In a recent interaction at the Starrcast VI media scrum, Kris Statlander, the current TBS Champion of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), addressed her much-talked-about moment with Renee Paquette. Fans of the wrestling circuit will recall the August 4th edition of AEW Rampage, where Statlander made headlines by squatting Paquette during an intense promo.
Wrestling enthusiasts have been eager for a behind-the-scenes peek, and Statlander didn't disappoint. Speaking to Wrestling Headlines, which was present at the scrum, Statlander reminisced about the thought process behind that unforgettable moment.
"It wasn't exactly spur of the moment," she began, reflecting on her drive to stand out. "With a significant match on the horizon, I was slated for a promo. The goal was always to offer something unique that would be remembered." However, as Statlander revealed, such a stunt was only executed with the prior consent of the involved parties.
"I approached Renee first, ensuring she was comfortable with the idea," she added. Paquette, ever the professional and team player, was more than onboard.
Viral Moment's Impact
Statlander's efforts to differentiate herself clearly paid off, as evidenced by the moment's viral traction.
"It fetched the exact reaction I was aiming for, so there's absolutely no regret," she remarked with a chuckle. Statlander also took a moment to address potential concerns about the act, emphasising her professional ethos.
"I pride myself on my physical capabilities. It's why I even floated the idea. I'd never engage in such a move, especially in a promo, if I weren't entirely confident in my ability to carry it out safely," she stated, a nod to her commitment to ensuring the well-being of her colleagues.
In professional wrestling, where every promo and match is an opportunity to create a memorable moment, Kris Statlander's choice to squat Renee Paquette undeniably etched itself into the annals of AEW history. It serves as a testament to her prowess and innovative spirit in the ever-evolving world of sports entertainment.
For those keen on catching more such moments, stay tuned to AEW's broadcasts and follow your favourite stars as they continue to redefine wrestling narratives.
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