In a groundbreaking achievement, Willow Nightingale emerged victorious as the inaugural NJPW STRONG Women's Champion at last weekend's much-anticipated NJPW Resurgence event. This remarkable feat was clinched through her stellar victory over Mercedes Moné in the culmination of a high-stakes, one-night tournament.
Nightingale's impressive victory secured a title and a vision for the championship's future. In a recent, candid interview with Busted Open Radio, Nightingale detailed her ambitious plans for the newly-won title, including showcasing it on larger platforms such as ROH and AEW broadcasts.
Nightingale's Vision for Championship Visibility
Nightingale expressed optimism about the future prominence of the title. "Moving forward, I aspire to see this title gain more and more visibility," she stated. Nightingale envisions herself displaying the strength encapsulated by her title in the coming AEW Women's Title and AEW TBS Title matches.
"I intend to bring the spotlight to this title and demonstrate my strength, fittingly echoing the essence of the title itself," she elaborated. In a bold move, Nightingale openly called out Tony Khan, urging him to feature her in AEW's future programming.
Reflecting on her new status as champion, Nightingale admitted to unfamiliarity when addressed as 'champion.' Yet, she graciously accepted it with a smile and a word of thanks. Nightingale admitted that she is still adjusting to being labeled the "champ." She went on to say that Tony Khan is the key to AEW's future and the direction of Dynamite in the upcoming week.
She hopes to be a part of it and is eager to showcase a captivating championship match. Even though she achieved a remarkable victory and has high hopes for her future, Nightingale has not been included in the lineup for the upcoming AEW Double or Nothing event this Sunday.
Nevertheless, the determined champion remains resolute, suggesting that she will make more promising appearances in the near future and that her triumph will undoubtedly have a positive impact on women's professional wrestling.