ESPN’s Marc Raimondi spoke with AEW‘s most recent hire Paige VanZant to discuss her agreement with the company and her experiences working in the world of professional wrestling.
Paige was a force to be reckoned with in the last episode of Dynamite ((9th March). She attacked Tay Conti during the AEW TNT Championship match between Sammy Guevara and Scorpio Sky. The distraction played a big role in the victory of Scorpio. He defeated Guevara and won the title.
Following the fight, Paige signed her AEW contract over Conti on the inside of the boxing ring. Shortly after AEW President Tony Khan confirmed the signing via Twitter. VanZant weighed in on her contract and provided additional details regarding her contract. Paige VanZant said:
It is a long-term deal. I’m not sure the specifics of course. I think they want to get me in the training and they want to get me ready for my first match and then after, after that, we’ll see what happens and they’ll see exactly where they want to place me within the division. I just think that it’s, it’s gonna be a pretty significant amount. I would love to see my face in AEW every week, but, we’ll see.
On February 2, 2022, Dynamite issue, there was a rift in the relationship between VanZant and Brandi Rhodes. The rivalry eventually ended because Brandi was dismissed from the show along with her husband Cody on February 15. Paige expressed her opinion on her former AEW Chief Brand Officer’s resignation. VanZant said:
I just saw it as, I came in to, to kind of cause some drama and it made her leave. It made her leave the AEW, so I guess they needed a new face and signed my contract shortly after.