Even during a Pandemic, the Burke Shines Bright

With a total of 3 title defenses on AEW Programming, with a 4th scheduled for Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, the NWA World Woman’s Championship has seemingly shine even brighter during a global pandemic.

Over the past several months the NWA World Woman’s Championship has become somewhat of a fixture on All Elite Wrestling. With the announcement that Billy Corgan (NWA) and Tony Khan (AEW) agreeing to give Thunder Rosa a rematch against Serena Deeb and the NWA Championship, this will mark the fourth times the Burke will be defended on AEW Programming. The title has been seen more on AEW programming than any other place in wrestling.

Allysin Kay captured the NWA World Woman’s Championship on April 27th 2019 at the Crockett Cup in North Carolina. She would go on to defend against Marti Belle at ROH/NJPW War of the Worlds 2019. Kay would also defend at CWFH against Heather Monroe on August 18th, at Modist Madness against ODB on October 26th in Minnesota, and lastly against Rain at Wrestle Pro in Alaska on December 7th 2019. She would lose the title to Thunder Rosa on January 24th 2020 at NWA Hard Times. Ironically enough, Kay never defended the title on POWERRR.

Thunder Rosa was able to have two title defenses on POWERRR before the show would go on indefinite hiatus, against Allysin Kay in a re-match on the January 25th and on the 26th against Melina. As the world began to get back to promoting live wrestling events again, Thunder Rosa was hot out of the gate defending the Burke against all comers. She would make an immediate impact on AEW showing up to challenge Serena Deeb on September 2nd for AEW Dynamite. She would make her second appearance, challenging for Hikaru Shida’s AEW Woman’s Championship unsuccessfully at All Out 2020. She would go on to defend the title at Mission Pro against Lindsay Snow and later would return to Prime Time Live to defend against Priscilla Kelly before eventually losing to Deeb on that program.

On October 27th Serena Deeb would become NWA World Woman’s Champion. Deeb would return to AEW defeating Leyla Hirsch and later defeating Allysin Kay at the AEW Full Gear 2020 Buy In. Wednesday Night will mark her third title defense in less than a month.

By far and away the NWA World Woman’s Championship has been defended with more frequency in more places then any other championship within the National Wrestling Alliance and even during a world-wide Global Pandemic, the championship continues to be the measuring stick of excellence in wrestling.

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