Saraya Is Medically Cleared, In-Ring Return Date Confirmed
Not only did Saraya announce that she is “100% cleared,” she also made it known when she’ll return to the ring for the first time since 2017!
Ever since making her AEW debut back in September at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam, Saraya has been embroiled in a battle with Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. The two have clashed with both words and actions, marking Saraya’s first physical involvement in wrestling since being forced to announce her retirement in 2018 due to a severe neck injury.
Last week, Renee Paquette was set to interview both Saraya and Baker in a backstage segment, but Baker was nowhere to be seen. Making the most of the situation, Paquette asked the former Paige about her medical status and whether or not she was cleared for in-ring competition. Instead of giving a straight answer, she said that she would answer next week, and that there was one more doctor she wanted to see, clearly indicating the wrestling dentist.
Now, on the November 9th episode of AEW Dynamite, the former WWE Divas Champion answered questions about her medical status once and for all. She said that unfortunately for Britt Baker, she is 100% cleared and wants to take on the former AEW Women’s Champion at Full Gear on November 19th.
Big news from @Saraya!#AEWDynamite is LIVE on @TBSNetwork! pic.twitter.com/WTzD8RkPsV
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) November 10, 2022
The star later took to social media to post an emotional message about her return to the squared circle, saying she didn’t think the day would ever come.
“Never thought I would see this day again. Thank you all. Im a wrestler”
Never thought I would see this day again. Thank you all. Im a wrestler
— SARAYA (@Saraya) November 10, 2022
Elsewhere on AEW Dynamite, Samoa Joe shockingly attacked his tag team partner Wardlow, turning heel and signaling the end of WarJoe.