Vickie Guerrero Says COVID Delayed AEW Plans For A Month And A Half

At AEW Fight for the Fallen, Vickie Guerrero was introduced as the new manager for Nyla Rose. Vickie had made previous appearances on AEW television as an audience member and having a loose association with the Inner Circle, but now has a permanent on-screen role alongside the former AEW Women's Champion.

Speaking on her Excuse Me podcast, Vickie discussed how the partnership came about.

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"I've been saying for a long time that my dream is to be with All Elite Wrestling. There's been so much going on to get to this point. With COVID, there's been a lot of testing and people got exposed. I had a family member get exposed, so I had to wait for my test to get back. It delayed it for a good month and a half," she said.

Vickie went on to reveal that things between her and AEW got serious during the Chris Jericho cruise when she was apart of the AEW women's panel. During the panel, she mentioned managing Nyla Rose and Nyla was receptive to the idea.

"There was a lot of conversations back and forth. I did express to them, 'I would love to be part of this team.' I talked to Tony Khan quite a bit and they did like the reaction, then for me to be on the Jericho cruise and have the podcast and featuring the women, I set a precedent that I 100% wanted to be part of the company, whether it was just the podcast or being a superstar, I let them know that I enjoy being part of the company. It resonated with them that I could be someone they could depend on. When Double or Nothing came around and I was on TV and became an Inner Circle cheerleader -- the roster was really amazing, Britt Baker and Sammy Guevara and a lot of the roster was like, 'when are you coming over, when are you gonna stay here for good instead of going home?' They were really sweet about it. I had a lot of support," she said.

Vickie mentioned that she doesn't want to be the same character that she was in WWE when she managed the likes of Edge and Dolph Ziggler.

On Wednesday, AEW announced a 16-team women's tag team tournament that will take place throughout the summer. Competitors for the tournament have yet to be announced.

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