Wheeler Yuta thinks AEW are capable of holding an event featuring only female talent.
AEW’s women’s division is often the subject of discourse among fans, particularly following last night’s Dynamite which left many feeling shortchanged after Britt Baker’s match went just 19 seconds. In fairness, the company do have a good collection of women’s performers on their books, with Willow Nightingale recently besting Ruby Soho to become AEW’s second ever Owen Hart Foundation Tournament winner, but their booking of the female stars still leaves a lot to be desired.
To give his thoughts on the division, Wheeler Yuta recently spoke to Steve Fall of WrestlingNews.co, where he reaffirmed his belief in the division, citing the recent Owen Hart tournament as a reason why he believes AEW are capable of putting on an all-women’s pay-per-view.
Yeah, I mean, I think that’s absolutely something that AEW could pull off. The depth of the women’s division is great, and you know, just speaking of it like, obviously we saw the finals of the Owen Hart tournament recently, Willow Nightingale came out on top and that was really awesome. I was really happy for Willow, but yeah, we just have such a massive depth in our roster. The Women’s Division has been really killing it, so yeah, I think they’re 100% more than capable of doing that.”–Wheeler Yuta
It’s fair to say that AEW and Tony Khan have a way to go when it comes to booking female talent, though, an all-women’s show would allow them to show off their strong women’s division. Many fans may remember when WWE staged ‘Evolution’, an all-female Premium Live Event in 2018, however, this is something they are yet to revisit.
As for Wheeler Yuta, the star most recently competed in the AEW Blood & Guts match this past Wednesday which saw the Blackpool Combat Club (consisting of Yuta, Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli) team up with Konosuke Takeshita & PAC to take on The Golden Elite (Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Hangman Adam Page, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson).
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on AEW running an all-women’s show as we hear more.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the quote.