Wrestling World Reacts To Kris Statlander's AEW Double Or Nothing Return From Injury

It was not a secret that, at whatever point she returned from rehabbing tears to the ACL and meniscus in her left knee that she suffered last summer, Kris Statlander was likely to feud with Jade Cargill and quite possibly even win the AEW TBS Championship in the process. It's doubtful, though, that most fans would have predicted exactly how Statlander's return and title win happened on Sunday night at Double or Nothing: Cargill defeating Taya Valkyrie, issuing an open challenge, and getting squashed by the returning former "Galaxy's Greatest Alien."

With the well-liked Long Island native getting such a big moment for her return, various colleagues from both AEW and elsewhere in the wrestling world took to Twitter on Sunday night to congratulate her, including her original trainers, AEW's Pat Buck and Impact Wrestling's  Brian Myers of the Create A Pro Wrestling Academy:

Various current and former competitors in the AEW women's division chimed in, as well, including former AEW Women's Champion Nyla Rose, who joked about being the "real" second TBS Champion based on when she stole the belt from Cargill during their feud, as well as fellow Long Islander Willow Nightingale:

Other AEW talent and personnel who chimed in included Best Friends stablemate Trent Beretta, referee/travel coordinator Bryce Remsburg, and ringside physician Dr. Michael Sampson:

Last, but certainly not least, Statlander's boyfriend, independent wrestler and former Impact Wrestling regular Caleb Konley, also tweeted his own reactions, even getting into a playful argument with the new champion about using her newfound stroke to get TBS to bring back "Monkey-ed Movies"/"The Chimp Channel," a late-'90s fixture on the network:

Statlander signed with AEW early in "Dynamite's" run after quickly picking up steam on the independent scene as a rookie, blowing up after a show-stealing match with John Silver at Beyond Wrestling's Please Come Back, a try-out themed show on September 30, 2018. Riding that momentum, she went from 57 documented matches in 2018 to 134 in 2019, picking up a brief reign as IWTV Independent Wrestling World Champion right as AEW was getting started.