Since the launch of Dynamite in 2019, one of the only real issues that fans have had with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), is the booking of the promotion’s women’s division.
During an interview with Pro Wrestling Junkies, AEW star Kris Statlander has addressed the issues that some fans have voiced on social media on the matter:
“It’s valid to accept criticism, but people have to remember that almost every single girl that got signed has never worked on TV before. A lot of men on the roster have worked on TV, and if they haven’t they’re working with people who have been on TV. We’re just learning as we go. We’re trying our hardest and doing training before TV every single taping. People that think we’re sitting on our butts and hoping things will be handed to us; we’re trying as hard as we can. There’s only so much we can do and only so much time we can get in a two hour show. There’s Dark, obviously, but it’s not live TV. People need to give it time. A lot of these girls, including myself, are working on TV for the first time and we’re not doing matches each week. I believe that we can do better, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. It’s going to take time and everyone has to accept that.”
Kris Statlander suffered a knee injury on AEW Dynamite back in June of last year and hasn’t been seen on TV since. During the interview, she provided fans with an update on her recovery.
Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.