AEW's CJ Perry Opens Up About Debut At All Out In Chicago

Early last month at AEW All Out, CJ Perry made her return to the world of pro wrestling by attempting to assist her husband, Miro. However, Miro rejected Perry, forcing her to seek other clients within the company. While that storyline continues to play out on TV, Perry recently appeared on "Insight with Chris Van Vliet," offering up some details on her debut and her connection to the host city.

"I was so excited to return to wrestling, and especially in Chicago," Perry said. "I actually debuted in WWE in Chicago. My first live promo was in Chicago. ... The first time the 'We Want Lana' chants happened, we were in Chicago."

The former WWE star also revealed that she first turned babyface in the Windy City. All of those career landmarks taking place in Chicago gave the beginning of her AEW run even more significance.

"Tony Khan wanted [my debut] in Chicago," Perry continued. "Miro was pushing — a lot of this was his idea, a lot of the story. And he wanted it to be in London, but Tony really had a vision for it to happen in Chicago."

Perry's story lines up with reports that Miro had to push to have a presence at AEW All In the previous week. She reiterated, however, that she was happy about the Chicago debut, especially when she found out that Khan shared her love for the city. Perry wound up making her first AEW appearance after Miro's match against Powerhouse Hobbs, with the two embracing in the ring before Miro turned her away. In recent weeks, Perry has attempted to recruit new clients, which has only enraged Miro. Based on her reaction during Miro's match against Action Andretti on "AEW Collision," that may just be Perry's entire intent.

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit "Insight with Chris Van Vliet" with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.