Kris Statlander Reveals Why She Ditched Her AEW Alien Gimmick

AEW's Kris Statlander on the recent tweaks to her onscreen persona.

AEW star Kris Statlander recently spoke to Steel Chair about a number of topics, including the recent changes to her onscreen persona - including new attire, and a toning down of her alien gimmick. Statlander explained:

"Presenting myself differently was something that I wanted to do, it was 100 percent my decision. I felt like as many opportunities as I may have been getting, I was never really being fully taken seriously. I wasn’t sure what was holding me back, maybe it was because I was too fun, too lovable, I guess, too goofy and easygoing. As I said, I know my potential and I know how much more I have to offer. If I wasn’t given the opportunity to show everything that I can, presenting myself in that other way, then maybe a new look, a new perspective will grab the attention of the people that really need to see it and we’ll finally kind of flip the switch in their mind."

Statlander is currently a participant in the Owen Hart Foundation tournament, defeating Red Velvet to advance to a semi-final clash with Ruby Soho. 

H/T to Steel Chair. 

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