The Mishandling of Leyla Hirsch in AEW

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“Legit” Leyla Hirsch has been in All Elite Wrestling for about a year now but the results haven’t been all there. The company hasn’t put its best effort forward regarding its women’s division, but things are slowly getting to where they need to be. Hirsch was set to make history as the first women’s wrestler in the prestigious wXw 16 Carat Gold tournament, but the pandemic had other plans. The “Legit” star challenged for the AEW Women’s World Championship, but the booking did her no favors. AEW has a solid lineup regarding its women’s division, including Leyla Hirsch, they just aren’t utilized properly and sometimes given the short end of the stick.

During her brief World Wonder Ring Stardom run in 2019, Leyla Hirsch settled into a groove and the full potential of the “Legit” AEW star was on display. The then-faction Tokyo Cyber Squad took her under their wing and she became a frequent member in the High Speed division among AZM and Starlight Kid. Hirsch definitely isn’t the only one on the AEW roster who’s underutilized, but she deserves more opportunities to shine. At the inaugural NWA EmPowerrr pay-per-view show earlier this year, she challenged Kamille for the NWA Women’s World Championship in a well-received bout. Kamille successfully retained her title. However, Hirsch was seen, by many, as the star of the match.

Beyond Wrestling has been like a second home for Leyla Hirsch outside of her time in AEW. The various opponents she’s faced there have ranged from Wheeler Yuta to Masha Slamovich. She has been doing fantastic work during her appearances with Beyond. Hirsch’s amateur wrestling background and time in Stardom can help shape the women of All Elite Wrestling into one of the best women’s divisions in the world. Leyla Hirsch definitely has all the tools to be a future Women’s or TBS Champion in AEW, as well as be a bigger star across the world.

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