In the latest edition of his Hall of Fame Podcast WWE Hall of Famer Booker T gave his take on the AEW debut of Saraya, formerly known as Paige in WWE. The former five-time world champion is ecstatic to see Saraya back, even praising AEW for the way they handled her surprise at Grand Slam Dynamite. Highlights are below.
Love that Saraya is in AEW and so happy to be back:
“Great way to bring her back too, Arthur Ashe Stadium. This crowd, you know, it popped. You could tell she was happy… That smile just radiated through the arena, so man, I’m glad to see her again. Me personally has always been one of my favorites.”
About Saraya’s previous injury that ended her career early:
“Paige’s departure from the square circle was unceremoniously due to her own actions or something, not really because she wanted to leave the company, but a medical issue. It was a scary, scary deal when Paige got that kick in the back and her body was just all over the place… WWE is very, very serious about neck injuries. Very serious and sensitive. Daniel Bryan had been out for quite some time with a neck injury… Saraya is still young enough to know her physical limitations.”
(H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)