AQA Confirms Plans To “Step Away” Professional Wrestling


AQA has announced that she will be stepping away from professional wrestling just months after signing with AEW.

The star signed with AEW back in February, making her debut against TBS Champion Jade Cargill on Dynamite. The bout proved to her most high profile outing with the company, although she continued to appear on AEW Dark.

In a statement posted on social media, AQA explained that she hadn’t been in a “great place” with wrestling, but continued to push through. She added that this had sucked the fun out of every opportunity that she had during this period.

I want to take this time to say thank you to anyone who has ever cheered for me, supported me, bought merch, had me on your podcast or write an article about me. Those who sent loving messages, made fan art, gave me a hug during a meet & greet, or a high-five on my way to and from the ring. Promoters who booked me, opponents that stood across from me, and my trainers for teaching me everything I know I wouldn’t have made it this far without all of you.

At this time, I have decided to step away from professional wrestling for the immediate future. For the past few years, both mentally and physically, I have not been in a great place with wrestling, and silly me, I kept pushing through because I didn’t want to be seen as weak, but it only sucked the fun out of every opportunity I had. I hope during this time I’ll be able to reflect deeply and see what path is best for me.

Thank you AEW for granting me this time.

Until I see you all again, much love.

Prior to signing with AEW, AQA appeared with WWE under the name Zayda Ramier, after making her break through under the tutelage of Booker T and his Reality of Wrestling School.