This is Hikaru Shida’s first singles match since April 27th (she was away in Japan for a while) and for Robyn Renegade, this is her 20th match in AEW, interestingly she and her twin sister Charlette have only had 5 tag team matches. I wonder if Tony Khan has been holding off giving them too much of a spotlight as a tag team for now.
Robyn and Charlette get their full entrance in front of a live AEW Dynamite audience. First thing I notice is that their hair is done very differently. Robyn has her hair up in a bun, Charlette’s hair is down and quite straight. Shida comes out to a nice pop.
Robyn comes out with some nice aggression and Charlette helps get things back in her favour when Shida begins to take the match back. Out on the floor Robyn gives Shida some monster chops and then back in the ring she executes a backstabber Sasha Banks would be proud of.
She turns things back around with a massive slap in the corner and then a Meteora off the middle rope. Robyn goes out to the floor. Referee Mike Posey turns his back for a moment and Charlette comes onto the apron and grabs Shida’s hair. Charlette gets some offence in on Shida when Mike Posey finally realizes this is not Robyn but Charlette.
Caprice Coleman on commentary correctly identifies that this should be a disqualification which of course it should! How fair would it be if Shida ends up losing this match? I’d say this was WWE-bad but at least WWE would’ve called for the DQ. I really didn’t like this.
What should’ve happened
What I was hoping was going to happen from noticing the different hairstyles of the twins was that part way through the match, they’d pull the switch-a-roo except Charlette would put her hair up in a bun and Robyn would take her hair tie out. Then when Shida is beating up on Robyn, Charlette would attack Shida from behind. And then when Mike Posey is about to call for the DQ, the twins would convince him he has it the wrong way around since Charlette now has her hair in a bun and Charlette has her hair down. But I digress…
Back to the action
Robyn runs back in, Shida dodges sending her right into Charlette. Shida manages to hit a dropkick on Robyn whereby she also lands a splash on Charlette. She then hits an ax kick and a Falcon Arrow for the win.
While the booking of this match annoyed me, I thought this was the best I’ve seen Robyn Renegade in AEW. She did a good job at looking aggressive and mean. Shida gave Robyn a lot. I like “twin magic” stuff but at times it seems like the Renegades can go out of their way to do it. I think having the other sister cheat is enough most of the time.
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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.
Hikaru Shida wins via pinfallHikaru Shida wins via pinfall
- Good show of Robyn's character
- Should've been a DQ