A current AEW wrestler and former WWE Superstar has heaped praise on Paige, commenting that any in the world would be stupid not to try and sign her.
Ever since Paige announced that she would be leaving WWE on July 7th, speculation has been swirling over her next move. There is of course the added intrigue over what that move will look like. Despite being forced to retire from in-ring competition in 2018, the star has hinted that she would like to wrestle again.
Speaking in a new interview with NBC Sports Boston, Athena was asked about the possibility of the Anti-Diva joining her in AEW. Athena spoke in glowing terms about the soon-to-be ex-WWE Superstar, commenting that a switch to AEW would be a smart move.
“She is an invaluable superstar in her own right,” Athena said. “She is absolutely phenomenal whether she’s going to be a mouthpiece, whether she’s able to get back in the ring. Like any company would be like stupid not to try to snatch her up. I think her eventually returning to wrestling anywhere would be beneficial to whatever companies snatches her up, but I think AEW will be a smart move again because there’s something to be added to the women’s division.”
It has already been announced that Paige will be appearing at Starrcast V in July, before returning to her UK roots with her parent’s World Association of Wrestling in October.
Paige signed with WWE in 2011 and went on to become the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion. She added the Divas Championship in 2014, defeating AJ Lee in her first match on the main roster. The win made her the first woman to hold the NXT and Divas Titles simultaneously, while also being the youngest Women’s Champion in history.
H/t to PWMania for the transcription.