Abadon, the ‘Living Dead Girl,’ made a spine-chilling return to AEW television last week, marking the end of a long and mysterious absence. The arenas echoed with eerie excitement as she claimed a shot at the Women’s World Championship on Rampage, only to face a harrowing defeat against Hikaru Shida in a nail-biting Collision the following night.
Her terrifying presence had last haunted the AEW television in a memorable Halloween bout against Dr. Britt Baker DMD back in October 2021. During her time away from the limelight, Abadon lurked in the shadows of Dark and Dark: Elevation, continuing her wrestling saga, despite these shows now being relics of the past.
According to Fightful Select, the realms of the undead weren’t the only thing holding Abadon back; injury had also kept her in the shadows, preventing a swifter return to the ring. She was only cleared to unleash her horrifying persona once again in Wednesday’s episode of Dynamite, indicating a whirlwind of rapid planning behind the scenes.
Until her grim return last week, the specter of Abadon’s last AEW match lingered since June. She did unleash her terror in the REVOLVER on 14 October, but the approval to return to AEW’s haunted rings was still pending.
Details shrouding her prolonged absence from AEW television remain veiled in mystery, adding to the allure and speculation amongst the fans.
Embodying her ‘Living Dead Girl’ persona to the fullest, Abadon’s daunting clash with Shida was aptly termed a Fright Night Fight, a fitting battleground for her eerie character to unleash terror.