Latest Update On Saraya Wrestling For AEW

Here's what will determine whether or not ex-WWE star Saraya wrestles for AEW...

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Whether or not new signing Saraya wrestlers for All Elite Wrestling will be determined by Dr. Michael Sampson.

This is per Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online Daily Update column. AEW's company doctor will determine what the former Paige is able to do physically, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

Saraya debuted for AEW at last Wednesday's Grand Slam tapings in New York City. Hitting the ring following a four-way bout between Toni Storm, Serena Deeb, Britt Baker, Athena, interrupting the heels' beatdown of the babyfaces following Jamie Hayter's non-turn, she commanded an incredible crowd reaction, having made a completely unforeseen arrival.

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The 30-year-old departed WWE following her contract's expiration in July, having been part of the company's system since 2011. A formative figure in a pre-Revolution women's division, she unfortunately hasn't wrestled since December 2017, when a recurrence of a serious neck injury she had undergone surgery for in October 2016 eventually forced her into retirement.

WWE slotted Paige into a number of roles post-retirement, including SmackDown General Manager and Backstage co-host.

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Saraya is due to appear on this week's episode of AEW Dynamite. Fingers crossed this provides the answers.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.