Saraya recently opened up about her first promo on AEW Dynamite during an appearance on Busted Open Radio. She admitted that she was nervous and terrified, especially after being away from wrestling for five years and debuting in a new company in front of a new audience.

However, she also expressed regret over one particular line in her promo, where she said, “Finally, a boss that listens to me.” She acknowledged that it was a low-hanging fruit and wished she hadn’t taken it, as she has always spoken highly of WWE and loves AEW. She believes that the line caused unnecessary tribalism and negative reactions.

“I was so mortified by the promo myself that I actually second guessed coming back altogether. ‘Did I just make a mistake? Did I make myself look so awful?’ People like Dean Malenko was like, ‘You went out there, you said on the microphone that you were nervous.’ I really was. I was terrified. I have never been so terrified in my career. Even when I debuted, won different championships, I was terrified, but not as terrified as coming back after five years, going to a different company in front of a new group of fans, in front of all these people watching you and they want to see you fail or do good. There was a lot of eyes.”

“The one thing I do wish I didn’t say, I got asked to say a certain sentence, the sentence where I was like, ‘Finally, a boss that listens to me’ I wish I didn’t take that low hanging fruit. I’ve always spoke highly of WWE because they helped me a lot. I love AEW. There is no reason to take that low hanging fruit and I feel that caused a lot of tribalism and negative reaction. There are some things you wish you didn’t say, and that’s one of them. I feel it would have gone smoother if I wouldn’t have said that. I understand why people were made, ‘but I’m playing a character. Be quiet.’


Despite her nerves and regrets, Saraya is committed to playing her character and continuing to entertain fans in AEW. Her honesty and self-awareness are a reminder that professional wrestling is an art form that requires skill.

What are your thoughts on Saraya’s honesty about her nerves and regret over a line in her AEW promo? Do you think it takes courage to admit mistakes in a public setting? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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