AEW Champion ‘Unfortunately’ Has To Credit MJF For Help

AEW Champion ‘Unfortunately’ Has To Credit MJF For Help AEW

An AEW champion has spoken about having to ‘unfortunately’ be grateful to AEW World Champion MJF for his help.

In an interview with the Under the Ring podcast, AEW TBS Champion Kris Statlander discussed becoming signed by AEW, including who she credits for putting in a good word for her.

Having to ‘unfortunately’ give the devil his due, Kris Statlander said:

“I feel like it all kind of happened so suddenly. I remember I was at this point in my independent career where I was having like, six matches a week and I was wrestling like four or five days a week, and I was very tired, but very busy and very excited.

“I got the email to come do a dark match and be an extra. It was in Nashville, so I remember I was like, oh, that’s kind of a far distance, but if they’re bringing me in, sure, I absolutely am not going to say no to that.

“I remember I showed up. I did some of the training with the girls. I feel like, pretty early in the day, they started discussing possibly bringing me in and I was like, ‘I haven’t even had my match yet.’ Like, if anything, I was just like, ‘Don’t you want to see me wrestle first?’ In my opinion, I want to see how a person works before I bring them into a company.

“I know that I had some people recommend me and looking out for me. I hate to give him credit, but I know MJF was probably the biggest one, so I do have a lot to owe him, unfortunately, but he’s been there for me a lot as a friend.

“I think if he hadn’t recommended me as someone to bring in, I probably wouldn’t have gotten that opportunity so early on. I’m sure it probably would have happened eventually. I would hope it would have at least but, yeah, it just kind of just happened out of nowhere.

“The first day that I was there, it was kind of like, ‘Were gonna bring you in’, and I was like, ‘All right, let’s do it.’”

Kris Statlander just successfully defeated not only Jade Cargill on Friday’s airing of AEW Rampage but then also Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. on Saturday night’s AEW Collision continuing her hot streak since winning the title at Double or Nothing.

For his part, MJF will be defending his beloved AEW World Championship against Samoa Joe when AEW returns to Arthur Ashe Stadium this Wednesday night for Dynamite Grand Slam.

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