For the past week, speculation has run rampant as to who would be challenging TBS Champion Jade Cargill when All Elite Wrestling debuted in Winnipeg. On the latest edition of AEW: Dynamite, Cargill announced a Canadian Open Challenge, hoping to take on one of the best that the country had to offer in her latest title defense.
Well, she certainly received it. The challenger? None other than Nicole Matthews.
Matthews, one of the standard-bearers of Canadian professional wrestling for the past decade, has recently been appearing for Love Pro Wrestling, Nation Extreme Wrestling, WrestleCore, and a number of other promotions through the Pacific North West.
Recently, Matthews made her return to the United States with DEFY Wrestling. Shortly after, the multi-time champion announced that she would be taking American bookings for the first time in nearly five years.
Post-match, Matthews commented on her AEW debut:
Matthews is currently scheduled to challenge Zoë Sager for the LPW Grand Championship on March 31st at LPW 13: Still Don’t Want to Grow Up.