Saraya Wanted To Start Her AEW Run As A Heel

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Saraya made an appearance on The Corner Podcast to discuss a wide range of topics. 

During the interview, Saraya noted that she originally wanted to make her AEW debut when AEW held their Dynamite Grand Slam event at Arthur Ashe Stadium last September as a heel instead of a babyface last year. 


She eventually got her wish as a member of The Outcasts alongside Ruby Soho and Toni Storm.

“It’s easier to get people to hate you than love you. People always wanna find a reason to talk some sh*t on you and now you’re gonna give it to them and you’re not gonna be offended because you’re like, hey, I’m playing a character. I’m supposed to be an asshole. So, with the being the heel, I wanted to do it straight out of the gate but Tony (Khan) and everyone was saying, ‘You can’t because you’re now coming back. Career-ending injury, you’re finally back in the ring again so people are gonna cheer you.’ But at the same time with these promos with Britt (Baker), Britt was saying some things that were really accurate and you can’t help but be on her side. She was just like, ‘I am the pillar.’ She was. She was the first ever signing. ‘I am the one that created this women’s division.’ She was. She’s the one who built the women’s division. She was there when they had to do all the COVID shows and stuff like that. She was running the ship, she was killing it. So everything she’s saying, you can’t disagree with her and then you have me coming in from a different company being like, ‘You don’t know what it’s like to be a star. Everyone should be cheering for me’ and I look like the asshole so I’m just like, ‘Let me be a heel.’ Let me tell you as well, AEW fans love their homegrown talents. They do not take too kindly to some people coming in, you know what I mean? And I’m just like, people are harsh. People are really harsh. So I’m just like, well why don’t we just make this a thing? I don’t care. I’d love to be heel, I love being heel. I feel like I thrive when I’m in my heel role. I can be more creative, I love to talk sh*t. You can see on social media, I love to talk sh*t. Yeah, I get a little too carried away (she laughed).”

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