Paige Talks About Her Different Characters In WWE, Pushing for the Team PCB Split, WrestleMania 32
– Paige recently spoke with Eric Goldman of IGN to promote the return of WWE Total Divas. The full interview can be found at this link. Below are highlights:
IGN: It’s an interesting time with WWE. You’re able to show these different sides of yourselves and show what the non in-ring persona is. Last summer, you were appearing on WWE’s regular weekly programming and Total Divas and Tough Enough, all as very different facets of yourself.
Paige: It’s really cool because Tough Enough, I had to stay in character but could show a little bit of myself as well. WWE, I’m just full-on Paige, my in-ring character. Total Divas is where I can completely be myself and be my lunatic, weird person. It’s cool but you have to switch on and off to all the different things. because Total Divas could be filming at Tough Enough. We went from RAW, where I was completely my character all the way, to Tough Enough, where I can be half character, half me, and then Total Divas is filming, so I have to be completely Paige, my outside self. It was very random but I learned quickly how to switch between the different characters. It’s kind of wild.
IGN: Obviously the PCB era is over for now but was that fun for you as those people came up from NXT – that you got to align with them for a while?
Paige: I loved it. I love all the girls that came up and they all deserved it and are amazing athletes. It was fun. Our team had to break up at some point and you needed someone a little bit edgier to shake things up. I definitely pitched to shake things up and break the group up a little bit. [Laughs] My character is one that doesn’t really play well with others anyway when we’re inside the WWE ring, so what better way to do it then have me screw them over again? It was definitely fun and now I get to work with them on opposite corners.
IGN: We’re on the road to WrestleMania now and it’s a little too early to know how everything will fall into place but are you excited just for the possibilities for yourself and the Divas in general, as we head toward WrestleMania?
Paige: Yeah, obviously we don’t know what’s going on right now but hopefully all of us get to be involved in some sense. Because WrestleMania is such a big deal for our company and for the world, really. It’s one of the biggest shows of the year. I hope we get to be a part of it. I’d be sad if we didn’t.
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