Ariane Andrew shocked wrestling fans when she appeared on AEW Dynamite last week and took her spot in the Women’s Tag Team Cup Tournament. This was her first return to the ring since her release from WWE in 2016. During the random draw, she was partnered with former AEW Women’s World Champion, Nyla Rose. A partner that seemed to be a lock to advance in the tournament.
On Monday was the first round and it pitted Andrew and Rose against Tay Conti and Anna Jay. In what some may say was a surprise finish, Andrea and Rose would actually lose the match signally that they were done with the tournament.
As with many competitors for AEW, the company gives many opportunities to the talent that hasn’t been signed. With Andrew, it was natural for fans to wonder what comes next for her. She confirmed on her podcast Sippin’ The Tea that she has not signed with AEW and is a free agent.
She hasn’t ruled out wanting a reunion with Naomi whom she was in a tag team with known as The Funkadactyls in WWE.
“I am not with AEW,” she stated. “That was just a ‘little somethin’ somethin” I’m a free agent. As excited as people were, they were like, ‘does this mean no Funkadactyl reunion?’ It’s not official. There’s still a door, hello Vince [McMahon], are you listening?”
Speaking of Naomi, she was the most recent guest on Andrew’s podcast as well. You can catch that by clicking here.
It is clear that she is ready for another run in the business as she was ready to return to an indie show in April. The show did not take place as a result of the current COVID pandemic.
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Credit for the transcript to Fightful.