Konnan has expressed his dislike of Saraya’s first promo on AEW Dynamite.
Saraya addressed fans on Dynamite for the first time since making her shock AEW debut at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
During the segment, the former Paige received a huge ovation before going on to fire a shot at her ex-employer. However, the promo seemingly received a mixed reaction and has been criticised by many.
On a recent episode of Keepin’ 100, former WWE, WCW and AAA star Konnan gave his thoughts on the situation:
“I like Paige personally because I know her, I like her professionally, I’ve always liked her but this was way too long and I thought it was kind of unprofessional to say ‘Don’t wrap me up, I’ll stop when I want’ because if that was a shoot, you just said it into someone’s segment, okay?
Way too much Saraya, because afterwards, she was on commentary, no need for the lumberjacks, okay? And I’ve said this before, I think the star now is Hayter, and what do they do? They have Willow run her off, like really? She goes ‘I am the revolution’ that was really more like revolting.'”
Konnan has previously raised concerns with Toni Storm’s utilisation in All Elite Wrestling and also criticised Saraya’s mention of Storm:
“When she actually said, ‘Toni Storm is being utilized to her full potential’ some people booed. I think people see what I’ve said. She doesn’t work the crowd, she’s not charismatic, she doesn’t take command of the ring, she doesn’t act like a star albeit she’s a good worker and good looking.”
Since the promo, Saraya has admitted that she was “a little rusty”. It remains unclear as to whether or not Saraya will actually wrestle for AEW. It’s believed she remains on the injured list but a recent report noted that her AEW contract implies that she will be wrestling.