WWE News: Alicia Fox opens up about dating Wade Barrett and her career
What's the story?
Recently, Alicia Fox appeared as a guest on Lillian Garcia's Podcast Chasing Glory, and she made some interesting remarks about her career and her former relationship with ex-WWE Superstar Wade Barrett (whose real-life name is Stu Barrett).
In case you didn't know
Alicia Fox has been a WWE Women's Superstar for over 10 years and has been a WWE Divas Champion once before. She is currently on the Raw Brand but hasn't on WWE TV recently.
Alicia had a relationship with former WWE Superstar Wade Barrett at one stage during his time with the company, however, they parted ways eventually. After a career with WWE which lasted from 2010 till 2016, Barrett decided to request his leave from the company and he was granted his release soon after.
Barrett was a five-time Intercontinental Champion and he won the King of the Ring tournament in 2015. Fans remember him most fondly for his Bad News Barrett character.
The heart of the matter
On Lillian Garcia's (former WWE ring announcer) podcast Chasing Glory as a guest, Alicia Fox talked about her past with Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) and why they broke up.
Fox stated that while she was with Barrett, her mom had been on 'the streets for three years', which caused her to suffer from 'a lot of anxiety and stress'. The problem was that Alicia felt that Stu was not the sort of person who she could talk to about her emotions regarding her mother's issues because of Stu not being an emotional person. Although the two broke up, Fox says that she still loves Stu but she is glad they are now just friends.
With regards to her career, Alicia said she sometimes gets embarrassed thinking about it. Fox explained that before fans would come up to her and say that she was 'underrated'. However, when she started using social media and saw more fans saying the same thing, it became something that she took seriously.
Alicia says the 'underrated' remarks would make her really question whether or not she was undervalued by the WWE, and it made her angry because she began to think about how WWE never even gave her 'any Merch'.
Despite this, Fox says she never complained to WWE higher-ups about these issues, but also comments that maybe the fact WWE doesn't value her enough is 'not okay'.
Alicia Fox is hoping that she will still be able to put enough food on her table with her WWE career. Although Fox's tenure with WWE as a wrestler seems to be headed towards its end, she might still have a job with the company as a trainer or backstage agent, or even an ambassador for the company like Brie Bella is.
Hopefully, WWE will give Alicia a few more meaningful matches before she finishes her in-ring career.
It saddened me to hear Fox thinks that parts of her WWE career are an embarrassment. I would agree that WWE's booking of her has been embarrassing, but not because of anything Alicia has done.
Alicia has always given full dedication to her character, and she is a very talented in-ring wrestler. I condemn WWE for not appreciating her talents.
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