AEW Women’s Eliminator Tournament Show 3 Results – Feb. 28, 2021 – Rosa vs. Riho, Japan Finals

February 28, 2021
Jacksonville, FL (Daily’s Place) and Saitama, Japan (Warabi Wrestle Budokan)
Commentary: Excalibur & Taz

Quick Match Results

  1. Six-Woman Tag Team Match: Hikaru Shida, Mei Suruga & Rin Kadokura defeated Emi Sakura, Veny & Maki Itoh via Tamashii by Shida on Veny
  2. Japan Bracket Final: Ryo Mizunami defeated Yuka Sakazaki via modified Falcon Arrow
  3. USA Bracket Round 2: Thunder Rosa defeated Riho via cradle


Six-Woman Tag Team Match
Hikaru Shida, Mei Suruga & Rin Kadokura vs. Emi Sakura, Veny & Maki Itoh

Itoh started off with Shida and tried to use her “hard head” offense, but Shida got the best of her, frustrating Itoh. Later, Emi Sakura held up Suruga with a bridge and Itoh nailed her with a headbutt. In the end, Shida hit Veny with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall, then finished her off with a Tamashii for the win. Decent match with everyone showcasing some of their trademark spots throughout the match.

Winners: Hikaru Shida, Mei Suruga & Rin Kadokura

After the match, Sakura and Itoh attacked Shida, but Shida’s teammates helped her out and Shida tossed Itoh to the outside, where Sakura attacked Itoh.

Japan Bracket Final
Yuka Sakazaki vs. Ryo Mizunami

After a back and forth match, towards the end, Sakazaki went for her finisher, the Magical Girl Splash (springboard 450), but Mizunami moved and hit her with an uranage. Spear by Sakazaki, followed by a clothesline for a near fall. Mizunami then hit a modified Falcon Arrow for the win. Good match.

Winner of Japan Bracket and Advancing to Final: Ryo Mizunami

USA Bracket Round 2
Thunder Rosa vs. Riho

Pretty good hard fought match. Towards the end, Rosa hit Riho with a hard clothesline, but Riho kicked out and Rosa screamed in frustration. Rosa did a throat cutting gesture and went to pick up Riho, but Riho rolled her up for a near fall. Rosa then got Riho into a pinning predicament type of cradle and picked up the win almost out of nowhere.

Winner: Thunder Rosa


Thunder Rosa will face Nyla Rose in the USA final on Monday at 7 PM ET on YouTube. The winner will face Ryo Mizunami in the overall tournament final on Wednesday on Dynamite, and the winner of the tournament will face Hikaru Shida for the title at AEW Revolution on Sunday.