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Riho to defend AEW Women's title against Emi Sakura at Full Gear


A Women's Championship match is the latest addition to the card for Full Gear.

It was announced this morning that AEW Women's Champion Riho will defend her title against Emi Sakura at Full Gear. This is the sixth match to be confirmed for the show.

Riho became the inaugural AEW Women's Champion by defeating Nyla Rose on last month's Dynamite premiere. Her first title defense was against Britt Baker on the third episode of Dynamite.

Sakura, who trained Riho in professional wrestling, defeated Penelope Ford, Allie, and Sadie Gibbs in a four-way match on last week's AEW Dark. She made her AEW debut at Double or Nothing by teaming with Aja Kong & Yuka Sakazaki and losing to Riho, Hikaru Shida & Ryo Mizunami. Baker & Riho also defeated Sakura & Bea Priestley on the second episode of Dynamite.

Full Gear is taking place at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland this Saturday. Here's the updated card for the PPV:

  • AEW World Champion Chris Jericho defending against Cody
  • Kenny Omega vs. Jon Moxley in an unsanctioned match
  • AEW Women's Champion Riho defending against Emi Sakura
  • PAC vs. Hangman Page
  • The Young Bucks vs. Santana & Ortiz
  • Britt Baker vs. Bea Priestley (pre-show)