CJ Perry, formerly known as Lana in WWE, is carving out a new path in All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as a managerial force to be reckoned with. Since her AEW debut last month, Perry has returned to her roots as a manager, and she's now actively looking to broaden her client roster.
Speaking on a recent installment of "Insight With Chris Van Vliet," Perry clarified her ambitions, emphasizing her desire to leave an indelible mark on the wrestling industry from outside the ring. However, she made it clear that she's not hesitant to step between the ropes if the situation calls for it.
"I want to excel and become the quintessential wrestling manager," Perry stated. "Paul Heyman sets the standard as the best manager in the business, and that's the benchmark I aim to surpass. My goal is to reach a point where wrestlers say, 'I want CJ Perry in my corner.'
That's a legacy I want to build." She further elaborated, "While I'm not focused on becoming a champion myself, my intent is to drive those I manage to championship gold, thus solidifying my own legacy. And if that means I have to get my hands dirty and face off against some of the AEW women's division, then so be it."
New Client Talks
In an interesting development, Perry has been approached by Action Andretti for potential representation.
Additionally, after Andrade El Idolo's recent defeat to Bryan Danielson on "AEW Collision," Perry herself took the initiative to speak with him, possibly hinting at future collaborations. As she steers her career in this new direction, Perry is certainly a figure to watch in the wrestling world.
Her dual capability to both manage and wrestle makes her a unique asset in AEW’s already diverse roster. With her eyes set on becoming a managerial legend, she also leaves the door open for some high-octane in-ring action, promising an exciting future for fans and fellow wrestlers alike.
In the ever-evolving landscape of professional wrestling, CJ Perry's ambitions signify a refreshing twist, and her recent comments are sure to catch the attention of both fans and potential clients. As she aims to redefine the role of a wrestling manager, it will be intriguing to see how her career unfolds in the coming months.