If you have been watching any AEW or ROH programming lately, there is one name you have been seeing every show and that is Queen Aminata. However, Queen Aminata was almost ready to be done with wrestling before her mainstream career even got fully started.
Queen Aminata shares a very personal and emotional sit down interview with Renee Paquette. She details her journey including getting into wrestling, and being from Africa, going to France, and eventually making it to the United States. She started to have health problems early on after she was signed in February 2023 by AEW.
After a match with Skye Blue, she ended up injuring her knee and required surgery. She recovered completely, but started to have seizures, and had three within 24 hours. As she was taking a step back to work on herself, she received the devastating news that her father passed away who was living in Africa.
As she took the time to go to Africa to help her family and tend to her father’s passing, she had decided that she was done with wrestling. However, as she was going through her father’s phone to see how he had photos of her from wrestling in Japan, this made her want to continue and give it everything she’s got.
Aminata recently had a match with AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm on the Feb. 11 episode of Collision.
The full interview with Queen Aminata and Renee Paquette can be seen below.