According to Fightful, AEW is said to have made a good situation, from a bad one.
It is being said that Riho taking on AEW World Women’s Champion Dr. Britt Baker, DMD on the November 26 episode of Rampage, the company used a bit of a “snafu” as a reason the match was booked.
During the Casino Battle Royale at All Out this past September, talent said that Riho was disappointed and emotional backstage that she was announced as eliminated from the match, despite not going over the top rope. There reportedly was no heat on anyone in AEW for the mistake. Rhio then returned to Japan after All Out.
After Rhio’s return, it is then made the best of the situation, and turned it into a storyline to set up Rhio vs. Baker, with Rhio getting a future title shot if she won. Rhio pinned Baker to earn that future title opportunity. You can see the highlights from that match below.