Toni Storm is All Elite!
On the March 30 episode of AEW Dynamite, the Women’s Owen Hart Memorial Tournament got underway with a qualifying match. It was announced last week that The Bunny would be taking on a new signing, with AEW President Tony Khan teasing the arrival of a recently released WWE Superstar.
As revealed during tonight's broadcast, Toni Storm was The Bunny's surprise opponent. The Bunny would come close to spoiling Storm's debut but was defeated after getting hit with Storm Zero. With that, Toni is the first woman to qualify for the Owen Hart Memorial Tournament.
It’s TONI STORM! #AEWDynamite— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) March 31, 2022
Storm departed from WWE on December 29 after asking for her release. She had been regularly featured on WWE television leading up to her departure, including facing Charlotte Flair for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship on the December 24 episode of WWE SmackDown.
Storm won the 2018 Mae Young Classic and is a former NXT UK Women's Champion. Along with her run in WWE, Storm has wrestled for STARDOM, PROGRESS, wXw, SHIMMER, and more.
Both the male and female Owen Hart Memorial tournaments will conclude at Double or Nothing in May.