There's been much discussion about the decision to make Saraya AEW Women's champion, and what that means for the rest of the division. Many wonder how lengthy this title reign will be, and if the champ's health will prevent her from defending the title consistently. While Saraya will certainly aim to silence her doubters, she is still basking in her big victory at Wembley. WWT CEO TK Trinidad caught up with Saraya during Starrcast weekend as they spoke about what's to come as the new AEW Women's champion.
"Hopefully long and entertaining for everybody. I mean, I don't know where it's gonna go. I don't know if I'll lose it in a week's time. I don't know. But I'm just really happy that after nine years I never thought I would ever hold a championship again. I never thought I would wrestle again. And so yeah, just having that moment in Wembley in the UK where I'm from. It's just, that it was special. So I can end tomorrow and I'll be happy that I had that moment."
An unforgettable moment was for Saraya, almost a year later to her AEW debut. A year the champ feels prepared her for this title run after a nine-year layoff. Saraya very well could have been shot to the top of the card but is happier with her slow and steady build-up. She aims to gain as many title reigns as she possibly can and continue building the AEW Women's division.
"A year ago, I definitely was not ready. I don't think that would be very fair for anybody either if I came in straight away and won the championship straightaway. From my standpoint, considering I've been out for five-plus years and then all of a sudden I'm just like, okay, can win a championship? Yeah, it wouldn't be too fair. I liked the way it started. I liked the slow build to it. I was very fortunate that I got to go into a big storyline with Britt Baker. I mean she was and is one of the top girls of the company, first ever signing with AEW. So yeah, I was very fortunate when it came to that, but I liked that it took me a year to get it. So it gave me a little bit more of a build and a fight, fight fight for it. And there were girls in between that got the championship. I felt like yeah, now was the perfect time."
The champ discussed some passion projects in her future including hosting, reality TV, and a book on the way. However, her immediate attention is on accumulating more gold. Saraya even has her eyes set on other promotions and some notable champions outside of AEW.
"Oh my gosh, well WAW (World Association of Wrestling) of course, I don't know about indy promotions. But I would love to go against Trin (Trinity Fatu). I mean, maybe I carry the AEW, and then take the Impact Championship off her, and then I'll go to New Japan take that championship too and I'll carry them around. I'm like Thanos with championship belts. Bring it on"
Saraya certainly sounds ready to be swimming in gold and is already campaigning with Tony Khan to add Women's Tag Team or Women's Trios titles to the division.
You can watch the full interview below and give us your thoughts in the comments on what you would like to see from Saraya's AEW Women's Championship reign.