Riho, who is the first-ever AEW Women’s World Champion, took to her Twitter this past week and posted a photo of her right arm in a sling, with the caption, “I’m taking a rest a little,” but there was no mention of what her injury actually was. Riho recently provided an update on her injury and indicated that she is in her home county of Japan and she broke her collarbone, but she is currently undergoing treatment to repair her damaged collarbone.
There’s no word yet on where and how the inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion broke her collarbone as well as the severity and the extent of her injury and how long she will be out of action, but updates will be provided once it has been made available.
During the premiere episode of AEW Dynamite in October of 2019, Riho became the inaugural AEW Women’s World Champion when she defeated Nyla Rose. Riho held the AEW Women’s World Title for 133 days before losing it to Nyla Rose in February of 2020.
Riho last competed for AEW at the Battle of the Belts special on January 8th, where she came up short against AEW Women’s World Champion Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. in an AEW Women’s World Title Match. Prior to the AEW Women’s World Title Match, Riho was competing on AEW programming on a regular basis as she wrestled in over 10 matches from November to January, with her last AEW television match taking place on the January 7th episode of Rampage, when she teamed with Ruby Soho to defeat the AEW Women’s World Champion Britt Baker and her partner Jamie Hayter.
You can check out Riho’s tweets below:
I’m taking a rest a little. pic.twitter.com/CSx3UJswtK— RIHO 里歩 (@riho_gtmv) January 28, 2022
いま日本にいます！— RIHO 里歩 (@riho_gtmv) January 31, 2022