Current NXT and Divas champion, Paige spoke to The UK’s Independent about her recently winning the Divas championship and more. Check it out below:
On holding both the NXT and Divas titles: “The longer I can keep both Championships the better, I’m not just going to give up the NXT Women’s Championship, I worked my booty off to get that in the first place.
“I’m going to try and keep the WWE Divas Championship, I want to try and have a longer streak than AJ Lee’s. I’m going to be defending them both, and retain them constantly.”
What made her want to be a wrestler? “My whole family are wrestlers; I was brought up in the business. I was wrestling as a fetus believe it or not, because my mum (Sweet Saraya) was pregnant with me and didn’t realize while she was wrestling.”
What was her road to becoming a wrestler like: “I started traveling around the world by myself by the time I got to 14, I worked really hard because I knew what my goal was, which was to be in WWE.
“I did everything I could; I made CVs and sent them to promoters all over the world, and managed to get myself out there.”
Her thoughts on winning the divas title from AJ Lee: “It was incredible with all the British flags in the crowd. What better way to do it than in front of people from your home country. It was fantastic and they were so supportive.
“I didn’t expect them to be as loud as they were, I didn’t know that a lot of people knew me, it was overwhelming, they were so loud and crazy.
“My heart was pounding, I got backstage and I started crying, I was like ‘what is this life!’.”
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