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By Mike Johnson on 2023-09-19 12:03:00

Ahead of AEW’s Grand Slam event in New York this Wednesday, AEW TBS champion Kris Statlander spoke to Newsday on a range of topics. Here are some highlights.

On the AEW locker room’s reputation for not welcoming advice from veterans, Statlander acknowledged that some wrestlers from her generation “don’t always see that sometimes people are just trying to help.”  “Sometimes with us being younger and stupid . . . they don’t always make the best decisions,” Statlander said. “Everybody’s going to have their own way to go about these things. For me, personally, I will welcome any advice from anyone that takes the time out of their day to help me out.”

On fans focusing on negative backstage rumors, like those involving CM Punk’s departure, rather than the actual AEW product, she noted, “No matter what is going on backstage, or what people think is going on backstage, or any sort of rumor going on, my personal goal . . . is to make sure that at the end of the day, I do what I can to put on a great show. And that's all that I can do,” Statlander said. “And I wish people that like to feed into any sort of drama or rumors could just kind of look at wrestling at a surface level and just feel like this is entertainment . . . I wish that some people would just not care so much about other stuff that doesn't matter when it comes to the overall product.”

On Jade Cargill and her future, Statlander noted, “Me being the second-ever TBS title (holder) means nothing without Jade having her undefeated streak and being an unstoppable monster,” Statlander said of wrestling’s top female free agent. “Whatever she chooses to do, I know that she’s going to do great at it. And she’s going to be a star, no matter what.”

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