Hikaru Shida Wonders Why She Has Been Pulled From AEW’s Owen Hart Tournament Since She’s Not Actually Injured

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Former AEW women’s champion Hikaru Shida says she is not really injured, and is wondering wherefore she has been pulled from the ongoing Owen Hart Memorial.

Shida qualified for the prestigious first-ever tourney earlier this year, and was scheduled to look Red Velvet successful the opening circular connected adjacent Friday’s AEW Rampage. However, connected tonight’s Rampage Tony Schiavone revealed that Shida was hurt, and would beryllium replaced by Kris Statlander.

It is uncertain if this is immoderate benignant of unusual space that volition beryllium aboriginal developed for AEW programming, but either mode Shida was not prepared. In fact…shortly aft the announcement was made she took to Twitter and wrote the following:

“What?” In a abstracted tweet she added, “Well…. I already had 4 matches aft the thoroughfare combat and conscionable finished the top warring philharmonic show. But I look to person been injured…Japanese wrestling is thing for them. I’m truthful sorry. And atrocious couldn’t beryllium successful the tourney too.”

If determination is 1 idiosyncratic that Shida is not blaming it is Statlander. In her last tweet connected the taxable she says she’s gladsome that the alien gets a accidental to compete. As for herself, she plans connected enjoying the holidays successful Japan for the archetypal clip successful a agelong time.

“I’m gladsome from my bosom that Kris is successful the tourney now. And I’m gonna effort to bask abrupt holidays successful Japan due to the fact that it has been a portion earlier I had. Be positive!”

You tin spot Shida’s full thread below.

Well…. I already had 4 matches aft the thoroughfare combat and conscionable finished the top warring philharmonic show.
But I look to person been injured…
Japanese wrestling is thing for them. I’m truthful sorry.
And atrocious couldn’t beryllium successful the tourney too.

— HIKARU SHIDA ?? ? (@shidahikaru) May 13, 2022

I’m gladsome from my bosom that Kris is successful the tourney now.
And I’m gonna effort to bask abrupt holidays successful Japan due to the fact that it has been a portion earlier I had.
Be positive!

— HIKARU SHIDA ?? ? (@shidahikaru) May 13, 2022
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