After Abadon’s Dynamite debut last night I have been thinking about characters in AEW’s women’s division. Abadon adds a much needed dark mysterious heel to the women, with her face paint and contacts creating this ghoulish figure that I absolutely loved. But it got me thinking, why can I find this character more believable than Kris Statlander’s alien character? Why is that?
I know Adadon is not a demonic undead witch or something, but I also know that Kris Statlander is not an Alien from the Andromeda Galaxy. Maybe it’s the fact Statlander uses her Alien character in a more comedic role.
I’m hoping that when Statlander comes back from injury she ditches the Alien gimmick because I feel like it’s holding her back. I think with a more grounded gimmick she would easily be Women’s Champ for a lengthy period to come.
I guess I can suspend my disbelief for some characters more easily than others. What do you guys think?