The AEW women’s roster recently got a major upgrade when former TNA Impact Knockout Champion, Madison René, joined the company as an in-ring talent and coach.
René was recently interviewed by Tony Schiavone and Aubrey Edwards “AEW Unrestricted” podcast, where he talked about how he got started with the company. The five-time former Knockout Champion also mentioned to some members of the AEW women’s roster that she wanted to wrestle.
“I’ve never been in the ring with Tony Storm. I’ve never been in the ring with Nayla Rose. So, it’s literally like all these dream scenarios in my mind… I’d walk Anna J or Julia Hart. I’ll look down the hallway, and I think Julia and I can really do magic together.”
He said, “There is a lot of potential for some of these young athletes. And I think, at this point in my career, those matches are what I want to do. Matches with young talent, hopefully I’ll top I can help you lift it.”
Rene then went on to discuss the rising stars who have stood out to him since joining AEW. “There’s an endless amount of talent in the locker room. I feel like people haven’t even begun to notice the depth of Penelope Ford. Wait for Bunny to come back and, you know, she’s another one who once She really taps and gets the minutes, and what she can do with the minutes of the match is just crazy.”
Rene made his official debut with AEW in 2022 on the August 5 episode of “Rampage” facing Leila Gray. She also competed in a TBS Championship match against the current champion, Jade Cargill, and faced Serena Deb on the September 9 episode of “Rampage”, losing by submission.