WWE definitely wanted to sign Kris Statlander. However, she ultimately signed with All Elite Wrestling and it was not an easy decision.
Statlander spoke to Alicia Atout, where she discussed how difficult it was for her to turn down the offer from WWE. She received offers from both WWE and AEW, so she was going to be in a major wrestling promotion either way. She is definitely content with her decision.
“There’s a lot of thoughts going through my mind because the whole thing with WWE was interested in me also. There’s a lot of stress with me because I didn’t know what I was going to do, I didn’t know what was the right choice.”
“You would think it’s a dream come true for anybody to be offered a contract but for me getting signed was never a legit goal of mine in wrestling,”
“I am thoroughly enjoying all my time I’ve been with AEW and all the opportunities they have given me so far and I have no regrets about it,”
On this week’s AEW Dynamite, Kris Statlander was unable to beat Riho for the AEW Women’s Title after the Nightmare Collective interfered in the match. Perhaps she will get another opportunity eventually.
h/t to SE Scoops for the transcription.