Saraya Admits She Was "A Little Rusty" On AEW Dynamite

AEW newcomer admits to being a little out of practice on Wednesday's Dynamite.

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Saraya has admitted that she felt "a little rusty" on this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, which saw her address the promotion for the first time since debuting.

The former Paige came through the company's doors at last week's Grand Slam special, hitting the ring to interrupt Jamie Hayter, Rebel, Serena Deeb, and Britt Baker's beatdown of Athena and Toni Storm. This came after Toni had triumphed in a four-way bout to retain her Interim AEW Women's World Championship against Athena, Deeb, and Baker.

It was the first time she had made a live, in-arena wrestling appearance in years, having been removed from her televised WWE role long before leaving the promotion in July. On Dynamite, she played a pseudo authority figure's role, assembling the women's division in the ring before attaching a lumberjack stipulation to Storm and Deeb's planned singles match.

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Saraya, who did the majority of the talking in the pre-match segment, praised the other women involved while noting her rust:-

The former WWE Divas Champion was forced to retire from wrestling in 2018, having suffered a reoccurrence of a serious neck injury in December 2017. Now under a three-year AEW contract, whether or not she will compete again is unclear.

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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.