Kris Statlander wants to elevate opponents.
During Orange Cassidy's first run as AEW International Champion, he took on all challengers to see who would step up to take the title from him. Statlander has been AEW TBS Champion since AEW Double or Nothing, and she has learned from Cassidy during her run.
“I’ve learned so much from him, he’s been a mentor and a friend to me pretty much my entire career with AEW and I think what he really instilled in me is that — Obviously you want to win your match, and you want to continue be the champion, nobody really wants to lose. But, take it as an opportunity to bring the best out of your opponent and try to elevate them to see if they are ready to be a champion or not. Every match that I have, it’s not just for me, it’s about pushing people to see if they’re ready for the spot that I’m in," she told Bill Pritchard of WrestleZone.
Cassidy has spoken highly of Statlander, calling her one of the best wrestlers in the world.
Cassidy will defend his AEW International Championship against Jon Moxley at AEW Full Gear. Meanwhile, Statlander will defend her AEW TBS Title against Skye Blue and Julia Hart.
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