Paige talks NXT Divas, possibility of being champ at Wrestlemania, more!
In promotion of WWE Fast Lane, Paige spoke with International Business Times. Below are some highlights:
What would it mean for you to beat Nikki Bella at Fast Lane and take the WWE Divas Championship into WrestleMania 31?
It’ll be my first WrestleMania. I think it would blow my mind just because this whole year has been absolutely incredible for me, so to make more history and become a three-time WWE Divas champion would be absolutely incredible. And then to take it into WrestleMania would be the cherry on top. So if I could do that, it would be my dream come true, basically.
Have you liked the way your character has changed in the last year?
I like to keep changing and evolving character-wise, so it’s always nice to change it up. When I first came up I was like “Oh man, I can’t be this little, prissy babyface,” so it was kind of weird. And then turning heel was a blessing. I love it. I love being the bad guy. And I still get to act the same, but they cheer me now, so I like that. It kind of reminds me of Stone Cold, in that he could kind of keep his character and he could be either a heel or babyface, and that’s kind of what I’m trying to do right now. So I was a heel, and now I’m basically a heel that gets cheered.
Why do you think NXT is so popular?
It’s a short show, and with the women, they get so much time. And they basically wrestle like the guys, but sometimes even better. So a lot of people tune in just for the girls sometimes. They completely kick ass. I absolutely miss being on the shows. And the guys are a lot of independent wrestlers. So you get all the fans that go on the independent scene to watch all their favorite wrestlers, but then WWE signs them and brings them in and they just kill it.
What do you think about Charlotte and the possibility of her being called up to WWE soon?
She’s good. She’s still new, so I feel like at one point people want to see her, but they’re kind of rushing it. I think she could do with some more time, but I still think Sasha Banks is the one that I personally want to come up and who I think is completely ready and the full package, boxed up and ready to go. I feel like she’d be absolutely perfect up here. Charlotte is good, but (needs) some more time.