Jamie Hayter's AEW Women's Title Challenger At Double Or Nothing Revealed

As doubt clouds her on-screen medical status, the path Jamie Hayter must follow to remain AEW Women's World Champion into the summer is coming sharply into focus.

During Wednesday night's episode of "Dynamite," it was announced that Hayter will defend her title at the Double or Nothing pay-per-view against The Outcasts' Toni Storm. It's a rematch of the bout at Full Gear last November that saw Hayter win the title for the first time, by defeating Storm.


Hayter did not appear on Wednesday's "Dynamite," despite being promoted for a trios match against Storm and the rest of The Outcasts. AEW President Tony Khan announced just hours before the broadcast that Hayter was not medically cleared. Her health has been a key component of her story since she was rammed shoulder-first into the ring steps by Storm during a match on "Dynamite" last month.

A lot has transpired since their previous encounter at last year's Full Gear. On that night, Storm was the babyface trying to go from Interim to Undisputed AEW Women's World Champion, determined to carry the AEW women's division following Thunder Rosa's untimely injury. Hayter, meanwhile, was still a heel and the story going into the match was that she had abandoned her former roommate — Storm — after they broke into the business together while living in the United Kingdom


As such, the roles have reversed this time around, with Storm portraying the heel and Hayter the fan-favorite champion. 

Since defeating Storm for the title last November, Hayter has proven to be a fighting champion, overcoming challenges from the likes of Hikaru Shida, Emi Sakura, Ruby Soho, Saraya, and Riho. If she retains against Storm, she'd further establish herself as the third longest-reigning AEW Women's World Champion in history, trailing only behind Hikaru Shida (372 days) and Britt Baker (290 days).