'She's a badass' – Paige VanZant tipped to conquer AEW world by TNT champion Scorpio Sky

PAIGE VANZANT has been tipped to be a huge success in AEW – by current TNT champ Scorpio Sky.

The former UFC star, 28, is training for her wrestling debut after signing a contract in the ring on March 9.

Paige and her entourage stormed the ring after Scorpio's victory over Sammy Guevara, with rival Tay Conti checking in on the KO'd Sammy.

While she was prone on the floor, VanZant took out a pen and used Conti's backside as a rest to ink her name into AEW's ranks.

Scorpio Sky is the current TNT Champion and made his ring debut way back in 2002.

The veteran is confident that the ex-UFC star turned bare-knuckle fighter has all the skills necessary to succeed in the tough world of wrestling.

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He told Throwing Down podcast: "She’s so new but she’s picking up on it so fast.

"I kind of watched some of the things.. [her] mannerisms, how she pays attention to the crowd and that sort of thing.

"She was just naturally doing [those things] and I was adamant [she'd succeed].

"I just kept pushing to Dan, I was like, ‘You gotta get her here. She’s good. She can do this’.

"I think she’s gonna pick up on it really quickly and from what I heard, she is."


Paige showed off her acrobatic skills to her 3.1m Instagram followers on Tuesday, performing backflips and overall looking in great shape.

She's training with WWE legend Gangrel at his South Florida gym, where she was recently caught up in an epic rainstorm.

Scorpio Sky continued: "She’s training with Gangrel who’s fantastic.

"But you can’t teach personality, you can’t teach charisma, you can’t teach star power and that’s something she already brings to the table.

"She’s an incredible athlete, a badass, you know and I think she’ll pick up on the wrestling part very quickly.

"It’s gonna be great for AEW to grab another star.”

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Paige has two fights remaining on her 2020 four-bout deal with BKFC, but lost out in her first two bare-knuckle contests.

She recently wowed fans with cheeky belfie pics from a holiday to Miami as she took a well-earned break from training.

And after hitting back to Dana White over her UFC earnings, she's taken control of her own finances by launching her own OnlyFans-style account.

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