Her “Baddie” status in flux, Leila Grey takes on Renee Michelle who is giving my vibes of Areal from the Little Mermaid with her hair. Maybe that’s just me.
Match opens with a lockup, leading to an exchange of arm bars. A running dropkick from Leila Grey on a seated Renee Michelle. A (not great looking) foot choke against the ropes from Grey. Snap suplex and a floatover for the pin by Grey for two. Michelle dodges a corner attack and it looks like there was supposed to be a kick by Michelle as she lay on her back but it doesn’t connect. They sort of “reset” as Michelle again dodges a running attack in the corner from Grey and then hits a spinning back kick. Renee then goes up top and hits a big dropkick and kips up. Renee drops Grey with a spinning head kick for two.
High knee strike in the corner from Leila Grey then launches herself off the middle rope for a spinning DDT before she finally finishes the match with a float over face buster.
Ah… So look. Not a great match. Sometimes the chemistry doesn’t match or there’s only a few spots to hit and a couple don’t come off cleanly. I’m having a hard time exactly getting a feel for what Leila Grey brings in the ring but obviously the look and charisma is there. I think she’s the only person to wrestle for AEW, then go to WWE, then come back to AEW so besides being a fun piece of trivia, clearly higher ups know more about her than I do, so I’ll give her lots more time too.
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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.
Leila Grey wins via pinfallLeila Grey wins via pinfall
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