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Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb set for AEW Winter is Coming


A recent rivalry will continue on next Wednesday's AEW Winter is Coming edition of Dynamite as Hikaru Shida will face Serena Deeb for a third time.

The two first met in October when Shida was on the cusp of winning her 50th match. However, Deeb spoiled the party and picked up the win. The two then rematched in the first round of the TBS title tournament a few weeks later with Shida picking up the victory which was her 50th. Deeb attacked Shida after the match, damaging her knee. That played into Shida's loss to Nyla Rose in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

The show will also see MJF face Dante Martin for the Dynamite Diamond ring. The two were the final entrants left in Wednesday's qualifying battle royal after Martin turned on Team Taz and eliminated Ricky Starks to end the match.

The matches join the already announced AEW World title match as Hangman Page defends against Bryan Danielson. It will be Page's first defense while Danielson earned the shot by winning the recent World title eliminator tournament at November's Full Gear.

Here's the current card for next week's show from Garland, Texas:

  • AEW World Champion Hangman Page vs. Bryan Danielson
  • MJF vs. Dante Martin for the Dynamite Diamond ring
  • Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb