- Total Divas
The success of Total Divas: “I think it’s such a great thing for the WWE in general because like you said, it brings people that don’t normally watch, aren’t typically wrestling fans, aren’t sports entertainment fans, people that would just watch the E! network, and it kind of gives us like a broader demographic, and opens up our world to people. Also, people that are fans get a chance to see inside and how things work.”
The difficulties of being on Total Divas: “It definitely blurs the lines of what’s reality and what’s entertainment, sometimes even for me. I didn’t really understand the concept of how this whole Divas thing was gonna go down, it’s definitely very, it’s hard to get used to. You know we’re always on camera anyways on TV days and stuff, but there’s like extra cameras, E! cameras, following these girls around everywhere and sometimes it’s a little bit intrusive.”
What she’s learned from Total Divas: “Though, you know I found out stuff about pixelating, its extensive and time-consuming. So if you don’t want to be on camera, you just throw up a couple of gang signs, or you know something that they might have to pixelate and then boom, you don’t have to worry about being on the show. In all seriousness, it’s a really great concept bringing all kinds of new fans into our world.”
The interviewer also noted that Kaitlyn didn’t rule out appearing on a future of Total Divas, though she thinks having other Divas on the show would be a change of pace, because, “not all of us are dramatic as that.”
Her dream opponent: “Probably Beth Phoenix if Beth ever came back. I had a couple of chances to work Beth before she retired, she helped me a lot in my career when I first started because I’d be on TV with no experience.”
Reuniting the Chickbusters with AJ: “There’s a lot of girls that helped me out along the way, AJ Lee was one of them. I had always really, really wanted a chance to have a feud with her because we were such great friends for a long time and she taught me so much early on in my career and helped me through a lot of stuff. So that would be like a dream come true and hopefully the Chickbusters can reunite one day.”
Having a presence on social media: “They (WWE) definitely encourage us to get out there on social media in all avenues. When I’m not on the show and I’m just backstage and I wanna be involved it’s a great way to interact with fans and kind of express our opinions of the show and our reactions and stuff like that.”
Growing since winning NXT: “I never thought I’d be good. I thought like, I don’t know, it feels funny saying that, but over the last year I’ve had so many opportunities to work with amazing girls and people, you know, within the company. I’ve just grown so much.”
On one of her “favorite” matches: It’s so funny to go back and to watch some episodes of NXT and one of my favorite matches of all time, which i think made some kind of list of worst match of the year, was a match I had with Maxine on NXT. Vickie Guerrero was my pro and she didn’t like my wrestling gear and she made me wear some kind of extra large hoodie and I just looked like a flailing little spider monkey the entire match. So that’s something I like to look back on and laugh at now, but at the time it was just, I wanted to hide my face forever.”
You can listen to the full interview at Chad Duke’s Wrestling Network.
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