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Toni Storm Reveals Her AEW Debut Came Together At The Last Minute

Toni Storm debuted in AEW only days after her WWE 90-day non-compete clause expired

While many had hoped she would join the promotion, it was revealed on the March 30 episode of Dynamite that Toni Storm had indeed signed with All Elite Wrestling as she made her debut in an Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament qualifier against The Bunny. 

Storm has been featured in the AEW women's division since then, making it to the semifinal of the aforementioned Owen Hart Tournament before suffering a loss to Britt Baker.

Storm's AEW debut occurred shortly after her 90-day non-compete clause from WWE expired and the former NXT UK Women's Champion revealed on The Sessions with Renee Paquette that her first appearance on Dynamite came about at the last minute as a result.

Storm said: "That was a trip, wasn't it? I didn't really have much notice, going into that, it was kind of a last-minute thing. I had no idea what the future had for me. I didn't know if I was going to get a job. I had no idea what was next. Then, I get a call last second, after my 90 days were up. 'Yeah, okay, I'll be there, see you soon.' [laughs]."

Storm also revealed that Ring Of Honor reached out to her about working Supercard Of Honor over WrestleMania weekend prior to Tony Khan's acquisition.

"I was contacted to do Ring of Honor, WrestleMania weekend, before Tony Khan bought that. When I was contacted about that, the thought of me wrestling again, I was like, 'Oh, hey, I'd like to do that.' I got really excited again and I hadn't felt that in a while. Something clicked. [I still love this], I do, of course I do. It's the best job in the world. It shouldn't be misery." Storm added.

In the same interview, the former WWE talent revealed why she ultimately decided to quit Vince McMahon's company. Find out more here.

H/T to Fightful

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