Dasha Gonzalez Addresses AEW Collision Botch
Dasha Gonzalez comments on her AEW Collision botch from June 17
The opening match of AEW Collision featured a botch, which ring announcer Dasha Gonzalez has now commented on.
The first match of the debut episode of AEW Collision on June 17 saw Buddy Matthews go one-on-one with Andrade El Idolo. Matthews was addressed by his old WWE in-ring name of Buddy Murphy when he made his way to the ring, and Gonzalez revealed during a Highspots Wrestling Network virtual signing that she apologised to Buddy for the error.
"Oh, the first day of (AEW) Collison (was my worst mix-up) of course. When I accidentally called Buddy (Matthews) by his old name. That was by far - but I mean, in hindsight, what a lot of people don't remember is that for five years, I announced him by that name, from NXT all the way through main roster. It was honestly a horrible, fraudulent slip that occurred. I of course apologised to him and I mean, we're cool. It happens. People call me 'Fuentes' all the time. I'm not Fuentes so... Do I get mad? No. I mean, it's just an accident and it's a part of your history... It happens and it's not like you do it on purpose and you're not trying to - it's just for such a long time - a lot of people don't realise that I've been ring announcing for coming up on nine years now," Dasha said.
"Even though you didn't see me on WWE TV, I was still ring announcing the live events so we would have live events Friday, Saturday, Sunday, TV Monday but I was a backstage interviewer for main roster. So, it's like, in NXT, I was ring announcer in NXT for a year-and-a-half, maybe almost two years, I lost count, you know? So it's just like, been doing it for a long time. Sometimes your brain switches to autopilot mode and woop, it happens. You acknowledge the mistake because I'm not saying it didn't happen. I will own up to my mistakes, I apologise to the person. If they're cool with it, then that to me is the person that matters the most, you know? At the end of the day."
Gonzalez has been a part of All Elite Wrestling since August 2019 in various roles, including as a ring announcer, backstage interviewer, and Spanish language commentator. She previously worked in WWE from 2014 until her release in April 2019.
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