Saraya Comments On CM Punk Returning To AEW
Saraya has given her thoughts on CM Punk returning to AEW while noting that they get along very well.
The AEW return of CM Punk isn’t official yet, but the plans are in motion for Punk to be one of the featured wrestlers that is part of the Collision show debuting on June 17th. It’s expected that AEW is likely going to announce more details about Collision later this month.
Saraya is part of the women’s division as one of the top heels in the group known as The Outcasts where she is joined by Toni Storm and Ruby Soho. The idea behind the group is that they are outcasts because they came to AEW from WWE and they are trying to take over, but the AEW originals are trying to put a stop to that.
This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, Saraya beat Willow Nightingale in singles actions thanks to help from her friends. After the match, Hikaru Shida teased joining The Outcasts, but instead, she attacked them and sided with AEW Women’s Champion Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker instead.
While in WWE, Saraya joined the main roster after CM Punk left the company in January 2014. They did work together on the short-lived WWE Backstage show a few years ago.
In an interview with BBC Norfolk, Saraya was asked if she would like to see CM Punk return to AEW soon.
“Absolutely. I’ve said this before with Punk. He’s always been an absolute sweetheart to me. He’s never once had any conflict whatsoever. He’s been very helpful and given a lot advice over the years. Since basically near the beginning of when I was at WWE, he was kind of on his way out, but I remember coming up on live event loops, and he was very nice.”
“Going into WWE Backstage, always very nice. Coming into AEW, he had reached out to me, ‘If you need anything.’ He’s really awesome. I want whatever is best for business. If people don’t like each other, you have to find that common ground in a professional setting. There are people I haven’t liked over the years, but I’ve never let my personal feelings get in the way of business, at the end of the day.”
“If he was to come back, it would be great for AEW, it would be great for tickets too. Wembley is already doing awesome without anyone announced, but do you bring in the big dogs? Absolutely. We do have Chris Jericho, we do have the Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) and Kenny (Omega), and hopefully, we bring in Punk too.”
Saraya should be excited about AEW’s Wembley Stadium show since she is British and realistically should be featured heavily. As we have covered elsewhere, ticket sales are going very well for AEW All In during this first week of sales.