Kris Statlander Talks About Potential AEW Brand Split

Kris Statlander gives her thoughts on an AEW brand split

Things are still up in the air when it comes to whether AEW’s roster will undergo a hard, soft or no brand split at all ahead of the brand-new Collision show which debuts on June 17 on a Saturday. The likes of CM Punk, Miro, Andrade El Idolo and Thunder Rosa have all been announced as top names for the show, with all four previously being absent from AEW programming. The brand-new TBS Champion Kris Statlander has given what she knows about a potential brand split when speaking on Haus of Wrestling.

"Yeah, I think it's kind of a split, but not fully. I think hopefully you will be able to see some talent be on both shows. But I do think that it's a good opportunity to get more people television time. But I think that if people are willing to show up and -- It's also exciting knowing, like, you never know. Knowing that you're only going to see some people on some days, that's great, but also seeing someone show up on a Saturday and then they're like, 'Oh my god, I can't believe they're here. I wonder who they're gonna work with and stuff.' I think that's also -- I like the mystery and the surprise. I feel like everyone wants to know everything all the time in wrestling, and it makes me sad because, don't you just want to enjoy the moment and feel that surprise? I feel like everyone takes that for granted nowadays. Everyone wants to know everything and be the first to know, but I think the beauty of wrestling is not knowing what's going to happen.”

Statlander went on to say that she believes the AEW women’s roster has enough depth to thrive on two shows, and believes that the division can step up with more TV time available. 

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