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Kris Statlander On The Origins Of Her Alien Gimmick

October 22, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
AEW Double or Nothing Kris Statlander

In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Kris Statlander spoke about the origin of her ‘Galaxy’s Greatest Alien’ gimmick that she took with her when she went to AEW. Here are highlights:

On the positive reaction to her in AEW: “Yes, and it’s always a surprise to me when people appreciate what I can do and what I’m able to do so quickly. And it’s something I’ve experienced a lot on the independents being able to debut in so many new places and everything and do different styles of matches all the time, and that year, there were some weekends I was doing six shows or wrestling six days a week. And it was insane, and it still just takes me back when people are just so amazed and just love me right away because I don’t feel like I’m doing anything special sometimes. I feel like it’s just me going out there just being myself and just trying my hardest. So it’s always so weird to me when people are just over over the moon about about me as a wrestler, and then there’s also the fans that are just like, ‘oh, the alien thing is stupid,’ but when I started doing the alien thing, it’s the first thing that made me feel like I was really me in the ring. And it made me feel so much more comfortable. If the alien changes it does, if it doesn’t, sorry. It helped me get to where I am today. I feel like it has not done me any disservices, doing this alien stuff.”

On if her gimmick comes from an interest in UFOs: “I wouldn’t say paranormal and UFOs. I am such a big fan of just space, and it’s just such a mind-blowing concept. It just is forever and no one knows where it came from. No one knows where it starts or ends. There’s so much mystery behind it, and it just fascinates me. And I’ve always loved just general science as well growing up. I got this space tattoo. So I’m committed.”

On being a judge for The Masked Wrestler: “Yes, and it’s always a surprise to me when people appreciate what I can do and what I’m able to do so quickly. And it’s something I’ve experienced a lot on the independents being able to debut in so many new places and everything and do different styles of matches all the time, and that year, there were some weekends I was doing six shows or wrestling six days a week. And it was insane, and it still just takes me back when people are just so amazed and just love me right away because I don’t feel like I’m doing anything special sometimes. I feel like it’s just me going out there just being myself and just trying my hardest. So it’s always so weird to me when people are just over over the moon about about me as a wrestler, and then there’s also the fans that are just like, ‘oh, the alien thing is stupid,’ but when I started doing the alien thing, it’s the first thing that made me feel like I was really me in the ring. And it made me feel so much more comfortable. If the alien changes it does, if it doesn’t, sorry. It helped me get to where I am today. I feel like it has not done me any disservices, doing this alien stuff.”

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Kris Statlander, Joseph Lee