Booker T has become the latest notable wrestling personality to heap praise on Saraya, fresh off her AEW debut this past Wednesday.
The debut of Saraya in All Elite Wrestling left the wrestling world reeling during Grand Slam Dynamite. Marking the next move of her career following her exit from WWE in July, the former Paige came to the aid of Athena and Toni Storm while they were being attacked by Britt Baker, Jamie Hayter, and Rebel.
Booker T has now commended ‘The Anti-Diva’ for an excellent debut. Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker expressed how happy he was to see his former WWE Backstage colleague continuing to chase her dream:
“Arthur Ashe Stadium, nice crowd, big pop. You could tell she was happy, you know, that smile was just radiating through the arena. So yeah man, I’m glad to see her back. Me personally, Paige has always been one of my favourites. She’s always been that chick, so I’m just glad to see her back seriously.”
The move made Saraya the latest in a long line of ex-WWE Superstars to join All Elite Wrestling. She follows ex-colleagues like Athena and Toni Storm in joining the promotion this year.
As it stands, it’s unknown if Saraya will wrestle in AEW. Despite appearing on the official roster page with a win/loss record, she remains uncleared for in-ring competition after suffering a career-ending neck injury in December 2017.