AEW star Saraya has hit back at a fan claiming the doctor who cleared her to return to the ring has been “accused of unethical decisions”.
At Dynamite Grand Slam Saraya made her AEW debut. At the event, the star confronted Britt Baker, Serena Deeb and Jamie Hayter.
It was her first major appearance since her WWE contract expired on July 7th. Despite having had several onscreen roles, the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion hadn’t competed since December 2017 due to suffering a second serious neck injury. Known as Paige at the time, she announced her retirement months later aged 25.
However, the star has made no secret of her desire to get cleared to return, and it appears she has finally achieved her goal. After getting into an in-ring brawl with Britt Baker on the October 5th edition of Dynamite, Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that she has been officially cleared to get back in the ring.
This led to some concern from fans due to her medical history. However, one Twitter user took things too far for Saraya when they accused the doctor who cleared her, Michael Sampson, of having made “numerous unethical decisions”.
Pointing out that Jerry Lawler credits Sampson with saving his life, Saraya said the user was “straight up lying”.
“I’ll bite on this because… Bro. You just straight up lying for clicks. Tf. 15 drs?!?! I learn something new about myself everyday on here. Insane. Hahahaha also you’re getting your Drs mixed up because Dr Sampson saves lives.”
I’ll bite on this because… Bro. You just straight up lying for clicks. Tf. 15 drs?!?! I learn something new about myself everyday on here. Insane. Hahahaha also you’re getting your Drs mixed up because Dr Sampson saves lives. https://t.co/ZiTTo3hHGgpic.twitter.com/8vwhokdJQp
— SARAYA (@Saraya) October 9, 2022
Dr Sampson is currently a ringside doctor for AEW, but served in the same role in WWE for several years. He is widely regarded as being instrumental in saving WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler’s life when he had a heart attack live on Raw back in 2012.