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Saraya returns to in-ring action at AEW Full Gear, defeats Britt Baker

Saraya made her return to the ring after nearly five years at Saturday's pay-per-view.

Saraya made a triumphant return to in-ring action at Saturday's AEW Full Gear pay-per-view, earning a victory in her first match in nearly five years. 

Saraya defeated Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. at Full Gear after hitting two cradle DDTs in her first bout since a neck injury forced a pause to her career at a WWE house show in December 2017. 

Saraya signed with AEW and made her first appearance for the company at Dynamite Grand Slam on September 21 of this year. She engaged in physicality in an angle with Baker on the October 5 Dynamite, then revealed that she had been fully medically cleared to return to the ring on the November 9 Dynamite, announcing the Full Gear match with Baker. 

As Paige in WWE, Saraya was the first-ever NXT Women's Champion, as well as a two-time WWE Divas Champion. After the neck injury paused her in-ring career, she served as an on-air authority figure on the SmackDown brand. Later, she worked as a panelist on FS1's WWE Backstage alongside Renee Paquette.