AEW has a strong roster of women and these three names stand out as the next to hold the championship.
All Elite Wrestling’s roster continues to grow, bringing out some of the best names in the industry. Even though the women’s division struggles to get the place it should, there’s no denying the talent in that group. Thunder Rosa stands tall with the Women’s World Championship around her waist, but that run will not last forever. Looking forward, here are some predictions for the next three ladies who will claim the top spot in the promotion.
Jamie Hayter is someone to keep a close eye on in AEW. Just like some of the other young names such as Jungle Boy, Darby Allin, Skye Blue, and more; Hayter is someone that can be a foundational piece to the future of the entire company. She has championship status written all over her, and a title shot at the upcoming Battle of the Belts. Will she win the belt there, most likely not, but that should kick off the angle that sees her split from Britt Baker and eventually take that belt as her own.
Toni Storm is in an interesting position, as she’s aligned with the current champion. She lost clean to Rosa at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door but hasn’t regressed from a position in the company. Many thought she’d pick up the title there, but that wasn’t the case. She’s not out of the title picture entirely, and she could be right back in it if she and Rosa go to battle again, this time with Rosa as the heel. The seeds were set for the turn when Storm landed a hip attack during their tag match on Dynamite and the story could very well continue with Storm facing and defeating Rosa in the future.
Jade Cargill is already a dominant force in the women’s division and the TBS Championship is firmly around her waist. One of the biggest questions surrounding Cargill is who will bring her undefeated streak to an end. In order to get the Women’s World title, she’d have to drop the TBS belt at some point, as AEW doesn’t seem to be going in the direction of creating double champions.
A match between Athena and Cargill seems to be on the horizon at AEW All Out, which could be the moment Cargill takes her first defeat. From there, a bit of rebuilding along the way would hold get Cargill into the title picture in early 2023, with the outcome of her being the first woman to hold both championships.
Wrestling fans want to see AEW do more with their women’s division. Three years since its inception the company has continued to drag its feet in this area. Keeping their champions credible has been one of the key issues, but the future of the division can move in the right direction with these three women as the next names to hold the title.