Penelope Ford makes her entrance accompanied by Kip Sabian WITH the box on his head. Hmmm. This is an “Eliminator” match since Penelope isn’t ranked.
Match kicks off with some excellent mat wrestling. Penelope is so underrated. Each woman gets a headstand escape out of a leg scissor spot. The match picks up speed and Toni sends Penelope into the corner with a shot gun dropkick. Storm slaps her bumbum signalling for the Hip Attack but Penelope dodges it. The match spills out of the ring after Storm hits Ford with a baseball slide. Penelope sends Toni into the steel steps.
We head back into the ring where Penelope starts dominating Storm as she tries to recover from her visit to the steps. Penelope hits like a handspring spear and then a pretty vicious looking move where Toni is hanging half out of the ring and she pulls Toni neck first into the top rope getting a 2-count.
Penelope hits her handspring back elbow, a pumpkick and then a face smasher for two. Then a great looking snap suplex for two. Toni dodges a handspring elbow attack, some strikes and then drops Penelope in the corner. This time Toni wastes no time hitting the hip attack. She pulls up Penelope and sets her up for the Pendulum DDT and hits it getting the 1-2-3 for the win.
Good match. My only criticism would be that the finish seemed to fall a little flat due to a sort of strange delivery of the Pendulum DDT. But I’m so glad that it appears AEW is just going to give Toni Storm matches on TV. We need a really well booked Women’s World Championship reign and it’s really as simple as letting Toni wrestle. And of course, it’s so good to have Penelope Ford back.
Toni Storm wins via pinfallToni Storm wins via pinfall
- A lot of well executed spots
- Pendulum DDT finisher looked kinda soft