Despite being eliminated in the first round, one of the breakout stars of the Women’s Eliminator Tournament was Maki Itoh. The former pop star wowed fans with her performance before and during her match. This has led to many fans hoping she is used on AEW Dynamite when the pandemic ends.
During the AEW Revolution media call, Cody Rhodes spoke highly of Itoh and said he hopes to see more of her. He also mentioned that he expects to see her back. Here is the quote, courtesy of Sean Ross Sapp:
“Cody Rhodes speaks highly of Maki Itoh, and hopes to see more of her. He loves seeing people like Itoh who connect with the fans, and that’s why you see people like her pop up in AEW. Tells Cassidy Haynes there have been conversations on his end and expected to see her back.”
Maki Itoh was unable to defeat Ryo Mizunami in her first-round match as Mizunami would go on to win the Japanese bracket. Since then, Itoh has wrestled a six-person tag team match for AEW, teaming with Veny and Emi Sakura in a losing effort against Hikaru Shida, Mei Sagura and Rin Kadokura.