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Kris Statlander On What Move Kenny Omega Won’t Let Her Do

One of All Elite Wrestling’s most explosive and fastest rising women’s star Kris Statlander was recently a guest on an episode of AEW Unrestricted, where she was interviewed by Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone on where her alien gimmick originated from.

Statlander noted that she is just a really big science nerd and that she took every single science class in school and that is where her wrestling gimmick comes from because she has never even seen Star Wars or Star Trek.

This is what Kris Statlander said:

“I’ve never seen either. I’m actually just a really big science nerd believe it or not.” “I took every single science class that I could in school, like literally every single thing. I took biology, genealogy, marine biology. I even went to summer school for fun just to take a marine biology class, because that’s how much I loved it. And in my high school, we actually have a planetarium. So, we would take little kindergarten school field trips to the high school to go to the planetarium, but it was just like so fascinating to me. And for my birthday, I would get at-home science kits because [I’m a] dork.”

Statlander then talked about being nervous in coming to AEW despite the company having a relaxed atmosphere because she wanted to make a good impression. Statlander also said that the second she arrived in AEW she was under the impression that she was already hired, but she asked if she could wrestle first before making this assumption.

This is what Kris Statlander said:

“I think I was mostly nervous about making a good impression, but then the second I got there, every single person that was there that I knew, like Aubrey, was just like, ‘Oh yeah, you’re pretty much hired,’ and I was just like, ‘Can I wrestle first, before we make this assumption?’ I’m terrified.” “So that’s kind of how it was.”

Statlander then talked about commercial breaks being her hardest challenge and adjustment in AEW as compared to the Indies.

This is what Kris Statlander said:

“Commercial breaks, I hate that. I hate it.” “I’m so used to just like [wrestling]. Honestly, TV has definitely helped me like plan out times with calling matches in my head, but trying to incorporate a double-down, or trying to incorporate exactly when to time it all out for that commercial break.”

“Then when you’re in a commercial break, it feels like 10 minutes as opposed to like the two minutes that it is. So I’m like, ‘this whole match has to be in this commercial break. Why is this happening?’ That’s the biggest struggle is honestly just trying to time your match around commercial breaks for me.”

Statlander then talked about having a finisher called “Area 451,” but not being allowed to use another move she has, due to Kenny Omega’s request.

This is what Kris Statlander said:

“Well, I have a move that I haven’t been allowed to hit yet, as per Kenny’s request.” “Aubrey knows what it is. I’ll tell you, Tony, because we don’t know when I’ll be able to hit this new thing, but my good old Area 451, the 450, I can hit that. Only twice in my life have I ever over-rotated it, [and] bash my face onto the mat. Out of all the times that I’ve done it, only twice, and I’ve done it a lot. So, I’ll take it.”

Statlander then talked about having a bunch of things she can do in the ring, but wanting to do moves that are more unique to her.

This is what Kris Statlander said:

“I can do a lot of things, but sometimes I feel like not everybody wants to take everything.” “So, I try to be considerate to them and not force everyone to take all my stupid stuff. Like, I drop people on their head for my finish. That’s that’s kind of pushing it, already, I like to say. So, I have a bunch of things that I can do.”

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