“I fought so hard for it, and I was such an underdog, but I won the title. It was the most amazing moment of my life. I had worked so hard for it, and no one expected it from me. I won the title and it was in my hometown, and I felt like I deserved it. I had really clawed my way up from the bottom. It was such a special day, and I cried so much that day.”
“When it comes to WrestleMania, I’m such a fan. Even though I’m part of it, I’m literally surprised and every single week — even when I’m watching from backstage — I can’t tear my eyes away from the show. WrestleMania is our Super Bowl. So every show, as it gets closer and closer, something insane happens.
“At these live events, it’s such a cool experience for us and for the fans because it’s not a TV thing. We’re not worried about camera angles or commercial breaks; we’re actually just there to interact with the fans. So, it’s a really cool experience and tensions are really high. You never really know what’s going to happen.”