WWE star and former NXT ladies’s champion Raquel Gonzalez was the most recent visitor on Busted Open Radio to debate her essential roster call-up, and whether or not it was troublesome for her to say goodbye to the NXT model after being there for practically three years. Highlights from the interview could be discovered beneath.
Says she is attempting to smile extra whereas on the primary roster:
“After I first began on the PC, a whole lot of the coaches like Matt Bloom all the time obtained mad at me for continually strolling across the PC, no cameras, and we’re smiling. He’s like, ‘You need to learn to cease smiling. You gotta cease smiling and be intimidating.’ I get so enthusiastic about being on this place as a result of it’s one thing I all the time wished and I sacrificed and labored arduous for. I can’t assist however smile. Coming as much as SmackDown, I used to be absolutely prepared to not smile and be this intimidating dangerous mom trucker and put that on-screen, however the factor they requested from me was to smile. At this level, I really feel so comfy doing each. I can discuss to you, have a look at you, and smile and let you know how excited I’m, however I undoubtedly suppose that should you say something that’s towards what I consider, I’ll bust by way of the display screen and I’ll discover you.”
Her ideas on getting known as as much as the primary roster:
“It was thrilling, relieving, loopy, each emotion you possibly can consider. I’ve been on the PC since late 2016 and have been coaching. I didn’t have my debut till 2020 with Dakota Kai. It’s been a protracted journey for me. I did school basketball earlier than that and looking for my method again into this world that I wished to be part of a lot as a result of my father was a wrestler as effectively, I’m a second-generation wrestler, it was one thing that felt like a very long time coming, but it surely was rapidly squashed as a result of I do know this isn’t a second to settle or cease working arduous. It is a second to maintain proving myself and show to everybody that I do belong on Friday Night time SmackDown.”
Whether or not it was troublesome for her depart NXT:
“It’s undoubtedly arduous and that’s why after I obtained the telephone name, I used to be like, ‘Alright, I can have fun now for these couple of seconds, however I do know this isn’t going to final and I’ve a whole lot of work to place in.’ Every little thing I did in NXT, I’m carrying over with me. It was a journey, psychological and bodily, of changing into the celebrity that I do know I’m able to being. That’s one thing I wish to show and present at SmackDown. I do know everybody has been by way of the identical journey of whenever you get the decision up and it’s a must to, in a way, begin over or adjustments are made, however I’m absolutely open to all of that and am committing to no matter field or categorization they wish to put me in, I’m prepared to interrupt out of that and present them what I can do and that’s carry out.”
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)