Toni Storm's First AEW Women's Title Defense Announced For AEW House Rules Tonight

Hot off the heels of her title win at AEW Double or Nothing, the newly-crowned AEW Women's World Champion Toni Storm will gear up for her first title defense tonight. Storm will kick off her second reign by defending her title against Skye Blue at an AEW House Rules live event scheduled to take place tonight at the Cadence Bank Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Storm and Blue have met on three other occasions, with their most recent showdown occurring last month at another House Rules event in Salem, Virginia. This time, though, the stakes have been raised significantly, as Storm puts her championship on the line in what will be Blue's first-ever shot at the title.

Storm's second title reign began five days ago, when she unseated Jamie Hayter at Double or Nothing to become the new champion. Storm's win didn't come without some controversy — before the bell rang, Hayter ate a brutal beating from Storm and her fellow Outcasts, Saraya and Ruby Soho. Britt Baker and Hikaru Shida attempted to even the odds, but in the end, it was too little, too late. Fighting back a shoulder injury, Hayter tried to nail Storm with a Hayter-ade, but Storm evaded the move and delivered a Storm Zero to gain the pinfall and the gold.

Storm isn't the only one whose title belt will be up for grabs tonight — the Tupelo House Rules show will also see Anna Jay challenge Kris Statlander for her own newly-won TBS Championship after she ended Jade Cargill's inaugural reign with the title along with her undefeated streak. Big Bill and Ethan Page will also team up at the event, facing Darby Allin and AEW International Champion Orange Cassidy.