Saraya returned to the ring at AEW Full Gear, and she shares the story of what it took to get cleared and how she felt when she got final word that she could return to in-ring performing! She details how her injury has changed her move set, what she did to prepare for her return, and the role that Dean Malenko played in getting her ring ready.
She also talks about her surprise AEW debut, her new music and name, working with Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D., her special relationship with Renee Paquette and Jon Moxley, and dealing with haters. Plus, Saraya tells stories about her childhood growing up in a wrestling family, moving to the United States as a teenager, what it was like to have a documentary and feature film made about them, and why she’s having so many tattoos removed.
On her relationship with Renee Paquette and Jon Moxley:
“We’re all like bouncing ideas off each other, and she comes up with such good lines for my promo and for backstages. It’s like a whole unit.”
On hiding out in a tech closet before her AEW: DYNAMITE debut:
“There was no toilet in there. There was no AC in there. There’s no mirrors. I was just like sweating, but I was like, ‘This is gonna be so worth it!’”