AEW Star Discusses Potential Brand Split & The Depth Of Women’s Division

AEW Star Discusses Potential Brand Split & The Depth Of Women’s Division AEW

An AEW star has discussed a potential brand split and the depth of the women’s division.

AEW is set to launch the premiere episode of AEW Collision on Saturday, June 17. With the new series, the company has advertised stars such as Miro, Andrade El Idolo, Thunder Rosa and others who have not been featured on regular programming as of late.

In the buildup to the show’s announcement, it has been rumored that there will be a brand split among the AEW roster members.

Speaking on Haus of Wrestling, AEW TBS Champion Kris Statlander admitted that she has heard that there will be a split, but not a hard one.

Hoping that wrestlers will still be able to pop up on both shows to create a sense of mystery and excitement every week, she said:

“Yeah, I think it’s kind of a split, but not fully. I think hopefully you will be able to see some talent be on both shows. But I do think that it’s a good opportunity to get more people television time. But I think that if people are willing to show up and — It’s also exciting knowing, like, you never know.”

“Knowing that you’re only going to see some people on some days, that’s great, but also seeing someone show up on a Saturday and then they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I can’t believe they’re here. I wonder who they’re gonna work with and stuff.'”

“I think that’s also — I like the mystery and the surprise. I feel like everyone wants to know everything all the time in wrestling, and it makes me sad because, don’t you just want to enjoy the moment and feel that surprise?”

“I feel like everyone takes that for granted nowadays. Everyone wants to know everything and be the first to know, but I think the beauty of wrestling is not knowing what’s going to happen.” 

Discussing the depth of the women’s division and whether or not there are enough women on the roster to sufficiently fill up two brands for the company, Statlander said:

“I think so. I think people don’t realize how many women there actually are because it is a very small fraction of the show most of the time.”

“I don’t think it’s going to be much of an issue, especially with the opportunity to possibly get to go to both shows. I think we’ll be able to provide what people are hoping for. I think we’ll be able to step up and make it worth it.” 

Kris Statlander returned after being sidelined with an injury over eight months at AEW Double Or Nothing. At the event, Statlander defeated Jade Cargill to win the TBS Championship.

Transcription via Fightful

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