AEW Dark Results (12/10/2019) Big Swole Tells Her Story
Jordan Huie here continuing the coverage of AEW Dark. This of course includes giving the results of the matches, but also detailing the backstory segments you often see on this show. While it seems the Undesirable to Undeniable format was quietly canned at some point, they’re still effectively doing the same thing, giving people the platform to tell their stories and what led them to where they are today.
Tonight was Big Swole Ariel Monroe’s turn, and she had quite the story indeed.
Below you can see my recap of this segment, which really should be highlighted in full in my view:
Big Swole describes her big personality and swole mentality. Mentions being clinically dead and being brought back to life, and having a cat scan where she was told she had 30 minutes to live due to Crohn’s Disease. They took her to the emergency room and removed two feet of her intestines, as they were about to explode in her body. And she was told she was never going to end up having kids or be active in her life again.
This was a big strain on her mentally obviously, mentions having no one to share her love with or pass her stories down to without children. Completely broke down. However, Swole found herself getting pregnant all the same, and now has a daughter named Odessa. We see some family shots, which includes her husband, Cedric Alexander! She says she knows she won’t always be motivated but that’s why she has to be disciplined. Says other people’s dreams depend on her reaching her own.
She wants to be an inspiration for others with similar stories, whatever they might be suffering from. We see candid cam footage of Kenny meeting up with Swole as she’s making her way to the back from an early AEW match, where he tells her the sky’s the limit for her and they want to keep bringing her back, basically offering a contract right then and there. The locker room then applauds her. Lovely stuff.