From personal training to gymnastics to bell-to-bell competition, AEW signee Sadie Gibbs is among the most versatile wrestlers in the promotion. She’s only just begun her professional wrestling career. Gibbs has been able to catch the attention of fans online and around the world. Through a combination of hard-hitting kicks and fast-paced offense, as well as a dash of intensity, All Elite Wrestling has a blossoming talent on their hands with the one simply known as “Undefinable.”
Prior to her eventual AEW debut, it’s important to look at how this England native began in wrestling, from her earliest days training to her spike in notoriety in Stardom and beyond. In this week’s AEW talent preview, we will take a look at “The Undefinable” Sadie Gibbs.
In 2017, Gibbs began her professional wrestling training at the London School of Lucha Libre, headed by Greg Burridge and Garry Vanderhorne. Gibbs started working with British Empire Wrestling later in the year. In December, she faced Jetta in a losing effort at BEW Britain’s Rising V. Later that month, she appeared for Pro-Wrestling EVE, which housed LSLL. She achieved first singles victory in EVE against Chakara. From there, she competed for Preston City Wrestling, working with Jayla Dark. With these matches under her belt for 2017, Gibbs’ wrestling career was underway.
In April of 2018, Gibbs entered a tournament to determine the number one contender for the IPW: UK Women’s Championship. She would end up losing to Ayesha Raymond in the semifinal match. The following month, she competed in the BEW International Grand Prix, falling to Zan Phoenix in the first round. Her work with Pro-Wrestling EVE continued in 2018, too. In June, she competed against Sammi Baynz at SHEVOLUTION: Stage One; two months later, she worked with Kay Lee Ray at Stage Two. At Shevivor Series, Pro-Wrestling EVE’s final event of the year, she competed in the opening eight-person elimination tag team match. Alongside Little Miss Roxxy, Kanji, and Kris Wolf, collectively known as Team Wolf, Gibbs’ team lost to Team Hayter, comprised of Nightshade, Baynz, Charli Evans, and Jamie Hayter.
Gibbs received her next big break in January of 2019. Along with Hayter and Bobbi Tyler, Gibbs was one of the three BEW talents sent to compete for BEW’s affiliate promotion. This was the World Wonder Ring Stardom. It was during this time that she began to catch the attention of wrestling fans, too. Gibbs made her Stardom debut at the first night of the New Years Star tour, teaming with Mary Apache to defeat Jungle Kyona and Ruaka, collectively known as JAN.
Trios Tag Team Tournament
A few days later, she competed in the Trios Tag Team Tournament, teaming with Apache and Hana Kimura. In the first round, the trio lost to Queen’s Quest members Utami Hayashishita, Bea Priestley, and Viper, the latter currently known in WWE as Piper Niven. Throughout the rest of the month, Gibbs competed with a variety of other Stardom talent, including Hanan, Rina, and Mayu Iwatani. Due to a death in her family, Gibbs’ time on the tour was cut short.
Following a three-way victory over Kaci Dillon and Talia Martins and BEW Rising Empire 4, in February, Gibbs sought her first championship. In March, at Deutsch Wrestling Allianz’ Wrestling Legendshow, Gibbs defeated former TNA Women’s Knockout Champion ODB for the vacant DWA Ladies Championship. The month of March was also significant in that Gibbs was reportedly signing with AEW. Though The Wrestling Observer reported this, it wasn’t until May that the promotion confirmed that Gibbs was #AllElite.
Though she didn’t appear in an in-person capacity, Gibbs’ first exposure in AEW came during a video package. It took place at the Double or Nothing event. During “The Buy-In” pre-show, a video package played of Sadie Gibbs performing reps before cutting to her in-ring training. It was here that she performed moves including handspring back elbows and planchas. At this time, there has been no set date for Gibbs’ AEW in-ring debut. Whether it occurs at All Out, which will take place in August, or the weekly TV show on TNT, slated for the fall, expect Gibbs to wow viewers with her sheer athleticism.
She was All-Elite
Though Sadie Gibbs is #AllElite, this hasn’t detracted from her various wrestling endeavors. In June, she competed for Southside Wrestling Entertainment’s Notorious IX. It was her second SWE appearance, in a winning effort against fellow AEW signee Joey Janela. Wherever she wrestles, and whomever she stands across the ring from, expect “The Undefinable” AEW signee to continually carve her own path.
UPDATE: Sadie’s time in AEW was short-lived. What her future will be now that she is no longer with AEW remains to be seen. However, if her past achievements suggest something than the sky is the limits.