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Jamie Hayter defeated Saraya and Ruby Soho in a three-way match at AEW Revolution 2023 on Sunday to retain the AEW Ladies’s World Championship.
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Over the previous a number of weeks, the AEW ladies’s division has featured battling factions, with the likes of Saraya and Toni Storm representing those that made a reputation for themselves outdoors of AEW clashing with AEW’s homegrown expertise, equivalent to Hayter and Britt Baker.
Soho was additionally concerned, and whereas it was extensively assumed she would be a part of forces with Saraya and Storm due to the truth that she first gained prominence as Ruby Riott in WWE, she opted to stay impartial heading towards the pay-per-view.
Hayter was primarily Baker’s sidekick for a lot of her AEW tenure, however that modified in November when Hayter beat Storm for the AEW Ladies’s World Championship at Full Gear, making her the face of the AEW ladies’s division.
About two months earlier than that, Saraya made her AEW debut by confronting Baker and Hayter, which made her a transparent babyface on the time.
Saraya gained her biggest publicity and recognition in professional wrestling beneath the identify Paige in WWE, profitable the Divas Championship twice and NXT Ladies’s Championship as soon as.
She was pressured to retire from in-ring competitors in 2018 due to a neck damage, nevertheless, and WWE opted to not renew her contract final yr.
That opened the door for Saraya to move to AEW, and whereas it was initially unclear if she could be allowed to wrestle, the questions have been rapidly answered, and he or she beat Baker at Full Gear in her first match in practically 5 years.
As time progressed, the followers started siding with Hayter and Baker over Saraya and Storm, paving the best way for Saraya and Storm to show heel.
After Saraya defeated Skye Blue on the Feb. 22 episode of Dynamite, Hayter and Baker prevented them from spray-painting Blue. Hayter then agreed to present Saraya a title match at Revolution, however she additionally accepted a problem from Soho, making it a three-way.
Revolution represented the hardest problem of Hayter’s title reign thus far, however she managed to beat two of the very best AEW has to supply, preserving her 100-plus-day run as champion.
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