The former Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champion has had a heck of a week. Not only was she hired by AEW to be their new Head Coach of the women’s decision and made her commentary debut on a surprise Thursday night edition of AEW Dark Elevation, but Madison Rayne also accepted a challenge from Stokley Hathaway and Jade Cargill to wrestle Leila Grey on a live episode of AEW Rampage.
One of the few times the 17-year-old pro has been given such an opportunity was when she entered the ring in front of the heated Michigan crowd and gave a more than strong AEW debut. In the end, Rayne used her well-known finisher, the Cross Raynes, to secure the pin and the victory against her violent but cowardly opponent Grey. Rayne also had counters for Grey’s relatively small arsenal of offensive maneuvers.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) August 6, 2022
Question: Has anyone else in AEW ever used that move?
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