Rising star Rachel Evers recently spoke with Bleacher Report to discuss her participation in the Mae Young Classic, if she feels pressure being a second generation wrestling star and making appearances in NXT. Highlights of the interview below.
On making appearances at NXT: “It’s an honor to be there. You learn so much being in that environment, surrounded by so many great athletes and entertainers, so many great minds for the business. If anybody goes there and doesn’t learn anything, they don’t have their ears open.”
On being a second generation star: “I never felt any pressure being second generation. My dad and I are very different people. We have very different talents. I’m just extremely confident and comfortable in my own skin. It’s always been so important for me to pave my own path in wrestling. And I’ve tried to do that since the day I started.”
On being part of the Mae Young Classic: “When I looked around the room and saw the other 31 girls that were going to be in it, it was extremely humbling. So many of those girls have wrestled all over the world and have wrestled for so many more years than me. It’s so cool to stand side by side with girls like Kairi [Sane] and Toni [Storm] and Mercedes Martinez and Jazzy Gabert. They’ve done so much. The crowd roared for her that night. The energy and enthusiasm, the magic of the moment got to her. I had goosebumps from the second I walked out there.”
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