Top AEW Star Calls Title Win The Greatest Moment Of Their Life

Top AEW Star Calls Title Win The Greatest Moment Of Their Life AEW

A top AEW star calls title win the greatest moment of their life.

On the 200th episode of AEW Dynamite on August 2, Hikaru Shida defeated Toni Storm to win the AEW Women’s World Championship for the second time.

Shida previously held the title after defeating Nyla Rose at AEW Double Or Nothing 2020 and held the gold for 372 days before dropping it to Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. at the same event in 2021.

In a new interview with Denise Salcedo, Hikaru Shida was asked to describe how she felt now that she had regained the championship again. She answered:

“The night was the, I think that was the greatest moment in my life. For me, it’s more important is [it was] in front of fans because the last time I was champion [was] no fans.”

“Actually, I got the title at the first pay-per-view without fans, and I lose the title at the pay-per-view the first week the fans come back.”

“So yeah. When I was champion, all the time is without fans. So I’m so happy, I could hear the cheers of the fans. The moment, that was the best. I felt it was like a dream.”

Reflecting on her first reign as AEW Women’s World Champion during the COVID-19 pandemic, Shida said:

“During the pandemic, fans cheer us, and I can see that [online]. But I think I always felt like of unsteady because I couldn’t actually hear them. That feeling was so strange.”

“I felt like it was a dream, but also felt, ‘Oh my god, it’s real.’ The fans are there, and I can hear that.”

When asked to describe her reaction when she found out about her title win and if she expected it, the new champion answered:

“To be honest, not really. Of course, I always wanted. But the first time I was champion, it was only six months since I moved here. There’s a lot of things I couldn’t do.”

“For example, the interview, I [didn’t] feel comfortable with interviews because I worry about my English. I know I still need to do work. But now I’m feeling much, much better.”

“I can relax and I can talk what I want to. So I’ve always felt there were a lot of things I couldn’t do as a champion.”

“So I always wanted, but I really didn’t expect it happening, especially right before our biggest show, Wembley, so I was so surprised. But I did it.”

Hikaru Shida followed up her title win by successfully defending the AEW Women’s World Championship against Anna Jay on the August 9 edition of AEW Dynamite.

Transcription via Fightful

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