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Although she’s been offscreen from WWE television for quite awhile now, WWE Superstar Summer Rae continues to stay busy through numerous sit down interviews and magazine appearances that include Maxim, Most and Jamo Magazine.
In her latest magazine appearance, Summer sits with Athleisure to discuss when she realized she wanted to become a Superstar, her character and who have been her favorite people to work with. Highlights of the interview below.
On when she realized she wanted to become a WWE Superstar: “The thing that I love about WWE is everyone has a story. Everyone has someone they watched growing up. With me, my dad has no sons, only daughters, and I’m the oldest. I watched with my dad on Saturday mornings and when I was an adult I would sit at home and watch Monday Night Raw. I loved the soap opera! I became a fan again after college and that’s when I realized I wanted to submit. Now with NXT, Triple H has given people a great outlet to submit their resume and portfolio and be able to try to become a WWE Superstar.”
On her Summer Rae persona: “Some people like to form their WWE persona based on an extension of themselves. For me it’s the total opposite. Summer Rae is everyone I wanted to be growing up: all of the girls I wasn’t and all of the things I wanted to say to people that I couldn’t because I was too nice. Summer Rae is a conniving egotistical villain who will do whatever she needs to do to get what she wants. That’s why it’s so much fun to play her! I have never once been a good guy in WWE and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
On how she trains for days when she has matches: “I train very differently on days when I have a match versus days I don’t. I don’t do my legs as much on days I have a match. I save my cardio days for TV. Sleep is the most important thing in this business. I like to do circuit training so I don’t overstimulate one body part. When you bump and have five matches in a week you’re going to be sore.”
On what has been her favorite wrestling moment and person to work with: “My favorite moment in the ring is actually not a wrestling match. It was when I got to write my own promo and do it for everyone. It was in Chicago where I was living at the time. I got to break up with Rusev on screen. I really felt it and felt so fortunate that they let me write it. It was so amazing and the crowd was so behind me. It gives me chills to think about. My favorite person to wrestle is Nattie. I always loved wrestling her. She’s someone who challenges me and made me try to be better every time I stepped in the ring with her. I also love Sasha Banks. The chemistry we have is amazing!”
Summer also discusses her Marine 4 role, her sweet tooth cravings and charities she works with.
What did you think of the interview? What have been your favorite Summer Rae moments? How would you book her return? Let us know in the comments below!