By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE Mae Young Classic finalist Toni Storm spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News about the launch of NXT UK. “There’s so many great guys and girls there and we’ve put on killer shows,” Storm said. “It’s so underrated. The British talent is so incredibly underrated and it’s all come from everyone’s own creativity and hard work and passion. We thought a year ago the UK was at its best and now we have an NXT division. Of course, it was always worthy of it, but we never thought we’d be able to have that and now we do and so many good guys and girls are getting opportunities now that we never thought we could.”
Storm also spoke about the experience of being in the ring against men and women during her career. “The guys, I think they helped me in terms of toughening up because they are stronger, but the girls are a hell of a lot more vicious,” she said. “They were a lot more rough than the guys. I remember getting frustrated when I was younger because a lot of the guys, some of them didn’t want to wrestle a girl and said, ‘I don’t want to hurt her.’ I was like, ‘No, treat me like a wrestler! Treat me the same!’ I was really big on equality even at 13.” Read the full piece at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: An interesting interview in that Storm talks about getting her start in wrestling at just age 13. Yes, at age 23 she is already a ten-year veteran. She will be competing in the finals of the Mae Young Classic on Sunday at WWE Evolution.
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