This Sunday at WWE Fast Lane, Paige will challenge Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship. To promote the match and event, the 22-year-old spoke to International Business Times about her first year in WWE, her fellow Divas, NXT and more.
Paige offered her thoughts on potentially holding the Divas Championship at her first WrestleMania.
“It’ll be my first WrestleMania. I think it would blow my mind just because this whole year has been absolutely incredible for me, so to make more history and become a three-time WWE Divas champion would be absolutely incredible. And then to take it into WrestleMania would be the cherry on top. So if I could do that, it would be my dream come true, basically,” Paige said.
Paige discussed how her character has evolved since her WWE debut and why she keeps it fresh.
“I like to keep changing and evolving character-wise, so it’s always nice to change it up. When I first came up I was like “Oh man, I can’t be this little, prissy babyface,” so it was kind of weird. And then turning heel was a blessing. I love it. I love being the bad guy. And I still get to act the same, but they cheer me now, so I like that. It kind of reminds me of Stone Cold, in that he could kind of keep his character and he could be either a heel or babyface, and that’s kind of what I’m trying to do right now. So I was a heel, and now I’m basically a heel that gets cheered,” said Paige.
Paige offered her thoughts on NXT Diva Charlotte, who may be promoted to the main WWE roster in the near future. “The Anti-Diva” feels Charlotte should spend more time in developmental, whereas NXT Divas Champion Sasha Banks is ready to go.
“She’s good. She’s still new, so I feel like at one point people want to see her, but they’re kind of rushing it,” said Paige. “I think she could do with some more time, but I still think Sasha Banks is the one that I personally want to come up and who I think is completely ready and the full package, boxed up and ready to go. I feel like she’d be absolutely perfect up here. Charlotte is good, but (needs) some more time.”