Kris Statlander says her “More Than A Woman” tagline is much deeper than just a song from which it came.
All Elite Wrestling‘s Kris Statlander recently sat down with Jaychele Nicole to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked if her moniker of “More Than A Woman” has anything to do with the classic Bee Gees, Statlander said she used that song as her entrance music on the independent scene for a while, but it’s deeper than the song.
“Not the Aliyah one, the Bee Gees one,” Kris Statlander said. “Yeah, I had the Bee Gees version of the ‘More Than A Woman’ song as my entrance on the Indies for a while because it was just so different. And it was just so fun. And it was one of those like, everyone knew it. Just got a crowd in a good mood before a match and stuff. Like it’s like just one of those, like, feel-good songs. And then, when I was doing the alien thing, still, I would be like, ‘Oh, she’s more than a woman because she’s an alien.’ And now it’s more than a woman leaves what I am up to interpretation by the audience now. So, it’s kind of like I can be whatever you want to be. Or whatever, however you want to perceive me is whatever you want, because being more than a woman as being more than what meets the eye and stuff like that. So I took it from the song, but then I made it more deep than it is.”
When asked where she thinks the increased crowd reactions are coming from as of late, Statlander admitted that she didn’t know because she feels like what she’s doing now isn’t very different from what the audience has seen before.
“I don’t know. I don’t know why it’s happening because I feel like a lot of what I’ve done in the ring isn’t very different from what I’ve done before,” Kris Statlander admitted. “With any other way of presenting myself. I think if there’s one thing I can take away from just being there in the moment in front of the crowd with alien Kris, I feel like people were like, ‘Oh, yeah, she’s fun. She’s cool. We like her. Then, I have to get like halfway into my match for people to be like, ‘Oh, damn, we actually want her to win.’
“But now that oh damn, we really want this person to win is happening just from my entrance and maybe it is the different presentation. Maybe it’s me taking myself more seriously. Maybe. I don’t know, maybe people are just finally giving me a chance. I don’t really know why it’s happening. I’m very grateful for it though. Believe me, it means the world to me. Like I said, like, I feel like, I’m not really doing anything so much different. At least like in the ring, but as far as my wrestling goes. I have the same moves, have the same finish. The only thing major is that I’m not booping people, which, you know, it’s always some harmless fun, that’s all. Yeah, I don’t know why it’s happening. But keep it up everyone. Keep the noise coming.”
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