Hikaru Shida addresses her status after removal from Owen Hart Cup

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Hikaru Shida has issued several statements regarding her removal from the Owen Hart Cup tournament, which was announced on Friday’s edition of AEW Rampage.

On the show, it was stated that Shida sustained an injury during the Philadelphia Street Fight against Serena Deeb and would be replaced in the tournament by Kris Statlander.

Shida responded on Twitter by indicating she was not injured:


The Philadelphia Street Fight took place on April 27th. Since the match, Shida has wrestled four matches in Japan with her last match taking place last Sunday for OZ Academy.

After several hours, Shida posted a lengthier statement addressing the confusion noting she was checked by a doctor after the match with Deeb adding that she could not re-enter the country in time before noting, “I feel healthy.

Her replacement, Kris Stalander, will wrestle Red Velvet in the opening round of the Owen Hart Cup with the match airing on Rampage next Friday.

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