The All Elite Wrestling ladies’s division simply added one other celebrity. Saraya made her AEW debut shortly following the AEW Women’s Championship four-way match on AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, coming to assistance from Toni Storm and Athena. Formerly often known as Paige in WWE, that is Saraya’s first look inside a wrestling ring in almost three years. After retiring from in-ring competitors attributable to harm in April 2018, Saraya held numerous on-screen roles in WWE for the rest of her contract. She labored as an authority determine, a supervisor, and a correspondent for the short-lived WWE Backstage studio present on FS1. Her leap to AEW marks the primary time Saraya is working exterior of WWE in almost a decade, and the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion seems to be all smiles.
“F–king WOW! Absolutely blown away by the pop in the stadium and the reception outside of it,” Saraya wrote on Twitter this morning. “Been a long journey. Couldn’t be happier to be in AEW. Thank you to everyone! and thank you to my babe Ronnie Radke for letting me use his song Zombified! LFG!!”
Saraya additionally shared a photograph of her incognito apparel exterior Arthur Ashe Stadium forward of her massive return to wrestling.
— SARAYA (@Saraya) September 22, 2022
While it has but to be formally confirmed, Saraya seems to be signed to AEW as an energetic competitor. As of this writing, she is listed on AEW’s roster web page with a win-loss column subsequent to her title. That stated, managers like William Regal and Stokely Hathaway even have their names listed with the win-loss column, so it is not essentially a assure that Saraya will likely be wrestling.
Regardless of the dearth of affirmation, Saraya seems to have her sights set on Britt Baker. The two could also be blossoming rivals on display screen, however there’s loads of love between the 2 behind the scenes.
“I’m a huge fan of Paige. I love her. I love her mom. I’ve wrestled her mom before actually,” Baker stated over the summer time. “She’s such an inspirational female. That girl has gone through it all and she’s still, pardon my swearing, but she’s such a bad b—h and she has that everything roll off your back energy. You can’t get to her. You know what I’m saying? She holds her head high and her in a wrestling ring again, if I’m not in the match, I want to be ringside watching it because she was one of my favorites to watch. Her energy. I mean she would come out and do the sideways skip up the ramp. It made me so excited. I used to play her entrance music in my car. So, I’m a big fan.”
Stay tuned to ComicBook.com for updates on Saraya’s future with AEW.