After a victory in a four-way match, which also included Hikaru Shida, Britt Baker and Nyla Rose, Toni Storm booked her spot in the title match at one of the biggest AEW shows of the year.
She pinned Britt Baker to win the match, giving her the chance to win the AEW Women’s Championship for a record third time – but will have to go against her tag team partner to do so.
Saraya won the AEW Women’s Championship at AEW All In, pinning Toni Storm after a Rampaige to take home the belt for the first time in her career.
Grand Slam 2023 will come exactly one year after Saraya made her debut in AEW, and the English star will be hoping she can mark her anniversary in AEW with a victory over her fellow Outcasts member.
Tension between the two has been rising since All In, although it came to a head at All Out, when Toni Storm sprayed paint into the eyes of fellow Outcast Ruby Soho to cost her a match against TBS Champion Kris Statlander.
Saraya vs Toni Storm will be the first tile defense of Saraya’s AEW Women’s Championship reign, and could give her the ignominy of being the first AEW Women’s Champion to lose the belt without any successful defenses – mirroring CM Punk’s reign(s) as AEW World Champion.
AEW Dynamite Grand Slam takes place on September 20th from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Check out the updated card below.
AEW World Championship Match:
MJF (c) vs. Winner of the Grand Slam World Title Eliminator Tournament
AEW Women’s Championship Match:
Saraya (c) vs. Toni Storm
AEW International Championship Match:
Jon Moxley (c) vs. Rey Fenix
ROH World Championship/NJPW Strong Openweight Championship Match:
Claudio Castagnoli (c) vs. Eddie Kingston (c)
Chris Jericho vs. Sammy Guevara
Christian Cage & Luchasaurus vs Darby Allin & Sting
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