AEW Women's Title Eliminator Tournament Final Confirmed For Dynamite

Nyla Rose and Thunder Rosa battled to face Ryo Mizunami on this week's EW Dynamite...

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Nyla Rose will meet Ryo Mizunami in the final of AEW's Women's World Championship Eliminator Tournament, having beaten Thunder Rosa in the United States bracket final on last night's YouTube special.

The Native Beast bettered Rosa in an impactful back-and-forth battle after catching her opponent with a Beast Bomb as she attempted to fly from the top rope. She and Mizunami now meet with a shot at Hikaru Shida's Women's World Title on the line for Revolution 2021.

Rose defeated Britt Baker and Tay Conti to advance through the tournament's earlier stages, while Mizunami defeated Maki Itoh, Aja Kong, and Yuka Sakazaki on the Japanese side of the bracket. This week will be Mizunami's first ever appearance on Dynamite.

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Few would have predicted Mizunami vs. Rose as the tournament final when the competition was first announced, with Baker and Sakazaki initially considered bigger favourites. Baker was felled at the second stage, however, and Sakazaki was already booked for a Tokyo Joshi Pro show in Japan on 7 March, making Revolution an impossibility.

Rose, the second AEW Women's World Champion, has considerable history with Shida, having wrestled her at last year's Double Or Nothing and Full Gear pay-per-views. Mizunami, meanwhile, has wrestled Shida dozens of times in Japan.

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