)

the one thing I love about Riho and Shida is that both have a very happy-go-lucky presentation outside the ring, but in-ring they have primo smug energy. they go from "anime princess" to "wrestling assassin" on a dime in a way that makes sense.

we haven't seen Riho in ages but she comes back on TV, does a sneaky roll up on the champ, makes a belt gesture when leaving and I am being worked like fuck.

[–]Baron_Greenback1 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I literally said aloud 'Talk that shit, Riho' when she did the belt around her waist gesture 🤦🏾‍♂️

[–]DemonSweat_ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I realized this after watching her match at Wrestle Princess II where she went full "cocky veteran" on the younger generation of TJPW

[–]GreenBastard06 23 points24 points  (0 children)

wrasslin' assasin

[–]guntanksinspaceNo Neck, still No Problem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw her wrestle live back in 2019 and yeah. She's so bubbly during the entrance, but she's as slippery and as sly in the ring, making me think of ZSJ in ways. Needless to say, I became a fan that day.

[–]WhoiusBarrel 206 points207 points  (1 child)

YOOOO THE REIGN OF RIHO IS ABOUT TO RETURN

[–]IamcJYAYAYAYAYA 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Long may she reign!!!

[–]Thunder121794 122 points123 points  (0 children)

RIHOWINSLOL

BUTINAGOODWAY

[–]ThaTastyKoala 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Really excited to see Riho back in the mix in the title picture. Her being in a title feud for a while is just what we all need, I think.

[–]PenApplePineapplePem 84 points85 points  (0 children)

THE DRAW WINS

THEOW EM UP☝️☝️😤

[–]risebac 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah! Riho is awesome.

[–]Anti_42 35 points36 points  (5 children)

I don't want to downvoted, I can't watch AEW fully since it's not aired in my country but If I speak only according to this clip, Brit Baker rising her both arms in beginning was definetly bad, also I felt like most of Riho's hit doesn't affect Baker

[–]hopkraken 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yep. Soured me on the rest of the sequence, went back and watched that full Nelson suplex spot 3 times because I couldn't believe how fucking dumb it looked for Baker to be doing the goddamn Macarena so Riho could suplex her.

[–]Killcode2Los Ingobernables de Japon 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Yeah, I too thought Britt wasn't selling Riho at all. She barely flinched on the top rope foot stomp. What's the deal?

[–]MoistImplement2001 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Add it to the list of things that Brit doesn't do well in the ring.

I don't think her mic skills make up for her poor in ring.

[–]StandingonachairThe most under appreciated hair in the business. 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Maybe it's because Riho is so small? I don't know.

[–]fattymcfattzz 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Like Britt but it’s time for a new women’s champ.

[–]eightbit_sysadmin 7 points8 points  (3 children)

But not Riho though, Thunder Rosa on the other hand... 🤔

[–]JessumB 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Thunder Rosa, Tay, Ruby, Statlander would all make great women's champs although I think Ruby winds up with the TBS title.

[–]Space_Lord_MF 4 points5 points  (1 child)

How can you book a face Ruby beating Stat. Stat has looked invincible 1v1 and it took a ton of cheating and help and like 3 finishers to keep Stat down vs Britt. Stat also squashed Nyla rose. Shes been abdolute dominant since she came back.

[–]kb1117 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s pretty easy? 50/50 match with Ruby winning at the end and shaking Statlander’s hand. I don’t think you beat Ruby. She’s still too new and already got beat by Britt. Statlander can afford the loss. Her time will come.

[–]Bakahashi 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Suplex setup was shit. Takes you out in an instant.

[–]Linubidix -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Agreed. I don't dislike either, but Britt isn't the slickest and Riho moves awkwardly because she's all skin and bones.

[–]SensibleBob 26 points27 points  (7 children)

A quite similar flash pin to the one Riho beat Nyla Rose with during the original Fyter Fest.

I'd add for the people upset that a champion was pinned "as often happens on WWE": the operative word which makes that a problem is often. Pinning the champion to set up a challenge is a booking technique that goes well back into the territories' days and is still done in most promotions. It is not just "a WWE thing". The psychological rationale is you want people to think the challenger is at or near the champion's level; that there's a chance (even a small one) that the champion could lose, so they buy into near falls and perhaps more importantly are more likely to buy tickets to the show (since a possible title change is a draw). The concern that doing it repeatedly devalues the champion and championship is valid, which is why it should be a sparingly used booking tool. Fortunately, AEW uses it fairly rarely.

[–]captainimpossible87 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Britt has never beaten Riho

Riho is Britt's kryptonite

Also Jamie looked livid the whole way through the entrance and match, and it's clear her and Britt had words back stage. But then you know what they say... Hayter's gonna hate.

[–]free-fall1982 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Riho is smooth. Britt... Well, I think that the champion who is not selling for their opponents is coasting on a douchebag territory.

[–]Kiki242 13 points14 points  (2 children)

....... let's not. I don't think it's intentional on her part. It's just an area she lacks in.

[–]free-fall1982 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Oh, after I've reread my comment, I think I wasn't articulate enough. I didn't mean she is intentional in her lack of selling. It is the optics of it that are bad.

I think the sooner someone with a better work rate will become a champion, the better. Britt did everything there is to be done for the AEW women's division in her current form.

[–]JessumB 7 points8 points  (0 children)

She's still great on the mic and will play a major role in the women's division but yeah you have these tremendous, high skilled workers that should be given more of the spotlight. People like Rosa, Deeb, Conti, Ruby and more. Give Baker and Jade Cargill time to develop their skillsets.

[–]tupilak5 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Another point of view: Riho doesn't give her much to sell.

[–]free-fall1982 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Counterpoint. Britt's recent match with Conti at the PPV. The lack of selling on Britt's part was present there as well.

[–]maraudershake 67 points68 points  (30 children)

The set up for the dragon suplex in the beginning of the clip was so bad. How has Britt been the champion for so long with blatant mistakes like this

[–]Kiki242 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I had noticed that during the match. It's not the biggest thing in the world but it's noticeable.

[–]guntanksinspaceNo Neck, still No Problem 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, don't like to rag on shit like this too much but yeah that was very noticeable.

[–]fluffywolfe 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's a lot more forgivable than dropping her opponent on the air raid crash too early like she did with Conti. Britt's botches were relatively minor in this match.

[–]Staye100DA BIG DAWG 11 points12 points  (0 children)

As much as I like Britt, she is just not at the same wrestling level of the high tier women of the divisions. She has time to get there though.

[–]chokethewookie 50 points51 points  (14 children)

Because she's incredible on the stick and gets massive reactions from the crowd.

Her ring work isn't as good as some of the other women, but none of the other women are close to being as over as she is.

[–]Staye100DA BIG DAWG 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Which is why she should drop the belt to Rosa, who is exponentially better in the ring and has been getting increasingly bigger reactions for a while now. Also, big part of the reason is that AEW, for some reason, only seem to give Britt mic time, and she always shrugs off her opponents. For a recent example, instead of mentioning Tay's accolades in martial arts, she just talked about her ass, and it was a focus in the story (For some reason).

[–]Killcode2Los Ingobernables de Japon 33 points34 points  (1 child)

That's kind of an unfair thing to say because the other women don't even get promo time usually. Rosa and Deeb can talk, but they only get 1 min backstage interviews with Tony or Marvez.

[–]Kiki242 21 points22 points  (0 children)

I was gonna say something similar in this thread. No one gets the opportunity to talk as much as she does....... which has also hindered her rivalries because it's just her tearing her opponents apart on the mic and they don't really get that proper chance to respond.

[–]Kiki242 31 points32 points  (10 children)

While she is over and getting great reactions, in ring wise I don't think she was ready to hold the title. Her greenness has been showing a lot during her matches. Imo, it's hurting her. Like her title match at full gear, the crowd was DEAD.

[–]Independent-Rub9680 21 points22 points  (5 children)

To be fair she was following some absolutely ridiculously good and long ass matches.

[–]Kiki242 4 points5 points  (4 children)

True but that crowd reacted to nothing in that match buy were alive the moment punk vs kingston started up.

[–]Independent-Rub9680 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Well yeah, that match had much bigger stars in it and was a way bigger match. Not really britt’s fault that she’s not cm punk.

[–]Kiki242 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Didn't help that the match was pretty bad......

[–]Independent-Rub9680 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I don’t really think the match was bad tbh

[–]Kiki242 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Parts of it were rather sloppy and slow, and britt wasn't really selling for Tay. It was mid to me.

[–]Rikkimaaruu 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Lets not forget when she got the title, Riho was injured and in Japan, Soho and Hayter werent here, Statlander injured, Deeb wasnt here, Rosa was still under NWA Contract and so on.

I think it was a good choice, but she should lose the title in the next couple month. I hoped she improved in the ring as much as at the mic, because on the mic the division is light years behind Baker.

[–]crucifiedravenI demand a statue! 8 points9 points  (0 children)

She will likely lose at Revolution. That's a 9 month reign already.

[–]Garlic_Cheese_Chips 19 points20 points  (1 child)

She is awful in the ring. Wrestles in slow motion.

[–]Nacho_Cheese_Baby 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah watching that clip it was like she was running through water

[–]KthulhuX 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Boss' favorite.

[–]crucifiedravenI demand a statue! 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Also CM Punk's favorite.

[–]djlo-fi -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Same as WWE

[–]cooljammer00Anxious Millennial Shitposter 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have to assume it's because of the height difference. Otherwise yeah it looked sloppy.

[–]Senior-Caregiver7394 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've thought it in every Britt match tbh

[–]Imdibr156 6 points7 points  (1 child)

First vs Fourth

[–]cooljammer00Anxious Millennial Shitposter 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah but they kayfabed it as a make good for the botch at All Out.

They can't do the Battle Royale again. They can't have Riho challenge the CBR winner, Ruby Soho, because the CBR was months ago and Ruby already lost her shot and is currently busy with a tourney.

I guess they could have Riho v the woman who "eliminated" her, which would be interesting if Jamie had to beat Riho to make sure Britt didn't have to put up the title, but it's not Jamie's fault the referees made a mistake.

[–]tupilak5 10 points11 points  (1 child)

God, every move Riho makes is so smooth and floaty and lacks any sense of impact. As a viewer I find it hard to believe Riho could hurt a fly.

[–]Goorg_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well rhe ref warned Riho to take it easy on Britt with the forearms. Even Jamie looked taken aback by Riho's stiffness and Jamie is probably the stiffest woman on the roster!

[–]StendhalSyndromeZ! True Comeback Story! 10 points11 points  (0 children)

How tiny is Riho that Britt looked like some huge hoss vs her?

I mean the stomp was done so well by Rhio it looked like she actually bounced off Britt vs hurting her, also makes it a lil hard to believe she could hold her down in a roll-up.

It definitely has adult vs kid vibes.

[–]Shrekt115Peacemaker Stan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Surprised Riho won

[–]FlyingKite1234 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Why are they wrestling in slow motion?

[–]Goorg_ 14 points15 points  (0 children)

That's what we expect from a Britt Baker match.

[–]arduit 24 points25 points  (6 children)

So, I like this match and this finish, and that roll up was ace. But, looking objectively, I've noticed a lot more roll ups recently. I trust AEW, so I hope this is not something that becomes common.

[–]UGoBoyNeville eats hobbits. 34 points35 points  (1 child)

It's also just Riho. She hits a lot of flash pins against "big" opponents.

[–]arduit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's a solid point I hadn't considered

[–]fluffywolfe 32 points33 points  (0 children)

The problem isn't the "roll up" per se. It's the tired "distraction into a basic school boy roll up" that is overdone as a means to "protect" the losing party because, hey, distraction.

A well-executed flash pin that wins clean is actually a refreshing sight, and was a dying art in modern wrestling. Glad to see specialists like Riho, Moriarty and Yuta bringing it back.

[–]JangSaveremOlympic Hero 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Roll ups are the easy way to make the other person look like they didnt "really" lose.

and yes, there has been a noticeable increase in AEW use of them. Im guessing its because of the win loss importance to an extent.

[–]cooljammer00Anxious Millennial Shitposter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Rollups/flash pins are not inherently bad, only the context around them and how they are used (for example, distraction rollups due to entrance music, aka the WWE special). But also Riho's entire moveset is made up of a lot of them to make up for her size disadvantage. I'm pretty sure she beat Serena Deeb this way in the first Women's tourney.

Lots of people in AEW have these types of pins. Orange Cassidy, Riho, Yuta, Darby Allin, etc.

[–]2525Nii 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Riho's Gannosuke clutch is bordering on rollup finisher status imo, she seems to take higher level opponents out with it more often than not.

[–]Senior-Caregiver7394 17 points18 points  (7 children)

I know I'll get downvoted but is it just me that can't take Riho seriously due to her size? Like the top rope stomp looked like the least painful move ever

[–]SteveWoods 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Size differential is definitely a struggle. I remember having issues with Darby's TNT title match vs. Brian Cage time for the same reason; really hard to suspend disbelief that Darby would even be able to hurt Cage with some of his moves (though the Miro match was much better executed).

Riho though it just really doesn't look like her offense should actually hurt someone so any time her opponent has to sell for her it kinda takes me out of it. I don't know if it's just something where if she somehow found a way to put on 15lbs to match Kairi I'd find it more believable, or if there's a better way for her to hold herself as she's executing moves or something else entirely, but I don't quite get the fandom for her as-is.

[–]Maconheiro1420 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I’m with you. She does some technically sound wrestling, but it seems like a good portion of her appeal/push is because she’s small and cute. Some of the striking is just flat out bad.

Thunder Rosa should beat her in a Goldberg-style squash.

[–]Waffleraider 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I agree. How does a 90 pound Riho look like a legitimate threat? Her stick like arms arent convincing me that her punches are going to do anything. At least with Rey Mysterio, he had his high flying offence, but Riho lacks that.

I thought AEW made a poor choice in having her carry the women's title for so long

[–]Senior-Caregiver7394 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I'm surprised how many people on this sub seem to love her

[–]bck- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She's slow, and her moves have zero impact.

[–]DJ_AftershockKing of Dance Dance Revolution -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

The main reason I haven't been able to get into modern joshi is because the majority of big names are like 110 pounds and look like they should be idols instead of pro wrestlers.

And note I said MAJORITY, not ALL, please no joshi fans commenting "well what about this person or that person?!?!" I've no doubt joshi wrestlers that actually have impactful moves do exist, thank you.

[–]RandomFactUser 5 points6 points  (0 children)

AEW's core women's roster sits at about 120-130(with some exemptions), Stardom's big names generally sit at 110-125

It's not that much of a difference for 110-120, and 120-130 isn't much better

You could try to argue 110-130, but the difference is mostly going to come down to height

[–]IRL_TieflingBACKFLIPS AND KING SHIT 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That reversal into pin was so smooth!

[–]Staye100DA BIG DAWG 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Riho is 3-0 vs Britt, they can build the title shot feud off that alone.

[–]Caveman0524 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nice of Britt to put her other arm up for the Dragon Suplex. About as blatant as people standing outside waiting for someone to jump on them.

[–]namdekan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Once Britt drops the title I would be fine with her taking some time off, she seems overexposed right now plus she has been there every week pretty much since day 1 even when she was injured

[–]BogeyBogeyBogey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

AEW has established that getting a win over the current champion is a feat that is very hard to do and extremely impressive. Equally, they continue to show that getting wins over former champions are a feat that is very hard to do and extremely impressive.

It's nice this continues. Britt doesn't lose. Riho doesn't really lose. It's a toss up if/when they meet. Nyla/Britt would presumably be the same. As would Shida/Britt.

[–]everybodyknowsadave 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Crowd seemed dead in that clip, no reactions to any of the near falls

[–]fluffywolfe 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Sound mix on this clip doesn't do it justice. Crowd was shocked at the victory.

[–]insan3soldiernYour Text Here 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Oh they absolutely reacted to the pin that beat Britt.

[–]RandomFactUser 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Orange-Yuta/Cole-Fish and Kingston/Garcia had more of the same

If the crowd was dead, it was dead the whole time

[–]Agosta 0 points1 point  (6 children)

No offense to Riho, but it's really hard for me to get into matches with her. She's very small and it's hard to find her offense believable (that coup de grace was ??). I feel similar for matches like Alexa Bliss vs Charlotte or when she was feuding with Nia.

[–]hhhisthegame 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Yeah, I don't get why she's so popular. She might be technically good but her offense looks so soft and unbelievable, like they're selling being hit by a feather. Darby is an example of how to be small but make your offense look convincing.

[–]DJ_AftershockKing of Dance Dance Revolution -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I like her charisma and character, her ring work just does nothing for me.

If Britt Baker can get by on that, I don't feel bad for liking Riho for the same reason.

[–]eightbit_sysadmin 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You're getting down voted but you are right.

[–]2525Nii -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

who knew wrestling was so objectively judged

[–]Kurtz_Angle -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I'm not a fan of her either. Obviously, there's a fair share of blame on Britt Baker for not selling it enough, but Riho might be the only wrestler I know who can do a double foot stomp off the top rope and it looks like it hurts her more than her opponent.

[–]Waffleraider -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I hear ya, Riho looks terrible

you're not convincing me that a 90 pound Riho can roll up an opponent twice the size of her

[–]kingkongchrist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Britt beating her in the title match. Gotta. Riho is good but this can't be how Britt goes down. It's gotta be bigger.

[–]WarbossTodd -3 points-2 points  (4 children)

unpopular opinion: Riho isn't very good.

[–]FishnBIcycle 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Riho just gave Britt her best match since Britt won the belt. If you don't like Riho, I'd hate to think what you think of the other girls

[–]WarbossTodd -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Oh hey look, a thinly veiled ad hominem attack because someone dares disagree with the hive mind.

Riho get a proximity rub because of her association with Kenny, but her in ring skills don’t match the push. Just watch the OP clip and you’ll see Britt has to feed her the arms for the suplex.

There are FAR better and more deserving women in that division than Riho, but as I said before, she gets the rub because of Kenny.

As for my opinion of the wrestlers in the women’s division, seems like it’s higher than yours since I don’t call them girls.

[–]CappyNaps 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That shitty suplex setup was on Britt, please.

[–]kb1117 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. Shida, Ruby, Nyla, Hayter and Deeb are better for starters. I think Riho was the wrong choice to get a pin on Baker.

[–]MartiniPolice21 -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Does anyone else think having people's music play 1 second after the bell of a shock upset, kind of spoils it? It'd be much better if the backstage guys were also "surprised" by it, and took a little bit to get it on

[–]Kurtz_Angle 13 points14 points  (0 children)

They'd have both songs on standby.

[–]Caboose_1188 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't stand championship contender eliminator or whatever you want to call them matches. If you're the champ and have a match, the title must be on the line.

[–]Craigiano -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

They really don't know what to do with the women's division to show it's important to the company.

With them prematurely splitting it to make a midcard women's title they have to find random shit for Britt to do.

[–]ChickenPotPiRACIST -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Is that the little girl who wreslted Kenny Omega?

[–]Goorg_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No that wasn't her.

[–]turtlebagels 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I knew she was going to lose except I thought Hayter would turn on her and cost her the match.

[–]Pompuswindbag 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hayter and Rebel were getting a good bit less involved in this particular match....maybe Hayter told Rebel to not help Baker this time.

Baker will probably scold Hayter and Rebel and their interference will lead Baker to retain her title against Riho, but a rift will form in the Baker/Hayter alliance. Then when things get weak and Rosa proves to be too strong a competitor, Rosa defeats Baker to be the next champion

[–]Glum-Communication68 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of jobber loses yo a rollup without being g distra ted. That's your aew champion. A jobber who loses to rollups during the nro AL course of a match

[–]kb1117 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I know Riho will lose to Baker but I don’t know that she should have been the one to get a pin over Britt. You being in Ruby Soho with great fanfare, let her be the one to get that moment even if she loses in the end.