The former WWE Divas Champion retired from in-ring competition due to an injury to her neck, which has kept her out of the ring ever since. She had remained with WWE until her contract expired in July, at which point she left the company. She then made her AEW debut on the “Grand Slam” edition of AEW Dynamite on September 21.
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful Select reported that AEW had interest in her as far back as Starrcast in July. Citing sources, Sapp wrote that Saraya agreed to a three-year deal with the company. It is unclear whether option years are part of the contract. One source noted that the amount of money she signed for “largely implies that she’ll be wrestling in some capacity.” As of this writing, it’s not known whether she has been cleared to compete, though she is advertised to speak on the September 28 episode of AEW Dynamite.
Sapp also noted that several talent in the company put in a good word for the former WWE star, though one source stated that she probably didn’t need it because the company was interested in her anyway.
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