Saraya has revealed she is cleared to wrestle once again and named the WWE Superstar that was the first one to find out about her in-ring status.
On the November 9th episode of AEW Dynamite, the former WWE Divas Champion answered questions about her medical status once and for all. Saraya 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.
Saraya – then known as Paige in WWE – was forced to retire from competing in the ring following a match in late 2017. An ordinary move performed by Sasha Banks during a six-woman tag team match ended in serious injury for the English star and she had to hang up her boots.
Now speaking to Renee Paquette on The Sessions, Saraya revealed that because of the circumstances surrounding her injury, Sasha Banks was the first to know that she had been cleared to compete again:
“The first person I text was Sasha, one of the first people. All that stuff, that can mentally f*ck someone up, to end someone’s career. A lot of people pitched us against each other, her fans were attacking me, my fans were attacking her. There was a small percentage, but they would attack each other and they’re always the loudest. They were going at it, they’re still going at it.”
“They would send me tweets, ‘I’m so happy Sasha broke your neck.’ People are tweeting at her, ‘How dare you end someone’s career. You’re unsafe.'”
“She’s not unsafe. It’s an accident. It happens in wrestling. I told her, ‘Hey sis, I just want to let you know, since the whole thing was tough on you mentally, but my doctor cleared me and told me my neck is 100% ready to go. I haven’t told anyone else, but I know this will make you feel good. I’m back, haha.’ She was like, ‘I’m so happy.’ She was over the moon.”
“I said to her, ‘I don’t want you to feel bad anymore.’ I had that period of time away and that was actually for the best in the long run because I had time to focus on myself, get healthy, get sober, stop rushing out and doing other things. I felt it was meant to be and my neck healed in record time, it was five years, and I’m officially back. I think that’s pretty fucking inspiring.”
Also on Dynamite in Boston, Jeff Jarrett’s gloves were off as he apparently took a swipe at Triple H and Braun Strowman.