Paige VanZant is officially a professional wrestler. After making a few brief cameos on AEW over the last few months, VanZant made it official last night when she actually signed a contract with the wrestling promotion. AEW president Tony Khan tweeted the announcement on Wednesday night and VanZant made it Instagram official.
VanZant, a UFC veteran, went 0-2 last year in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship after signing what was supposedly a "multi-million dollar deal." Fortunately for VanZant, her star is bigger than her record. She's Dancing With the Stars and Swimsuit Issue famous and popular enough to have AEW come calling. She's what every MMA fighter wants to be -- too famous to really need to fight.
VanZant will continue to make AEW appearances and randomly fake assaulting people until she makes her official wrestling debut.