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Hikaru Shida vs. Emi Sakura Regina Di WAVE title match set for AEW Dark: Elevation

Another promotion's title will be on the line prior to AEW Dynamite.
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Following up on an angle from Monday's AEW Dark: Elevation, former AEW Women's Champion and current Regina Di WAVE Champion Hikaru Shida will defend against Emi Sakura on next Monday's episode.

The match will be taped prior to Dynamite in Cleveland, Ohio, tonight. Will Washington first reported the news Wednesday.

The title is part of Japan's Pro Wrestling WAVE promotion, a promotion Shida has appeared for in the past. She won the title by defeating Suzu Suzuki in August, her third WAVE title including their singles and Women's Tag Team titles.

Sakura will be looking for her first title reign.

On Monday, Shida and Sakura were on opposite ends of a tag team match that also included Skye Blue and Maki Itoh, respectively. After the heels got the win, Sakura challenged Shida for the title which the champion wore to the ring.

It will be the latest non-AEW title to be defended in an AEW ring, joining a list that includes the Impact World title, AAA Tag Team and Mixed Tag Team titles, and the NWA Women's title.