Leyla Hirsch issues statement on Russia-Ukraine situation — Dax Harwood asks if he considered returning to WWE
At only 25 years old, Leyla Hirsch made a strong impression inside the square circle. It was at AEW that she had one very aggressive match after another and fans couldn’t be happier. The former amateur wrestler is certainly exciting to watch.
She was born in Moscow, Russia and from a young age in the United States after being adopted by an American couple, but she has never forgotten her heritage and she often wears the colors of her native country on the ring, which is her right.
She started her professional wrestling journey in 2017 and since then she has taken giant steps towards her goals in the sport for sure. She made major stops in Combat Zone Wrestling, Westside Xtreme Wrestling and other places on the independent circuit and all before signing with AEW on March 15.and from 2021; this was after several appearances with the company throughout 2020.
Her feud with Kris Statlander has drawn attention to herself and Statlander over the past few weeks, and there should be more storylines in her future, or rather we hope so…maybe even one (or a few) TBS or AEW Women’s World Championship in racing.
Seeing that she was born in Russia and adorns herself with the Russian flag – even recently at Revolution during her match against Statlander – she felt the need to make a statement on Twitter given what is happening in Ukraine in this moment ; especially since many have decided to criticize her, her legacy and her aforementioned crown. Here’s what she had to say:
“I want something to be very clear. I support Ukraine one hundred percent and my heart breaks for its citizens who are suffering at the hands of Vladimir Putin. I came to the United States when I was eight years old and became an American citizen…
I can no more change my inheritance than any other citizen can change theirs. Just because I was born in Russia doesn’t mean I support this brutal dictator. Anyone who would even suggest such a thing is simply wrong, plain and simple.
via Lelya Hirsch on Twitter
His courage to make a statement under these circumstances, and his feelings that patriotism for his country, its heritage, its culture and its people does not always mean supporting the leader of your country or his decisions is exemplary.
Dax Harwood on if he would ever return to McMahon’s kingdom
Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler, who were known most of the time in WWE as The Revival, came out in 2020. Since then, they have worked in AEW. FTR dominated, also winning the tag championships in AEW, as well as wrestling at AAA, where they are the current tag champions… and in defense.
On AEW TV, it looks like they’ve had a face trick, and who knows where this will go, especially since they’ve fired their manager, the legendary Tully Blanchard.
It was only recently that he also tweeted that the legacy was important to him and his tag team partner, Cash; so maybe it has something to do with the direction of their character. Anyway, he held a Q&A on his Twitter feed and was asked by a fan if he would ever consider returning to WWE. Here’s what he had to say in response:
“Yes, if the money and the circumstances were right…”
via Dax Harwood on Twitter