Saraya made her AEW debut in a surprise appearance at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. When Saraya’s contract with the company came to an end in July, WWE decided not to extend it. Saraya recently confirmed that she spoke to Triple H and thought about returning to WWE before signing with AEW.
Due to a neck issue, Saraya hasn’t wrestled since December 2017. Fightful Select recently stated that Triple H and the new WWE leadership had offered Saraya a role, which she ultimately turned down in favor of joining AEW. Saraya recently confirmed talks with Triple H and WWE while speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho.
Hunter did reach out to me and he wanted to talk to me. He thought it was my decision (to leave) because he wasn’t there at the time. He thought it was my decision to leave. ‘No, bro’ [laughs]. ‘It was Vince (McMahon) and Johnny (Laurinaitis).’ We got talking, but then I sat and talked to you guys, and I was like, man, I miss that side of wrestling where you can pitch your own ideas, and you can just have fun. I haven’t felt excited about wrestling in a very long time so the first day of being here, it was awesome. Everyone is so nice. It’s crazy just how different it can feel.
I was. I was thinking about it. Again, I don’t have issues with WWE. I just wish that some things were done differently, that’s the only thing I have against them. There are so many years where I could have been utilized more. My friends were around me, I was so depressed about it. I was thinking about going back there. Then I spoke to you [Jericho], I spoke to Mox [Jon Moxley], I was speaking to Britt (Baker), I got on the phone with Tony and he was so excited. I was like, ‘I think I’m going to give this a shot.’
Jericho claimed he pleaded with Tony to speak with Saraya directly because he believed she was on the verge of joining the WWE again. On AEW television, Saraya and Britt Baker have a grudge and have engaged in violent altercations.
Saraya provided more information regarding her choice to sign with AEW during a recent Twitch session. Listen to the entire podcast episode below. Stay tuned to Ringside News for the latest news and updates.
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