Saraya, formerly known as Paige in WWE, is All Elite after a shocking debut at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam on Wednesday night.
The Anti-Diva made her AEW bow after the conclusion of four-way match for the Interim AEW Women's World Championship, saving Toni Storm and Athena from a beatdown at the hands of Dr. Britt Baker DMD, Jamie Hayter, and Serena Deeb.
Saraya's WWE contract expired in July, ending her 11-year tenure with the company. A former NXT Women's Champion and two-time Divas Champion, Saraya's in-ring career was cut short by neck injuries, including a final blow that came at a December 2017 house show, which was her last match to date. After that, she served in multiple on-camera roles, including SmackDown GM, manager of the Kabuki Warriors, and a contributor for WWE Backstage.
Her debut at Grand Slam sent fans into a frenzy at the surprise appearance and immediately thrust her right into the thick of things, seemingly aligned with Storm and Athena against Baker and her cronies.
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It's unclear whether Saraya will get back into the ring to wrestle - she did not do anything physical Wednesday - or if she will serve in a different on-air capacity, but her appearance was a true feel-good moment for a company that needed news like this after a bunch of bad personnel publicity recently.
And no, there's no word on whether she's going to form a stable with Paige VanZant, Hangman Adam Page, Ethan Page and Diamond Dallas Page.