Number three-ranked contender Abadon made her case for an AEW Women’s Championship match last night, attacking champ Hikaru Shida and biting her neck on the Holiday Bash edition of Dynamite.
Abadon appeared at ringside during Shida’s match against Alex Gracia. Shida pulled Abadon over the barricade and Abadon appeared to be unconscious. Shida went on to defeat Gracia.
Shida then approached the fallen Abadon and poked her with a stick. Playing into her undead persona, Abadon jumped to her feet and the two brawled. Abadon then bit Shida’s neck, leaving the AEW Women’s Champion bloody.
In a more traditional wrestling story, The Young Bucks retained their AEW Tag Team titles in the main event of Dynamite. Other tag matches on the show saw Chris Jericho & MJF defeat Top Flight and Jurassic Express take down The Dark Order in a six-man. After Jericho & MJF’s win, Jake Hager challenged Wardlow to a match for next week.
The tease for an angle involving Sting and Darby Allin also continued on last night’s show. Sting was about to address Allin when Team Taz interrupted and cornered Sting in the ring. After the lights went out and came back on, Allin appeared in the ring, forcing Team Taz to stand down.
Penelope Ford and Kip Sabian announced the date for their wedding — February 3 at Beach Break. Best Friends’ music interrupted the announcement, but it turned out to be a swerve from Sabian and Miro. Trent was seen being placed into an ambulance, presumably after an attack from Miro and Sabian.
For more of what you missed, including PAC vs. The Butcher and a Kenny Omega promo, see below.
More coverage from last night —
North American title match, Strong-Dunne set for WWE NXT next week
Allin-Cage TNT title match set for AEW New Year’s Smash night two
Kip Sabian-Penelope Ford wedding announced for AEW Beach Break
Jon Moxley’s return set for AEW New Year’s Smash night one
VIDEO: Speak Now Pro Wrestling with Denise Salcedo
Fight Pit match returning at WWE NXT New Year’s Evil
WWE adds Last Woman Standing match to NXT New Year’s Evil
Mercedes Martinez returns to WWE NXT, attacks Io Shirai
AEW Dynamite live results: Holiday Bash
WWE NXT live results: A Very Gargano Christmas
AEW Dynamite video highlights —
Chris Jericho & MJF vs. Top Flight
Jake Hager challenges Wardlow, Kenny Omega promo
Team Taz confronts Sting
PAC vs. The Butcher
Kip Sabian and Penelope Ford announce their wedding date
Dustin Rhodes vs. Evil Uno
Shawn Spears is fed up with AEW
Hikaru Shida vs. Alex Gracia, Abadon and Shida brawl
AEW Tag Team title match: The Young Bucks vs. The Acclaimed