At AEW Full Gear, Saraya squared off against Britt Baker in her first match in over 5 years. To the surprise of no one, there was a lot of ring rust on display for Saraya and she somehow managed to beat the doctor in the end.
During one instance of the match, Saraya seemed as if she suffered another neck injury, but she was merely fooling around. While speaking to TMZ Sport’s Dean Muhtadi, Saraya revealed that she trolled fans with the aforementioned spot as a way to get back at them.
‘I think we did a total of 14 minutes and the first initial thing was everyone was really excited I was in the ring, right? So they’re very hyped.
So then I did the first bump and I wanted to do that first bump where I was like, I psyched everybody out because everyone was like, ‘As soon as she takes the first bump, she’s gonna break her neck,’ because it’s really crazy to me that people were so supportive of the men coming back but I don’t know if it’s a female thing or not and I don’t wanna make it about that really but coming back, there was a lot of mixed reactions about it.
People were supportive or they were just really mean to me and I’m like, what is happening? Shouldn’t this be a really cool thing for people to witness?
So I wanted to go out there and prove everybody wrong but also troll them a little bit with the first bump. I decided to act and pretended like I hurt my neck and everyone went dead quiet in the arena.
They went like [gasped] and then I got up and just started laughing, you know? And then the crowd went quiet again because after that, all the bumps, they were all just like, oh my God, please don’t get hurt and I realized afterwards it’s just because people genuinely don’t want me to get hurt in the ring again.
It’s a scary situation and there was that viral video of me getting hurt in the first place so I understood and once I got through it, everyone was clapping afterwards like, whew. She got through it, you guys. Good job.”Saraya to TMZ Sports
It remains to be seen what AEW has planned for Saraya next, as fans are simply happy to see her finally compete in the ring again.
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