AEW women’s division has momentum again after Full Gear 2023


The AEW women’s division featured two excellent matches at Full Gear and there’s growing momentum with two new champions.

AEW Full Gear 2023 was a strong show, with a lot to talk about in the days after. Many names stood out as top performers for the company, with a lot of people pointing toward Swerve Strickland having yet another top showing. The women’s division featured two big matches and the five women involved showed what much of the wrestling community knows about this roster. Coming out of the show with two new champions that fans are ready to invest in, Tony Khan can’t botch this momentum once again.

Toni Storm and Julia Hart are now the AEW Women’s World and TBS Champions respectively. They are both testaments to the power of character development and maximizing your time on television. The two ladies originally started as background characters in their factions but found a way to get over and eclipse the individual members of the group. Storm’s rise doesn’t shock anyone as she was considered one of the best women’s wrestlers in the world long before she got to AEW. Hart is more of a surprise, as she begins to outperform the other members of The House of Black when it comes to fan reaction and interest.

With these two ladies holding the titles, it will be interesting to see how Khan follows up with the booking of the women’s division. This isn’t the first time that there’s such an energy coming out of a PPV or a weekly show. The AEW women’s division continues to make the most of every opportunity given but the booking follow-through has been less than lackluster. This is a chance to take steps forward to show that the time and effort will be invested into this talented roster.

The pairing of Storm and Mariah May has fans interested. May is another young and talented superstar and the newest addition to the division. If this angle captures what fans are comparing to the Trish Stratus versus Mickie James angle from decades ago, they have the potential to truly push this division forward.

On the other side, it initially looked like Hart was building a faction around her with Skye Blue and Willow Nightingale. Imagine a bigger unit within The House of Black that featured these three talented women alongside Brody King, Buddy Matthews, and Malacai Black – that would certainly be a power unit that could run the entire show as a faction of top heels.

Still, the question remains what will come next heading into the November 22 episode of AEW Dynamite? Will the show be business as usual with minimal engagement for the women’s division? Or will this be the episode where more time begins to head their way to show fans that the best is yet to come?

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