AEW brought Kris Statlander back from injury and she joined a new faction. She is now a part of the Best Friends and Orange Cassidy’s troupe, but she was told that would never happen on television. She cited “personal reasons,” but didn’t go any further than that.

AEW Unrestricted invited the company’s favorite resident alien on the podcast where she opened up about her new union with the Best Friends and Freshly Squeezed. Statlander revealed that she has a history with Cassidy since before AEW. The two wrestled each other and their chemistry fits well together. After appearing in some Being The Elite skits together, she was told that they would never be paired up on television.

“I feel like the whole, me and Orange Cassidy type of thing has been, we’ve talked about doing this since before both of us were signed with AEW where we had done a mix tag team match together.  We had wrestled each other twice actually.  Our characters are so similar, and compliment each other so well, that it had to come to fruition at some point.  When I first got signed, we were doing a whole lot of skits on BTE.  We were told it would never happen on TV.  This is going to stay on BTE because of personal reasons.  Not our reasons, but, it was just something that wasn’t wanted for TV.”

“Then, the fact that how we made me join them and it becoming my actual return, it’s still incredibly mind blowing to me. How often do you see a woman wrestler return in the men’s main event gimmick match to team up with them and save them?  When does that happen, ever?  It never does.  It was a huge moment for me, but I didn’t realize it.  I thought I was just doing a goofy a*s spot right here, but it was to make amends with friends that I haven’t been here for this whole time.  I think it was really cool how it all actually happened, and the fact that it is actually happening now.  I feel like now that it is being seen what we are doing, it’s like, why haven’t we been doing this all along?”

AEW obviously changed their mind about putting Orange Cassidy with Kris Statlander on television. Now the two are a part of the same faction.

We’ll have to see what’s next for Cassidy because he has a big #1 contender match against Pac next week that could see him capture a huge Double Or Nothing main event spot against Kenny Omega. Kris Statlander will certainly be cheering him on the entire time.

Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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