AEW star Kris Statlander was the latest talent to participate in Pro Wrestling Junkies virtual meet and greet session where Statlander spoke about the issues with the AEW women’s division, and how she has a goal of competing in a hardcore matchup on television. Highlights are below.
Says there is criticism of the women’s division she agrees with and disagrees with:
I mean, there’s parts to agree to and not to agree to. I think it’s valid to accept criticism but people also have to remember that almost every single girl that got signed or is a part of the AEW women’s roster has never worked on TV before. A lot of men on the roster have worked on TV or if they haven’t, they’re working with people who have been on TV before so, we’re just kind of learning as we go right now. We’re trying our hardest. We do trainings before TV every single time there’s tapings so, people that think we’re just sitting on our butts and just hoping things are gonna be handed to us, we’re trying as hard as we can. There’s only so much we can [do] and there’s only so much time that we can get in a two hour stream or a two hour TV and yes there’s [AEW] Dark, obviously but it’s not live TV, and people need to give it time. The company’s been around for just over a year now and a lot of these girls, including myself are working on TV for the first time and are still learning it and we’re not doing matches every single week, all of us so, I think it’s fair to accept that we are being criticized because I believe that we can all do better, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. A lot of these girls that were signed have not been working for 15 years, you know? It’s just gonna take time and people are gonna have to accept that and we’re trying, everyone’s trying and it sucks that I can’t be a part of it right now and trying my best to help out, but, that’s what I have to say about it.
How she wants to have a hardcore match and get color on TV:
I do have one other small thing that I want to do, very soon. It’s not gonna happen soon but I really wanna have a Hardcore match and I really wanna get color on AEW just to prove how hardcore I am on TV, but we’ll see. I’ll take the little feats instead.
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)