The NWA Women’s World Championship match between champion Serena Deeb and challenger Riho took place at AEW Double Or Nothing: The Buy-In.
Early in the match, Riho offered a handshake but Deeb slapped her and Riho slapped her back. Excalibur noted that Riho just flew in from Japan and she is making the United States her home base.
Deeb worked over Riho’s left knee and that came into play late in the match when Riho was unable to make the cover after hitting a double foot stomp off the top rope. Riho hurt her knee again whens he tried another diving foot stomp and missed. Deeb took over on offense and almost won the match after hitting a twisting neckbreaker. Deeb executed a double dragon screw, followed by a piledriver and pin attempt but Riho was able to kick out.
Riho fought her way back with a dragon suplex and a double stomp to the back of Deeb’s back but Riho was slow to make the pin attempt because of her bad knee. Riho tried for the somato but Riho countered into the single leg crab but Riho made it to the bottom rope. Deeb won the match after ramming Riho’s knee into the mat several times and forcing her to tap to the serenity lock.
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