AEW’s Kris Statlander lately spoke in-depth about the AEW women’s division and the criticism that it has faced inside its first two years.
Statlander has been one of many high stars for the company so far, although she has been out of action since June 2020 after suffering a high-grade ACL tear.
When talking during a Pro Wrestling Junkies Q&A, Statlander spoke truthfully about the AEW women’s division and the criticism that it has suffered from so far.
“It’s valid to accept criticism, but people must remember that almost every single girl that received signed has never worked on TV before. A lot of males on the roster have labored on TV, and if they haven’t, they’re working with people who have been on TV. We’re simply learning as we go. We’re attempting our hardest and doing coaching earlier than TV every single taping. Folks that think we’re sitting on our butts and hoping things will be handed to us; we’re trying as hard as we can. There’s solely a lot we can do and solely so much time we can get in a two-hour present. There’s Dark, clearly, but it’s not live TV. People need to give it time. A lot of these women, including myself, are engaged on TV for the first time and we’re not doing matches every week. I believe that we can do higher, but Rome wasn’t inbuilt a day. It’s going to take time and everyone has to accept that,” she said. (H/T to Fightful.com for the transcriptions