Paige VanZant always knew she would venture into pro wrestling.
Since at least 2016, VanZant has had interest from WWE and expressed her desire to eventually enter the world of pro wrestling. VanZant began appearing on AEW television in September 2021 and officially signed with AEW on March 9.
Speaking on Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, VanZant commented on meeting with WWE, but signing with AEW.
"I did know my career would take me to pro wrestling eventually. I wasn't sure what venue that would be, if it would be WWE or AEW. I've been a fan of both, I made it out about a year ago to WWE headquarters. They had a different plan for what they wanted for me. With AEW, I'm so excited they were happy to partner with me and let me continue to fight MMA and do bare knuckle boxing. They're on board to build my career, build me as a wrestler, and let me be myself," she said.
VanZant has started her wrestling training and is currently training with Gangrel. She has also been backstage at AEW shows, even if she hasn't been appearing on TV.
You can find her comments on starting training by clicking here.
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