The shocking AEW debut of Saraya surprised a lot of people in wrestling, but the British wrestling star has revealed who knew about her return.
During the September 21st episode of Dynamite, there was a surprise appearance after the Fatal 4-Way Interim Women’s Title match that saw Toni Storm retain her title against Dr. Britt Baker, Athena and Serena Deeb. After the match, Baker & Deeb were joined by Jamie Hayter for a heel attack, but then some new music hit at Arthur Ashe Stadium and Saraya made her AEW debut.
When Saraya got into the ring, the fans gave her a huge ovation as the heels retreated. Saraya also shouted the phrase that she used many times during her WWE career as Paige: “This is my house.”
Saraya revealed in her Instagram story that she hid herself in an oversized hoodie and sunglasses. However, she also shared that one of her good friends knew about her return and never shared it with the world. It was Renee Paquette (former Renee Young in WWE), who is married to AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, and is a close friend of Saraya from their days in WWE while also appearing on the FS1 show WWE Backstage.
— SARAYA (@Saraya) September 25, 2022
It is currently unknown if Saraya will be able to wrestle in an AEW ring. Saraya did state on Twitter that fans should “ignore the dirt sheet click bait” and she is advertised for a promo on the upcoming September 28 edition of Dynamite.
Saraya has not wrestled since 2017 due to suffering a major neck injury.