Jim Cornette has not only weighed in on Saraya’s surprise debut in AEW, but depending on her role can’t believe WWE let her get away from the company.
After AEW President promised that there would be surprised during Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium, he certainly lived up to the billing when Saraya made her first appearance at the end of the Women’s Championship match. Although she didn’t get physically involved, it has led to speculation whether she has now been cleared to compete.
In a discussion on his Jim Cornette Experience, the veteran wrestling manager and booker discussed the appearance, and how the crowd reacted and noted that AEW fans are the smart ones.
And then finally, music played. And as soon as the word Saraya came up on the screen, the place went ballistic because I don’t even know if they would have cheered if that had happened in a WWE building. Because nobody, none of the WWE fans would have known.
Probably what Paige’s real name was, well, maybe the most devoted. But these fans, they’re the smart ones. They knew it was Paige and boy, the place comes apart and the heels bail out of the ring and the fans go crazy and Paige walks into the ring and walks around the ring and smiles at the people, and that was it.
Continuing on, Cornette raised the question many have asked regarding Saraya’s status and what she’s been brought to AEW to do. He feels that if she’s cleared to compete, WWE have missed a trick.
So she’s here, but has she been cleared to wrestle? If she hasn’t been cleared to wrestle, then what’s she gonna do here? Because she had history in the WWE. They wanted her to be an ambassador, the movie that came out they wanted her to promote that, there were things outside the ring that she could do there. What can she do outside the ring here if she’s not cleared to wrestle?
And if she has been cleared to wrestle then why did the WWE let her get away? She’s not with Alberto Del Maniac again anymore. She’s not you know, the f*cking, he’s not shoving the Colombian marching powder up her f*cking schnoz anymore. She’s not having public meltdowns.
So if she was cleared to wrestle and could wrestle, how did the WWE let her get away? If she’s not been cleared to wrestle, and we have never heard that that was the case in the past what three or four years that she’s been out, then what’s she going to do here?
In contrast, Cornette has recently blasted a decision made on AEW TV.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.