AEW has a robust roster full of talented pro wrestlers from various promotions. This is especially true for the current crop of female wrestlers in AEW, as Skye Blue is now one of the better-known stars there. Now it appears she agreed to a deal with the company long before officially signing with them.
Skye Blue has been part of AEW programming for the past couple of years, as she enthralled fans with her in-ring performances. This all led to AEW officially signing her last month.
News of her signing certainly puzzled a section of fans, as they found it weird it took AEW so long to sign her to a contract. After all, Skye Blue had been competing in AEW for almost two years at that point.
While speaking on the AEW Unrestricted Podcast, Skye Blue talked about her contract status and how it came about. Blue revealed that she had agreed to a deal with the company long before officially signing with them.
”I cried a lot (when I got the All Elite graphic), because I remember my first extra work was the pandemic days in Jacksonville and I remember being terrified. I remember being an extra in that crowd shaking and I was actually — my first day of extra work was Queen Aminata’s first day of extra work too (which) was really freaking awesome.
But I remember sitting there and we’re like, ‘Crap, that’s gonna be us. We’re sitting in the crowd. We’re gonna have to go get in that ring’ and I remember they told me my first match was against Britt (Baker). I was like, oh! It’s just Britt Baker and then this is Dustin Rhodes.
I wasn’t back until the All Out (2021) that I got signed and then to see it go from I was literally — I remember cheering in the crowd to like 2 AM or whatever it was to getting the graphic and being able to — I FaceTimed my mom, because C.D. (Christopher Daniels) had told me, he’s like, ‘Hey, yeah, they wanna put the graphic out today.’
I just texted her like, ‘Hey, just be prepared for something’ and she’s like, ‘What the hell does that mean?’ She’s spamming my phone while I was in the makeup chair so I FaceTimed her and I just sent her the picture of the graphic because Twitter put it out first and she was crying, screaming on the phone and it made me cry.
I’m sitting in the makeup chair, I’m trying not to cry and I put makeup on my face, I’m gonna ruin it. Because I never thought I was gonna make it to that point because I wanted to do this for so long and AEW has been the dream company since I was running around on the indies so it was the fact that he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s for real,’ I was like, oh, it’s actually real. Like what?”
Skye Blue’s official AEW debut saw her losing to Britt Baker on an episode of AEW Dark a couple of years ago. Skye Blue even got a tattoo to commemorate her AEW signing. Regardless, Blue is a solid addition to the company and that’s all that matters to fans.
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