Will Big Swole Get The AEW Spotlight Now That Kris Statlander Is Injured?
The AEW Women’s division has hit two major snags due to injury. First it was Dr. Britt Baker, and now it’s Kris Statlander. Neither were at the very top of the division, but they were certainly fixtures of the division all the same. Baker’s role has been filled by Penelope Ford, who even filled in for Baker at Double Or Nothing to face Statlander. Ford would even pin AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida this past week on Dynamite, in the match where Statlander got hurt. That injury leaves an opening which will need to be filled, and there’s only a few options who can fill it. One of these is Big Swole.
Big Swole Is Gaining Popularity
As outspoken as she is strong, the powerhouse Big Swole has been steadily climbing the ranks of AEW. A great performance against Nyla Rose two weeks back seems to indicate that they have big plans for her, as Rose is arguably the top threat in the division, having only two losses in AEW.
Swole fits the same speedy powerhouse niche that Statlander has, and only lacks the outlandish gimmick. However, segments on BTE and her calling people like Lance Archer out while in the crowd shows how much personality Swole has. We might not see her win the AEW Women’s Championship anytime soon, but she’ll likely take the #2 role on the face side of things.
Other Options To Fill Statlanders Niche
While Swole deserves the spotlight more than others, we can’t forget about other talented ladies looking for a spot. People like Christi Jayne, and the recently signed Anna Jay are available and ready to prove they belong. Anna Jay is advertised for AEW this week for the first time, showing a larger role in the company than enhancement talent. People know what Swole is all about, but we could be surprised by what Jay can do when given the spotlight.
People taking the roles of other due to injury is common in wrestling. Sometimes it’s great to be in the right place at the right time, and this chance could make one of the underrated ladies of AEW a star. Their only built up names that aren’t injured or stuck in other countries are Shida & Rose, so we can expect rapid growth around them.
Who do you think will take the role of Kris Statlander? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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