Kris Statlander Feels Awkward Speaking, But Wants To Get Better On Promos

Kris Statlander discusses her mindset when it comes to promos.

Kris Statlander is heralded as one of the top wrestlers in AEW, and has the AEW TBS Championship to back up that claim. Statlander hasn't had many opportunities to speak on the mic, but when she has, she has turned in memorable moments such as squatting Renee Paquette.

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Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Statlander discussed her approach to promos.

"I still feel very awkward on the microphone and speaking all the time. I just force myself to do it a lot more often so I have to get better at it. I know I'm not the best at it and I know I'm not any special talker and I don't have the best vernacular, and my tone isn't always great and I come off very awkward. I'm aware of all that, but I know the more that I do it, the better I'll be at it," she said.

She continued, "You'd be surprised how socially awkward I can be. I know a lot of wrestlers and people in wrestling, and I'm more comfortable around them. It is what it is at this point. I just don't care. I know I'm awkward, I acknowledge it, I own up to it, and it's something I can't control. One of the things with wrestling promos is you have to be yelling and passionate. I'm passionate, I just don't feel like yelling right now."

Statlander has found a different way to communicate with fans, doing sign language before her matches.

Statlander will defend her AEW TBS Championship at AEW WrestleDream against Julia Hart. Fans can check out the current lineup for the show by clicking here.

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