Saraya made her All Elite Wrestling debut at Dynamite Grand Slam with the AEW followers greeting her with an enormous ovation.
The Interim AEW Girls’s World Title was on the road through the AEW Dynamite Grand Slam episode on September 21 with Toni Storm retaining her title in a match additionally involving Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., Athena & Serena Deeb. Baker suffered a bloody nostril through the match after a spot the place Athena landed on her face.
After the match was over, Baker was joined within the ring by her good friend Jamie Hayter, who teased preventing Baker till she determined to struggle with Baker as she has carried out for a number of years. Whereas these two ladies attacked Storm, Deeb was beating up Athena. That’s when a brand new theme music hit and any individual was making their AEW debut.
It was Saraya (her full title is Saraya-Jade Beavis), who arrived in all black apparel together with a pink jacket. The followers gave her an enormous ovation as a result of they’re very accustomed to her profession from her days as Paige in WWE. There was additionally a film made about her life referred to as “Preventing With My Household” that instructed the story of her household filled with wrestlers.
When Saraya obtained into the ring, the overwhelming response led to all the opposite ladies leaving the ring, together with Baker. Saraya identified the opposite ladies within the ladies’s division and shouted her well-known catchphrase: “That is my home.” That’s a reference to Saraya saying she was at dwelling in a wrestling ring.
Saraya began wrestling as a youngster and made her WWE NXT debut when she was simply 19 years previous in 2011 utilizing the title Paige. She would go on to win the NXT Girls’s Title after which she famously debuted on the April 7 version of Uncooked after WrestleMania and defeated AJ Lee in a brief match to develop into the Divas Champion. She would win the Divas Title twice in her profession.
The return of Saraya made numerous wrestling followers comfortable as a result of her main neck accidents are nicely documented. She has had surgical procedures to restore the neck damage that compelled her to cease wrestling in December 2017. At 25 years previous, she was medically disqualified from competing in WWE after which in June 2022, her WWE contract expired.
Following her WWE deal expiring, there have been questions on what Saraya may do subsequent and he or she answered these questions by making her AEW Dynamite debut. It’s definitely doable that she shall be wrestling in AEW though as of this writing that’s not confirmed.
AEW’s Proprietor, President & Basic Supervisor Tony Khan welcomed Saraya to the company in a tweet with the “All Elite” graphic.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 22, 2022
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