Saraya made her AEW debut during the Dynamite: Grand Slam TV special and immediately ignited a feud with Dr. Britt Baker. The 30-year-old confirmed she got the medical clearance to get physical inside the ring.

AEW President Tony Khan talked about Saraya’s match against Baker at the upcoming Full Gear pay-per-view event during an interview with Inside The Ropes. Khan said he would still have signed Saraya to an AEW contract even if she couldn’t wrestle.

“We were very interested to have her in AEW, and she was very optimistic she could get all the clearances and really gave me her word that she was gonna be good to go. To me, I didn’t wanna push her. I thought it was gonna be great to have Saraya in AEW. Look, if she’d come back and said, ‘I wanna be here. I’m not sure I can wrestle with my injuries,’ I also would have said, this is still a great home for you. I think we’d love to have a star like Saraya as a part of our wrestling company, a big wrestling star like you, even if you can’t get in the ring.

“But I think it’s worked out great. This is the ideal scenario, this kind of a great match. Plans have really fallen into place the last few months to have a big match at Full Gear this weekend like Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. versus Saraya.”

Saraya previously stated she’ll be under a microscope during her match against Dr. Britt Baker this Saturday at Full Gear. It remains to seen how Saraya will fare in her return match against the D.M.D.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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