Saraya’s return match left her breathless.
The All Elite Wrestling star returned to the ring at the Full Gear 2022 pay-per-view, defeating Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. in what was the former WWE star’s first match in almost 5 years.
AEW Star Saraya Recalls Struggling To Breathe After The Full Gear Match
Multiple factors should be considered when making a return to the ring after a lengthy hiatus, which include ring rust and the body not being used to taking regular bumps.
One of the biggest elements is cardio, as ring shape is said to be different from being in shape using standard forms of cardio. This was something that the returning wrestler has admitted was a struggle during the match with Baker.
“My head was down the whole time I got back. This producer is like, ‘Why was your head down the whole time?’ And I was like, ‘I was blowing the f*** up. I could not breathe. I was like, ‘I cannot breathe. I can’t remember anything. What is happening? Why am I here? Afterwards, I was like, ‘okay, thank God I got through that.’ But I was winded.“
The return match for the former Paige nearly took place in her previous place of work. The former Diva’s Champion was once offered the opportunity to come out of retirement while still with WWE.
Saraya’s second match in the company took place on January 11th, where Saraya and Toni Storm were defeated by Baker and AEW Women’s Champion Jamie Hayter.
With a return to active competition now complete, the All Elite star will be looking towards her next one on one opponent. The British star has stated that a future dream opponent is one that is currently not signed to AEW but there is pre-existing history between them both.
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