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Kris Statlander Discusses Using Sign Language For Her Catchphrase, More

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During a recent interview with Jaychelle Nicole, AEW star Kris Statlander commented on using sign language before and after her matches in AEW, using ASL before she was in AEW, and more.

You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On using sign language for her catchphrase: “I just wanted to do something different. I don’t actually know anyone that’s deaf. I don’t have a reason to know ASL. I know once I started doing it, some people were raising questions like ‘Do I have a reason to use it in my life?’ And I don’t. I just thought it was something useful to learn. It’s kind of an underappreciated language, so I figured ‘Why not? Try something different.’ It seems to be getting a really good reaction, which I’m very happy about. I’m not fluent in sign language, but I can do a basic sentence, like ‘Do you want water? Are you hungry? My name is Kris.’ I can do all that stuff.”

On using ASL before she was in AEW: “I originally got the idea to do sign language because on the indies, sometimes if I was the bad guy, I would do an F and a U. So I’d say an ‘FU’ during my entrance, and no one knew what it meant, but I did and it was funny to me. So sometimes I would do that, and that’s kind of where I got the idea to find a way to incorporate sign language a little bit more. It’s so different, especially if there’s a deaf person watching TV and see something like that, instead of having to read the subtitles all the time, so you can actually focus on the action for a moment. I think it’s a cool little way to reach out to that (underserved community). They’re just not communicated to, the deaf community, as often.”

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(h/t – Wrestling Inc)

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