AEW Superstar, Kris Statlander recently gave an interview on Catching Up With Alicia Atout, where she discussed making the decision to choose AEW over WWE.
Statlander has been a major star in AEW since signing, being pushed as one of the top female stars in the entire company. Statlander had a shot at the AEW Women’s Championship last week, which she lost, mainly due to interferences on the outside by the Nightmare Collective, who she is also feuding with.
However, she almost didn’t join AEW at all, as she revealed that WWE was also interested in signing her. During the interview, she discussed choosing to sign with AEW instead of WWE.
“You know, there were a lot of thoughts that were going through my mind because it was like WWE was interested in me, which put a lot of stress on me,” Statlander noted. “I didn’t know what I was going to do. I didn’t know what was the right choice. You’d think it’s a dream come true for anybody to be offered a contract, but for me, getting signed was never a legit goal of mine in wrestling. I was like, am I going to be happy? Is this something I want to do? I was very nervous and stressed about it, but I am thoroughly enjoying all my time that I’ve been with AEW and all the opportunities that they’ve given me so far. I have no regrets about it.”
H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.