Athena has a priority inside All Elite Wrestling.
Athena has been part of AEW since her debut at Double Or Nothing 2022 and he or she has been a featured performer up to now, competing for the TBS Title and Interim AEW Ladies’s World Championship in September alone.
The previous NXT Ladies’s Champion admitted to Busted Open Radio that she does fear about getting misplaced within the shuffle within the promotion however she in the end seems ahead to going to work, which is one thing she hadn’t felt for a very long time.
“I am nonetheless acclimating I do not need to say I am absolutely fashioned and jumped proper into the combination. I am nonetheless looking for my place. I will say this the locker room is nice, it is superior, it is very uplifting. All the ladies in our locker room need to see everybody succeed. As a locker room we need to maintain pushing that boundary of what girls’s wrestling can do and that is the place I am gung ho, ‘Let’s go to struggle, let’s do it.’ That is one factor I completely love. I bear in mind feeling like everybody thought we had been porcelain princesses, ‘Do not fall, do not get harm.’ Mickie (James) can attest to this as a result of she’s been by manner worse and manner higher than I’ve,” Athena started.
“We need to proceed to evolve girls’s wrestling and push boundaries of what girls can proceed to do. In AEW, I really feel the ladies are getting that platform and pushing by. I like to see everybody…there are occasions when girls are available in and go, ‘I noticed this transfer, I believe you need to do it’ or ‘Here is this gear concept, it would not work for me however it’ll be just right for you.’ Having the help of a locker room and feeling prefer it’s us vs the world, it is an superior feeling. Not saying it wasn’t like that on the opposite facet, however simply extra so, I genuinely really feel typically they assume AEW is the underdog and loads of us have been wrestling for a very long time and we do not need to really feel that manner,” she continued.
“The transition, I am at all times fearful of getting misplaced within the shuffle a bit since you do have so many phenomenal abilities however for the primary time my wrestling and what I do within the ring speaks for me. Promos are nice, I really like promos and getting to speak and for the primary time I am really getting to speak with out a script and present folks that I can really inform a narrative and have that depth vs. having another person’s phrases. Not saying that is unhealthy, it is simply totally different. It feels totally different, feels uncooked, only a proving floor extra so than the opposite place, not saying it isn’t there. It feels uncooked and totally different. For the primary time in a very long time, I look ahead to hopping on a aircraft and doing the hellacious drives and look ahead to strolling into the constructing and seeing what’s subsequent for me. I completely love that. It is one thing I have never felt in a really very long time.”
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