Ever since Saraya’s incredible return to pro wrestling via her debut at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, there have been rumors as to how she got her medical clearance for an in-ring comeback. During her recent appearance on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, the former WWE Divas Champion finally disclosed the process that led to her in-ring return.
Saraya revealed that it was AEW’s Dr. Sampson, and not a team of doctors, that gave her the green light, alongside a stern and honest conversation with the promotion’s president, Tony Khan, that enabled her to get physical in the ring once again.
“I feel I have to clear this up because I feel like the internet just creates their own stories about how I was cleared and who cleared me. So people think I went to multiple doctors. I didn’t. I went to one doctor. You know, AEW doctors, Dr. Sampson, and also Tony Khan, they were like, ‘We can’t let you wrestle until we know you are a thousand percent cleared.’ They did it the right way.”
After beating Britt Baker at Full Gear, Saraya has so many possible options within the AEW landscape, and it will be exciting to see where her comeback story takes her next.