Current Champion Says They’d ‘Love’ To Do More In AEW, But ‘People Are Afraid To Get Hurt’

Current Champion Says They’d ‘Love’ To Do More In AEW, But ‘People Are Afraid To Get Hurt’ AEW

Current ROH Women’s Champion Athena made her debut for AEW last May at Double or Nothing 2022, and she has only made sporadic appearances on AEW television since.

Despite this, Athena has become a mainstay of ROH on Honor Club, including defeating Mercedes Martinez for the ROH Women’s title at Ring of Honor Final Battle in December 2022.

Speaking to Grapsody, Athena was asked if he wanted to do more in AEW than what she currently does, to which she said that she’s wanted to for a long time, but ‘certain people’ are afraid of getting injured.

She said:

“Absolutely. I’ve wanted to for a very long time, but apparently, ‘Athena doesn’t play well with others.’ [laughs]. I don’t know what you’re talking about. All of these lovely women signed beautiful waivers saying, ‘I’m going to be challenging Athena to a match, I understand what I am doing. I am putting my life, body, everything at risk going into this match.’ They understand what they’re walking into. They understand that they might not walk out. Because of that, I feel like there might be a little hesitation (returning to AEW) because everyone doesn’t want me to break their favorites. It’s kind of a thing I do.

“I would love to challenge my buddy Kris Statlander. I would love to challenge Toni Storm. I would love that opportunity, but right now, Ring of Honor is my priority. I kind of feel like I’m getting to the point where I’ve broken all the porcelain, which is why I really wanted to be in the Owen, to showcase what I can do within in a different platform, and I got what I wanted.

“Of course, my priorities are straight. I’m wrestling on Collision this week. I’m crossing over all of that right now. I would love to do more, but honestly, we all know there are certain people who don’t want Athena on the show because they are afraid they’re going to be on the injured list.”

transcription via Fightful

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3 months ago by Connel Rumsey



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