Lucy Diavolo of Teen Vogue recently caught up with WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Bayley, and Nia Jax. The four Superstars WWE Evolution, The Divas Era, & share their thoughts on women one day main eventing WrestleMania.
Flair On Yesterday’s Women Not Being Give The Opportunity To Succeed In The WWE:
They just didn’t have access to it. They weren’t given the opportunity to, so I thank them for opening the doors for us today to be able to do those things today. Because if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t have had that opportunity.
Flair On Having Several Historic First Ever Matches In The WWE:
Every time they give us a first ever, we knock it out of the park and then, it’s almost like we build off of that.
Bayley Talks WWE Hall Of Famer Lita:
Lita was like my huge inspiration cause she was so different and she stood out because she didn’t dress like other women. I was such a tomboy and I was like you know Lita can do it and she can be who she is and still like succeeded.
Bayley On Coming To The Main Roster From NXT & The Competitive Spirit Among WWE’s Women:
All of us want to be best, and all of us support each other so much, but we all want to be better than one another and it’s like a great competition. Everybody wants to top each other.
Bayley On Why Evolution Was Appealing To Wrestling Fans:
All the generations get to be a part of it, and it’s just really special to actually be here, and experiencing it, and living it.
Nia Jax On How Being Different Has Worked For Her:
I feel like being so different in the WWE in the women’s division — it’s been an actual incredibly positive thing. Young girls and boys all over get to see different kind of women in the spotlight.
Nia Jax On Being Ronda Rousey’s First Singles Opponent:
When I got tasked with being her first real singles match, at first I was like ‘Are you sure?’’ Then I sat back and was like, ‘This is such a huge honor.’
Alexa Bliss Gives Credit To The Women Of The Past:
If it weren’t for the 30-second matches, [if] it wasn’t for the Divas era, if it weren’t for any of that, we wouldn’t have the revolution, and Evolution we have today and now, our women are having opportunities that you would never expect a woman to have.
Charlotte Flair On The Bellas & The Divas Era:
I knew I was athletic enough and the women were athletic, but they were so put together and so beautiful and they were Divas, so I just never saw myself in that light, but, now, fast forward to where we are today, I think the message is: ‘You can still be bad-ass and a diva at the same time and that’s what it’s all about.’ The Divas Championship is very much important of our history and those women fought just as hard as we do today. It’s just over time, the WWE universe wanted more for us, and finally WWE listened. And it takes time. Change takes time.
Alexa Bliss On Women Main Eventing WrestleMania:
I feel like our women could have even main event WrestleMania. I truly, truly feel that, and I don’t think it’s that far off.
Bayley On Women Main Eventing WrestleMania:
We all want a main event WrestleMania and I don’t think we’re too far from it. I believe we will some time soon. [I hope women’s success will] become a normal thing where it’s not a big deal like ‘the first ever’ — it’s just going to become a normal thing and that’s all what we really want.
Flair On Women Main Eventing WrestleMania:
I have no doubt in my mind if it doesn’t happen this year or the next year it’ll happen in a few years because the women have gone from eye candy to secondary storylines to major feature and faces of this company. That’s where I think we’re headed.
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