Skye Blue Looks Back On Starting Out As A TV Extra For AEW

Skye Blue has come a long way since first appearing in All Elite Wrestling as an “extra” on television.

The AEW star recently appeared as a guest on the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast with Chris Jericho, during which she reflected on working as an extra in AEW before making her in-ring debut for the promotion on the April 12, 2021 episode of AEW Dark: Elevation in a loss against Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

The appearance came about after her matches during WrestleMania weekend and a conversation with Joey Janela that year.

“I had Mania bookings that weekend, I took a bunch of Indie bookings, and one of them was a GCW show. I was going to be in Tampa already,” Blue recalled when talking about the topic to Jericho. “God bless him, Joey Janela hits me up, and there is a clip of me and Billie Starkz wrestling and he sends me this clip and goes, ‘Please don’t kill her. Don’t do this again.’ ‘Okay.’ ‘Text Shawn Dean.’ ‘What?’ ‘Just do it.’ ‘Okay.’ Hit Shawn Dean up. ‘You from Chicago?’ ‘Yeah.’ ‘Cool, you’re an extra.’ I was like, ‘What?’ Losing my mind. I remember looking at my phone and crying. ‘There is no way this is real.’ He was like, ‘Change your flight and come early.’”

She continued, “It was when we were doing Tuesdays through Thursdays. I was there the whole time. my first match was Britt, my second was Abadon, and I remember shaking the entire time. (Queen) Aminata was actually an extra, too. We had our first day as extras together. We didn’t know we were going to be extras at the same time. We’re standing in line with our COVID papers. We were both relieved. ‘Oh my God, I know somebody.’ It was a little less scary.”

Check out the complete interview at H/T to for transcribing the above quotes.