Saraya has revealed that that in an ‘ideal world,’ she would have loved to face a top WWE star for her in-ring return.
The former Paige has been speaking with Chris Van Vliet ahead of her debut match for AEW against Dr Britt Baker D.M.D at AEW Full Gear.
Saraya noted that in an ideal world, she would be facing Sasha Banks for her return match.
Sasha Banks, of course, delivered the kick to Saraya (then performing as Paige) during a WWE dark show in 2017, injuring Saraya’s neck as a result.
The match was Saraya’s last match as the injury led to her premature retirement from the ring.
Ahead of her return, Saraya explained:
“I really wanted to have that match with Sasha (Banks). I wanted to have that rematch with her because we have a built-in story. So I really wanted that.
“But she’s kind of going down her own path, doing her own thing. You don’t know where she’s going to be.
“She’s got an exciting life going on right now. I’m really pleased she’s building her career outside of wrestling, too. It’s awesome. And Naomi (as well). So it’s really cool to see.”
Sasha Banks has not been seen on WWE since her backstage walkout with Naomi during the May 16 episode of WWE Raw.
While fans speculate whether Banks will return, it was recently revealed that Banks has filed for several trademarks for non-wrestling purposes, teasing her next step outside of the ring.
Coming back to the task ahead of her, Saraya addressed her upcoming match with the D.M.D on November 19 at AEW Full Gear.
“But I get to face Britt, too. I’ve always wanted to face Britt, and (I get to do it) in this brand-new company as well.
“And the crazy part is she’s always been 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 a comeback story with her. And she’s so supportive. So I’m excited to have that match. One day I’ll have my match with Sasha, though.”
We hope so, Saraya!
Saraya also opened up about the pressure she feels ahead of her first AEW match. You can read more about this right here.
Check out the full card for AEW Full so far, at this link here.
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