Reports emerge of AEW President Tony Khan’s potential interest in signing Saraya (FKA Paige)

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According to recent reports, AEW became interested in another former WWE Superstar over the summer.

Fightful Select reports that AEW sources have indicated that there have been discussions between the promotion and Saraya FKA Paige. There was no other context given beyond that other than a statement that WWE would also be interested in his services under the new regime.

Saraya was forced to retire following an incident in her last match in December 2017. The former Divas champion suffered a sting injury during a spot with Sasha Banks on a house show , and later was diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

She left WWE in July 2022 as her contract had expired but has yet to return to a wrestling role amid ongoing speculation.

If she were to join AEW, she would join a list of familiar faces, including former WWE colleagues like Bryan Danielson and William Regal, as well as WWE Backstage co-host CM Punk.

She also worked with names like Mercedes Martinez on the independent circuit prior to her WWE tenure.

Saraya named AEW’s Britt Baker as a potential dream match when discussing her wrestling future

When asked during Starrcast V about Britt Baker’s desire to fight her in the squared circle, Saraya admitted that she would love the opportunity. She also noted Sasha Banks as another dream opponent, due to their “integrated history”.

“I would love that. I would love to face him [Britt Baker]. There are a few people I would love to be in the ring with. If I ever come back, I would like to face Sasha [Banks] because we have a built-in storyline, and she’s a fantastic wrestler. I would love to face Britt Baker, she’s amazing. I still have to be careful, I have this mental block right now, but eventually, for the right time and the right person, I will definitely have a match again,” Saraya said. [From 1:14 to 1:39]

Britt Baker has become one of, if not the best, stars in AEW’s Women’s Division after reigning as the division’s World Champion for nearly a year.

However, Baker admitted that Saraya was an idol of hers, even going so far as to say that if she wasn’t part of the England star’s return, she would at least like to be at ringside.

The AEW star faced Paige’s mother in the ring, losing the Blackcraft Women’s Championship in their 2018 fight.

Would you like Saraya to declare herself All-Elite or bring her back to WWE? Discuss the matter in the comments below.

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