Athena’s reign of dominance continues in the Ring of Honor Women’s division.
In the main event of episode six of ROH, the women’s champion faced Miyu Yamashita. Yamashita’s main promotion is TJPW and she’s been in the US wrestling for many promotions. She has wrestled twice for IMPACT Wrestling, including at Multiverse United where she competed in a four-way for a spot at Rebellion for the Knockouts Championship. In episode 5 of ROH, she defeated Shazza McKenzie.
These two powerhouses were given 13 and a half minutes to battle out for the championship. “The Fallen Angel” has faced many great women while defending her title, but Yamashita is probably her biggest threat yet.
Athena became so frustrated at one point that she started walking up the ramp. Yamashita wasn’t having any of that and they battled on the stage. The champ got so frustrated that she pushed her opponent off the side of the stage.
The women eventually made it back to the ring and Yamashita was determined to finish off Athena. While she connected with a screw kick, she missed the Skull Kick when Athena ducked it. This set Athena up to be the victor.
She has now won her 18th consecutive match dating back to last year. In 2023, she is undefeated in 11 matches. That’s the most of any woman this year and overall is second only to TBS Champion, Jade Cargill. Athena is a fighting champion and has not only defended her title in ROH but has also defended it on AEW Dark Elevation and Dark. She also has had the most title defenses as an ROH champion.
Even though Yamashita came very close to dethroning her, it seems like Athena is unstoppable. She’s just two wins shy of 20 consecutive wins. Athena’s reign of dominance doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon.