Saraya wants to face Sasha Banks one more time.
Saraya is set to return to the ring for the first time in five years after suffering a career-threatening neck injury in December 2017. The injury occurred during a live event match against Sasha Banks when Saraya took a routine kick to the back, however it nearly paralyzed her. After getting cleared, Saraya contacted Banks to inform her of the news as she knew the mental toll that it took on the multi-time women’s champion.
Despite the accident that occurred in 2017, Saraya still wants a rematch with The Boss. During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet on Insight, Saraya explained why.
“So I really wanted to have that match for Sasha. Like I wanted to have that rematch with her, because we have a built in story you know, so I really wanted that. But she’s kind of going down her own path and stuff now, doing her own thing. You don’t know where she’s going to be. She has an exciting life going on right now, I’m very pleased and like she’s building her career outside of wrestling too, you know, awesome. And Naomi. So it’s really really cool to see.”
Saraya’s long-awaited return match will take place at AEW Full Gear on Saturday against Britt Baker. Needless to say, Saraya is excited to take on Baker for the first time ever.
“But I get to face Britt too, who I’ve always wanted to face, and then in this brand new company as well. And the crazy part is that she’s always been like a big fan of mine. I’ve seen the interviews Britt, I’ve seen them all, she was a fan of mine so it’s kind of cool that I get to have like a comeback story with her, and she’s so supportive. So I’m excited. I’m excited to have that match. One day I’ll have that match with Sasha, though.”
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