Kris Statlander Not Competing On 1/1 AEW Dynamite, Riho To Defend Women's Title In Four-Way Match

Riho will still get to defend her AEW Women's Championship on the next edition of AEW Dynamite, but it will no longer be against Kris Statlander.

AEW announced that, due to a prior commitment, Statlander won't compete on the January 1 episode of Dynamite and will not face Riho for the title. As a result, Riho will now defend her title in a four-way match against Nyla Rose, Britt Baker and Hikaru Shida.

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Statlander had earned a shot for the title on the December 18 episode of Dynamite with a win over Baker. It should be noted that Statlander is booked for a match against Gisele Shaw on a Bar Wrestling event on that same night. Statlander will still get her title shot, but it will be on January 8 against the winner of the four-way match on January 1.

AEW founder Tony Khan issued a tweet about the matter.

Already announced for Dynamite is a rematch between Cody and Darby Allin as well as a six-man tag team match pitting the team of Kenny Omega, Nick and Matt Jackson against the team of PAC and Lucha Bros. Taz is also set to make an appearance on Dynamite.

Fightful will have live coverage of Dynamite with a post-show podcast to follow.

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