Saraya after her return to the ring for the first time since 2017 and her debut at AEW Grand Slam last September with a win over Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. said she felt fantastic at the AEW Full Gear Media Scrum. She also credited AEW President Tony Khan for taking care of the talent and being understanding with injuries. She made it clear that she was happy she got to have her first match back in AEW Saying:
“I feel fantastic. Tony really takes care of us, like down to a T, he was like “I’m not going to let you get back in the ring until you’re officially 100% ready to go” Saraya then continued “I was like, I promise you. I’ve got this. So, you know, MRIs, CRTs, X-rays, and my neck was just 100% ready to go. I was even shocked. I was like, I didn’t realize it’d be 100% but we got there”.
“The thing is, again with Tony too, he’s very understanding when it comes to injuries and stuff like that. So, I said I want to take it slow coming back. I don’t want to rush back like I did last time, where it was a lot of work straight away. He was just so understanding. I really appreciate him. So, I’m happy that I got to do this in AEW too. I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time, so it felt very cool that I got to do that here today.”
When a reporter asked Saraya about her neck and any protocols she needs to follow with her return to in-ring competition, she detailed the procedure that the medical team did before the match that night. She noted that the doctors also checked on her after the match and she assured them that everything was okay.
“The doctors are fantastic here too. Again, they were also the ones that were like. We need to go to outside doctors too just to be 100% ready to go. So, before the match, they worked on my neck. They heated it, they put those pads on, those electric pad things. Then they did all the pressure point stuff. They said we’ll do this every single time that you’re here, even when you’re not wrestling.” Saraya continued saying “Then afterwards, they came up and checked on me to make sure that I was okay. They massaged it a little bit, they felt around just to make sure everything was good. I was like, I promise you guys, I’m so good. But everyone is just so overly cautious, they want me. But just know I’m 100% fantastic. I feel good.”
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