American Ninja Warrior star turned NXT Superstar Kacy Catanzaro was recently interviewed by TV Insider to discuss her jump for the action-packed reality competition to joining WWE’s NXT brand, her initial doubts of becoming a wrestler and shares which Superstar she would like to see take on the American Ninja Warrior obstacle courses. Highlights of the interview below.
On initial doubts to become a wrestler: I’m smaller. I feel like it was in my head that maybe I wouldn’t be able to do it. I’ve been through that line of thinking my whole life. But I’ve been able to change my perspective and change other people’s minds.
Which Superstar helped change her perspective: Alexa Bliss helped changed my perspective. She has been growing and rising so much the last couple of years that I’ve really been thinking about WWE and seeing if it would be possible. I’ve definitely been looking to her to fuel that drive. The ‘Five Feet of Fury’ and being tiny but bringing that fire. She gave me that extra push to show that I could do this.
Jump from ANW to WWE: Ninja Warrior definitely prepared me in a lot of ways, but it’s such its own monster that I have really been out of my comfort zone here. That’s awesome because that is when the best things happen. Certain things, even mentally coming from Ninja Warrior having the obstacle in front of you and finding a way to get past it whether it’s over it, under it, through it, around it. Anything like that and having that mindset of what my next move can be, and if it doesn’t work, being able to adjust and keep pushing through.
On taking part in the most recent NXT TV tapings: The TV tapings are bigger. There is more lighting, cameras and everything that goes into it that it does add to everything when you are out there. I remember coming out for my entrance and looking around thinking to myself, ‘This is what I want. I want to be out here. I want to entertain these people.’
Which Superstar she’d like to see on America Ninja Warrior: I would say Bianca Belair, because she is one of the most athletic people I’ve seen in real life. Bianca just has great body control and is the strongest, fastest, toughest. Within all of that, she would do really well on the obstacle course.
Catanzaro also discusses competing in her first NXT Live Event, the WWE’s Women’s Evolution and infusing a little Ninja Warrior in her moves and entrance.
What did you think of the interview? Are you excited to see more of Kacy Catanzaro? Which Superstars would you like to see take on the ANW obstacle? Let us know in the comments below