Hikaru Shida has been AEW Women's Champion for over a year, but fans have often noted her limited television time during her reign.
Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Shida said she hopes to cut more promos on television moving forward.
“I understand that TV time is limited, so I’ve kept practicing and waiting for my chance. Please look forward to that," she said.
Shida is set for her biggest and most fleshed-out story to date as she battles Dr. Britt Baker DMD this Sunday at AEW Double or Nothing.
When talking about Baker and their upcoming bout, Shida said, “She is the type of person who studies pro wrestling more than anyone else in AEW. Her progress in these years is proof of that. The most important moments in pro wrestling are the ones after a loss. When I show how I stand again after a tough loss, I think people will understand me better. However, this Double or Nothing is the first time to wrestle in a full arena as the champion for me, and I’ve retained this title until now for this moment. This match is going to be one of the toughest and most emotional matches in AEW history. Those are two very important elements for a great match. And after it is over, I’ll celebrate my win with all fans at Double or Nothing.”
AEW is set to celebrate Shida on Friday's AEW Dynamite.
You can view the current lineup for AEW Double or Nothing by clicking here.