The field of sixteen competitors is now down to eleven following Monday's action from the Japanese side of the AEW Women's title eliminator tournament.
Emi Sakura, Yuka Sakazaki, Aja Kong and Ryo Mizunami all advanced with victories, joining Thunder Rosa in the second round of the tournament designed to find the next challenger to AEW Women's Champion Hikaru Shida.
Sakura defeated Veny and will face Sakazaki after Sakazaki defeated Mei Suruga. Further down the bracket, Kong defeated Rin Kadokura and will face Mizunami who beat Maki Itoh. All of the Japanese matches were taped at the Ice Ribbon Dojo in Saitama.
Last Wednesday, Rosa kicked off the tournament with a win over Leyla Hirsch on the U.S. side of the bracket. On this Wednesday's Dynamite, the first-ever AEW Women's Champion Riho will return to AEW for the first time since last March when she faces NWA Women's Champion Serena Deeb. The winner will face Rosa in the next round.
Dates have yet to be announced for the two remaining first round matches: Tay Conti vs. Nyla Rose and Britt Baker vs. Anna Jay.