The present Interim AEW Girls’s World Champion Toni Storm is gearing up for a 4-way match to defend her championship on the Spet. 21 episode of Dynamite: Grand Slam. She shall be dealing with Britt Baker, Athena, and Serena Deeb. Storm turned interim champion after profitable a 4-way at All Out following the AEW Girls’s World Champion Thunder Rosa having to take a step again because of damage.
Whereas chatting with TVInsider, Storm discusses the present state of the AEW girls’s locker room. She says she may be very assured within the division and he or she is aware of that there’s a battle to get the identical period of time as the blokes.
“It’s a narrative as previous as time. Girls’s wrestling struggles to get the identical period of time as the blokes. We’re put in a unique place, however I actually do consider we’re headed in the appropriate path. We’ve acquired a locker room stuffed with actually hardworking and gifted girls that I consider are the longer term. It’s going to alter the complete recreation. I believe we’re going to beat and get extra time and see extra emphasis on ourselves. However we’re doing the arduous work. I’m very assured on this whole division. I’m proud to be on the prime and can do no matter I can to push it the place it must go. I’m happy with everybody again there. I’m selecting to be optimistic. I believe, little by little, there shall be extra emphasis on us in AEW. We simply have to maintain breaking down that door. I additionally assume consistency is what’s going to get us there.”
Storm feedback on being thought-about the “interim” champion. –
“It’s a little bit of a bummer. Thunder Rosa continues to be technically thought-about champion, though I’d take into account myself a champion. It’s a bit irritating for me proper now. I assume when she is nice to be again, I’ll be champion.”
Certainly one of Storm’s opponents for the Grand Slam present, Athena, additionally not too long ago spoke on how she feels the AEW girls’s division goes for her. Athena spoke with Busted Open Radio and the transition between WWE and AEW.
“I’m nonetheless acclimating. I don’t wish to say I’m totally shaped and jumped proper into the combination. I’m nonetheless looking for my place. I’ll say this the locker room is nice, it’s superior, its very uplifting. All the ladies in our locker room wish to see everybody succeed. As a locker room we wish to seep pushing that boundary of what girls’s wrestling can do and that’s the place I’m hung ho, ‘let’s go to struggle, let’s do it.’ That’s one factor I completely love. I keep in mind feeling like everybody thought we had been porcelain princesses, ‘don’t fall, don’t get harm.’ Mickie (James) can attest to this as a result of she’s been by means of means worse and means higher than I’ve. We wish to proceed to evolve girls’s wrestling and push boundaries of what girls can proceed to do.
In AEW, I really feel the ladies are getting that platform and pushing by means of. I like to see everybody…there are occasions when girls are available and go, ‘I noticed this transfer, I believe you need to do it’ or ‘right here’s this gear concept, it doesn’t work for me however it’ll be just right for you.’ Having the help of a locker room and feeling prefer it’s us vs the world, it’s an superior feeling. Not saying it wasn’t like that on the opposite facet, however simply extra so, I genuinely really feel typically they assume AEW is the underdog and lots of us have been wrestling for a very long time and we don’t wish to really feel that means,” she stated.
Athena continued, “The transition, I’m at all times nervous of getting misplaced within the shuffle a bit since you do have so many phenomenal skills however for the primary time my wrestling and what I do within the ring speaks for me. Promos are nice, I really like promos and getting to speak and for the primary time I’m really getting to speak with out a script and present folks that I can really inform a narrative and have that depth vs having another person’s phrases. Not saying that’s dangerous, it’s simply totally different. It feels totally different, feels uncooked, only a proving floor extra so than the opposite place, not saying it’s not there. It feels uncooked and totally different. For the primary time in a very long time, I look ahead to hopping on a airplane and doing the hellacious drives and look ahead to strolling into the constructing and seeing what’s subsequent for me. I completely love that. It’s one thing I haven’t felt in a really very long time.”
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