The British wrestling scene has produced some of the biggest stars across the industry today: Gunther, Saraya, Will Ospreay, Drew McIntyre, Finn Balor and Toni Storm are just some of the industry-leading talents that originally made their names competing in the United Kingdom. But could Mariah May be the next big name to follow in their footsteps? Both WWE and AEW seem to think so!
Fightful Select reports that there have been internal discussions within AEW for May to possibly appear for the promotion. They go on to note that whilst there haven’t been indications of AEW engaging in any discussions with her, there is credence to the idea of her making a move there. WWE has also previously expressed interest in her, giving her a tryout at their UK Performance Center back in 2019 and reportedly having kept an eye on her ever since, but AEW is currently the more likely destination at this time.
May made her STARDOM debut in December last year and has been a regular for the promotion ever since. She was one of the founding members of the Club Venus faction alongside NXT UK alumni Xia Brookside and the group’s leader Mina Shirakawa, having since gone on to win the Goddess of Stardom Championship (the promotion’s tag team titles) with Shirakawa for 49 days before losing them earlier this month. The group was previously a sub-unit of one of the promotion’s largest factions Cosmic Angels, but Club Venus split from them this past April.
Outside of STARDOM, the London-born star has competed for top British independent promotions such as Revolution Pro Wrestling, PROGRESS and TNT Extreme Wrestling since her wrestling debut in February 2019. May’s biggest match prior to her current STARDOM run was her unsuccessful challenge for Revolution Pro’s British Women’s Championship at their Nine-Year Anniversary event. The title’s previous holders include former AEW Women’s World Champion Jamie Hayter, IMPACT’s Gisele Shaw and former NXT UK star Jinny.