Athena Worried About Getting Lost In The Shuffle In AEW
Athena is enjoying her time in AEW so far, though
Athena has a concern within All Elite Wrestling.
Athena has been a part of AEW since her debut at Double Or Nothing 2022 and she has been a featured performer so far, competing for the TBS Title and Interim AEW Women's World Championship in September alone.
The former NXT Women's Champion admitted to Busted Open Radio that she does worry about getting lost in the shuffle in the promotion but she ultimately looks forward to going to work, which is something she hadn't felt for a long time.
"I'm still acclimating I don't want to say I'm fully formed and jumped right into the mix. I'm still trying to find my place. I'll say this the locker room is great, it's awesome, it's very uplifting. All the women in our locker room want to see everyone succeed. As a locker room we want to keep pushing that boundary of what women's wrestling can do and that's where I'm gung ho, 'Let's go to war, let's do it.' That's one thing I absolutely love. I remember feeling like everyone thought we were porcelain princesses, 'Don't fall, don't get hurt.' Mickie (James) can attest to this because she's been through way worse and way better than I have," Athena began.
"We want to continue to evolve women's wrestling and push boundaries of what women can continue to do. In AEW, I feel the women are getting that platform and pushing through. I love to see everyone...there are times when women come in and go, 'I saw this move, I think you should do it' or 'Here's this gear idea, it doesn't work for me but it'll work for you.' Having the support of a locker room and feeling like it's us vs the world, it's an awesome feeling. Not saying it wasn't like that on the other side, but just more so, I genuinely feel sometimes they think AEW is the underdog and a lot of us have been wrestling for a long time and we don't want to feel that way," she continued.
"The transition, I'm always worried of getting lost in the shuffle a bit because you do have so many phenomenal talents but for the first time my wrestling and what I do in the ring speaks for me. Promos are great, I love promos and getting to talk and for the first time I'm actually getting to talk without a script and show people that I can actually tell a story and have that intensity vs. having someone else's words. Not saying that's bad, it's just different. It feels different, feels raw, just a proving ground more so than the other place, not saying it's not there. It feels raw and different. For the first time in a long time, I look forward to hopping on a plane and doing the hellacious drives and look forward to walking into the building and seeing what's next for me. I absolutely love that. It's something I haven't felt in a very long time."
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