Wembley Stadium, a place with sports legends and where dreams come true, will soon witness Hikaru Shida, AEW Women's Champion, defend her title. The magnitude of the moment is not lost on Shida, especially given the enormity of an 80,000-strong crowd.
"To be candid, the idea of performing in front of 80,000 fans is, at the moment, beyond my imagination. That number is just staggering," Shida began. "But if there's one thing I know, I'm mentally prepared. My readiness is a testament to this being my second reign as champion.
This time around, my goals and desires are crystal clear. I'm primed, and I've also just completed my new gear for the event. It's fair to say that Wembley will witness Shida at 120%."
Shida's Patriotic Gear Debut
The AEW Women's Champion also shared a significant change in her attire for this grand event.
"For this match, I've incorporated the red circle of the Japanese flag into my gear, marking the first time I've done so. I've arrived at a point in my career where I genuinely feel that I've earned the right to bear our flag with pride," she shared, her voice resonating with emotion.
Shida continued, "I consider the upcoming Wembley show perhaps the pinnacle for all Japanese Joshi Wrestlers. It feels like a monumental chapter in our wrestling history. Ever since childhood, I've harbored this dream, this burning ambition, to etch my name in the annals of history.
With this defense at Wembley, I can finally sense that dream materializing." The significance of Shida's upcoming defense is monumental, not just for her but all Joshi wrestlers and the sport. As the world waits in anticipation, the stage is set for what promises to be an unforgettable showdown at Wembley Stadium.