So going by the AEW.ONE Roster, you’ve got an #AllElite talent (Emi Sakura) & Prospect (Diamante) vs another Prospect (Skye Blue) & enhancement talent in Queen Aminata. So the format would seem to dictate that Emi & Diamante are getting the win. But then commentary really puts over Queen Aminata’s progress while we get a close up of her face… Hmmm…
Great opening sequence with Skye & Diamante as Blue ducks a clothesline and comes back with a thrust kick but Diamante jukes out of the way of that and tries for a Stunner. But Skye pushes Diamanté off her and goes for a roundhouse kick but Diamanté ducks before delivering a European Uppercut which turnstiles Skye Blue. So Diamanté grabs a waistlock. Blue escapes with an elbow, goes to run off the ropes but Emi Sakura grabs her foot. Diamanté comes in to clothesline the distracted Blue but she ducks, she tries for a clothesline of her own but Diamanté evades that and goes behind and then delivers a really nice looking German Suplex! Great opening.
Emi comes in to work over Skye. She gets her into a double underhook position and hits the back breaker but not before raking her nails across the back of Skye. Then we pause for “a spot of tea”. Diamanté tags back in. She and Skye exchange strikes. Diamanté swats off a kick but Blue swings around and catches her on the next kick, freeing her up to tag in the Queen.
Queen Aminata gets the hot tag. She drops Diamanté with a double sledge chop that gets a good reaction out of the crowd. She lariats Emi and then Flatlines Diamanté for 2. Sakura manages to get tagged in and she goes on a chop run on Queen along with a crossbody. Diamanté hits a splash off the rope followed by a Vader Bomb from Emi. She pins but Skye breaks the pin.
Skye dumps Diamanté to the outside. Queen hits a big head butt on Emi who falls between the ropes to the floor. Then Skye Blue takes the sky, body splashing from the top rope onto Emi, Diamanté, and Baliyan Akki. Skye rolls Emi back into the ring and eventually lands a thrust kick and follows that up with a twisting Flatliner (not sure what the move is called) and pins for the win!
So with that… Let’s see, carry the one…
Queen Aminata gets her first official win in AEW!
I suppose by the letter of the law on the AEW.ONE Women’s Roster, I need to officially add Queen Aminata as a Prospect! This was a fun match. Emi Sakura’s Dark/Elevation matches usually seem to be given time and are drawn up well.
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Note: Just because I give a match a low rating doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it for what it was nor is it necessarily a commentary on the competitors. Not all matches are meant to be 3-to-5 star matches.
Skye Blue & Queen Aminata win via pinfallSkye Blue & Queen Aminata win via pinfall
- Very strong opening sequence
- Queen Aminata's 1st AEW win!
- Nothing really to complain about