Riho will challenge for the gold.
The former AEW Women's World Champion has picked up several wins in recent weeks. She defeated Toni Storm on the March 1 episode of AEW Dynamite before she beat Emi Sakura on the March 3 episode of AEW Rampage. Riho then defeated Nyla Rose on the March 10 episode of AEW Rampage.
During the March 27 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation, commentator Matt Menard stated that Riho was the number one contender for the AEW Women's World Championship, and she will face the reigning champion, Jamie Hayter, on the April 5 episode of AEW Dynamite in Long Island. He subsequently noted that it would be a title match. Riho went on to defeat Diamante in the main event of the March 27 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation.
Hayter previously defeated Riho on the October 26 episode of AEW Dynamite. Riho beat Hayter on the December 8 episode of AEW Dynamite in 2021, so their upcoming bout will be the rubber match.
The updated card for the April 5 episode of AEW Dynamite is below.
AEW Dynamite (4/5)
- AEW Women's World Championship: Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Riho
- Ricky Starks vs. Juice Robinson
Fightful will have live coverage of AEW Dynamite as it airs on April 5.
Check out the card for the March 29 episode of AEW Dynamite here.