Paige shocked the world by making her AEW debut as Saraya. She came out to rescue AEW Interim Women’s World Champion Toni Storm and Athena. Britt Baker, who was on the offensive, later said that there’s no room for Saraya in AEW. However, the media response to her return begs to differ.

Saraya received a huge response from the audience. However, her debut made strong waves in the overseas market as well. BBC covered her return to pro-wrestling, and as a result, gave AEW mainstream press in the U.K.

The BBC article covering her AEW debut covered all the facets surrounding her absence from pro wrestling and mentioned that fans were “legit shocked” by seeing her addition to the AEW roster.

The reveal seems to have blindsided most fans, with one calling it a “legit shock”, and many praising AEW for the “huge signing”.


Fans were absolutely shocked to see the former WWE star return. Saraya retired from pro wrestling back in 2018 following an injury. She took to Twitter and thanked everyone for generating such a huge pop over her entrance.

Saraya hasn’t been in the ring ever since December 2017. She left WWE back in early July after she didn’t get re-signed by the company. It’s unclear whether Saraya will get back into the ring again, though her addition to the AEW roster does generate some hope.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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