Matt Hardy believes adding Saraya significantly boosts AEW’s women’s division.
Saraya (formerly Paige) made her anticipated return to wrestling during AEW Grand Slam in New York on September 21st, 2022. Although her role in the company is unclear, a report from Fightful suggested that the former WWE star’s contract “largely implies” she could be wrestling again.
A week after her shocking debut, Saraya addressed the fans on the September 28th episode of Dynamite and proclaimed she’s bringing a new revolution to the women’s division in AEW. Some fans online weren’t pleased with her promo, calling out the British star’s derogatory comments about WWE. Saraya would admit on Twitter that she was “a little rusty” but said she was “proud” of the women’s division.
Speaking on The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy discussed the British star’s potential impact on AEW’s women’s division and how she may take it to greater heights.
“A huge contributor in terms of star power for the women’s division. If she ends up being physically okay that she can wrestle on a part time basis, or at least physically interact with the other females, it’s going to be a huge boost for the division. I mean she was truly one of the cornerstones of the initial women’s revolution where women’s wrestling started being taken much more seriously on American pro wrestling programming.”
During last week’s AEW Dynamite, Saraya turned the scheduled match between AEW Interim Women’s Champion Toni Storm and Serena Deeb into a Lumberjack match. Despite facing a tough challenge, Storm again came out with the win.