On her Excuse Me: The Vickie Guerrero Show, Guerrero discusses signing with All Elite Wrestling. She talks about how her AEW debut happened, how far back talks with AEW were, working with Nyla Rose, the atmosphere in the AEW locker room, and what it was like to be the new person backstage.
She also discusses the difference between working with AEW and WWE.
Where Did The Idea Of Vickie Joining AEW Come From
“I think it was me being on the cruise (Chris Jericho Cruise). You see the wrestling fans and the shows every night. Me being from where I’ve been, WWE, your brain starts ticking and you get ideas. Interviewing the women, most of them were babies at the time except Penelope.
We had ref Aubree on the panel. They all had their own storyline going. But, I looked at Nyla during the podcast and I thought, man, she would be so much fun to manage. Despite mentioning it, and of course, she liked the idea, we teased the crowd on the cruise.
Of course, it had to go back to AEW and people had to discuss this. But, that was my dream. I said, well God, if this is going to happen then it’s meant to be, and if no, then it’s ok. That’s the superstar in me. I’m always thinking about storylines and who is going to face who. Now, my dream came true.
Nyla and I have some really cool ideas and plan out for our storylines. There are a lot of women in AEW we are going to target and that will be the fun part of it.”
Vickie On AEW creativity
“I don’t want to be the same character that was at WWE coming into AEW. It’s time for me to reinvent myself. I have a new roster and a new playground that will excite me to interact with the different people on the roster.
I think that’s going to have me enjoy this a lot more. I forgot how exciting and the love I have for inside the ring, just with how gracious Tony Khan was. All the staff and coaches were so welcoming me coming in. It has been a fun ride. I can’t wait for the next time I’m out there.”
You can listen to the full Vickie Guerrero podcast here.