How AEW Missed Out On Signing Priscilla Kelly

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Earlier this year, Priscilla Kelly would make her singles debut for AEW during the JeriCruise. Despite wowing fans with her performance, she was not signed to be part of the division. On a recent podcast with Vickie Guerrero, Priscilla Kelly would mention she did have an offer from the company, one she turned down.

Priscilla Kelly Didn’t Just Want To Be Seen As “Darby Allin’s Wife”

Until very recently, Kelly was married to Darby Allin. They have since separated on good terms, but this connection was almost on screen as well as off.

“The thought was thrown around for me to be put with Darby in AEW. Maybe like, ‘You come in, and you’ll be the wife and then like you get kicked in the face, and he then gets mad or something.’ Like there was a lot of ideas thrown around. I explained to everybody, I said, ‘You know, I could come in, I could do a wife spot, and it could eventually lead into me having matches or whatever it may be.

But here’s the problem with that. If I come in and I’m introduced as Darby’s wife, I’m forever by the fans gonna be known as just as his wife. And then from there on out, everything I do in the ring or on a promo is gonna be heavily, heavily compared to him. And I immediately become the Robin to his Batman.”

A Poor Choice For AEW To Make

This was not a promising role for anyone to play, especially not someone as talented as Kelly is. She could be a huge asset to their women’s division even now, and for a show of just how good she is? Check out her match with AEW talent Thunder Rosa here. It happened as part of NWA Shockwave, and many are calling it one of the best matches of the year.

If she comes into AEW now, we won’t be seeing her and Darby Allin together. This would let her actually spread her wings and show herself as a top contender to Hikaru Shida’s AEW Women’s Championship.

Were AEW fools to only see value in Priscilla Kelly as Darby Allin’s wife? Do you see her joining the promotion anytime soon? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.

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