AEW’s Big Swole had an impressive end to the year 2020 when it comes to the win column. She strung together several wins and with the rankings going in her favor she was poised to challenge Hikaru Shida for the AEW Women’s World Championship. She had a chance against Shida in October with the title on the line but came up short. Since then she was getting win after win. We haven’t seen her now for two months.
So what happened?
Swole appeared on tonight’s special episode of AEW Dark to explain. She starts off the promo by saying that there is a word going around that Big Swole is underutilized. She corrects this and says she is undervalued.
Adding to this, she says that she scratched and clawed her way through active crohn’s disease to become number one contender. Then to see that there was a women’s tournament announced for an opportunity she had already earned was a slap in the face.
She commends Ryo Mizunami for winning the tournament and becoming the “number one contender.” After Revolution regardless if Shida retains or Mizunami becomes the new champion, Swole says that payment is due and her price is gold.
Matches that were included on tonight’s special episode of AEW Dark before Revolution were:
Thunder Rosa defeated Tesha Price
Tay Conti defeated Leila Grey