Paige VanZant signed with AEW earlier this month after making several appearances on Dynamite. There was interest from WWE in signing her due to the name that she created for herself while in the UFC.
Speaking on Throwing Down with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate, VanZant noted that she did have a meeting at WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut to discuss a deal. However, WWE’s plan for her was very different from what she is doing with AEW.
“I did know my career would take me to pro wrestling eventually. I wasn’t sure what venue that would be, if it would be WWE or AEW. I’ve been a fan of both, I made it out about a year ago to WWE headquarters. They had a different plan for what they wanted for me.”
VanZant noted that she’s excited AEW was happy to partner with her and continue with her combat sports career with bare knuckle boxing. She added that AEW is on board with building her career in and outside of the squared circle.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription