Serena Deeb vs. Riho set for AEW Double or Nothing pre-show
Serena Deeb will defend the NWA Women’s title against former AEW Women’s Champion Riho on Sunday’s The Buy In, the pre-show for AEW Double or Nothing
The match was going to be announced on Friday’s AEW Dynamite, but an image was accidentally shared by an international announcer Wednesday morning on social media.
After a three month absence due to a knee injury, Deeb returned to action this month on Dynamite, successfully defending the title against Red Velvet — her first action since a mid-February loss to Riho in the AEW Women’s title eliminator tournament.
Deeb defeated Thunder Rosa for the title last October on an episode of UWN Primetime Live. She has five defenses of the title, all on AEW TV, but has yet to make any appearance on NWA Power since the show returned. She also doesn’t have an announced match for NWA’s upcoming When The Shadows Fall pay-per-view.
After returning to AEW after more than a year away, Riho defeated Deeb, lost to Rosa in the semifinals, teamed with Rosa in a losing effort to Britt Baker and Maki Ito, and defeated Ito on the first-ever Dark: Elevation on March 10th. She hasn’t been back since.