Paige debuts in AEW under real name of Saraya

Sep 21, 2022 - by Steve Gerweck

Former WWE Divas champion Paige made her AEW debut last night on Dynamite: Grand Slam under her real name of Saraya.

Saraya came out to a massive pop following the four-way match for the AEW Women’s interim title and saved champion Toni Storm and Athena from a continued attack by Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, and Serena Deeb.

The new arrival quickly told the heels that this was her house now and hugged fellow former NXT stars Storm and Athena.

Following the segment, AEW President Tony Khan announced that Saraya signed an AEW deal and is now All Elite.

The Brit left WWE after her contract expired in early July and the company opted not to renew her deal. She has expressed her wish to return to the ring and hoped that WWE would use her more but it was not meant to be.

She hasn’t wrestled since December 2017 after getting re-injured during a non-televised live event. She had stints as Smackdown GM and then as a panelist on the WWE Backstage show on FS1.

3 Responses

  1. motorhead says:

    How long until she’s just taking up space on the roster? I’d be a lot more optimistic if AEW knew what the heck they were doing.

  2. April Fangria says:

    I love her, but she’s very injury-prone and could be another case of a big splash with a short shelf life. Good story may be for her to lead a stable of men and women.

  3. Steve says:

    AEW has 2 bankable talents in the women’s division Jade Cargill , & Dr Brit Baker DMD. Unfortunately thevr a st sre fillers. Toni Storm , Thunder Rose are blah.blah.. AEW should on the positive & not bring in mid careers with no mic skills to make a small obe day pop or injury prone has-been. The clock starts on Saraya getting hurt or her tag team with her mom. AEW start as an alternative now its like NWA just Indie stars without story lines

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