New AEW star Paige VanZant has explained how she always knew pro wrestling was going to be part of her life and discusses her talks with WWE.
Former UFC star VanZant had made several appearances in AEW as part of American Top Team, led by Dan Lambert. However, on the March 9th episode of Dynamite, Paige VanZant made things official as she signed her AEW contract on top of Tay Conti who she had attacked.
Speaking on Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, Paige VanZant explained that WWE had a different vision for her but working with AEW allows her to continue her bare-knuckle fighting career:
“I did know my career would take me to pro wrestling eventually. I wasn’t sure what venue that would be if it would be WWE or AEW. I’ve been a fan of both, I made it out about a year ago to WWE headquarters. They had a different plan for what they wanted for me.”
“With AEW, I’m so excited they were happy to partner with me and let me continue to fight MMA and do bare-knuckle boxing. They’re on board to build my career, build me as a wrestler, and let me be myself.”
It has been reported that VanZant will be training for the four-sided ring under the tutelage of a former WWE star from the Attitude Era.