During a recent appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour podcast, American Top Team Member Kayla Harrison revealed that she wasn’t interested in joining Dan Lambert, Junior Dos Santos, Paige VanZant and others on AEW Dynamite.
During the podcast, Harrison noted that she’s not a fan of pro wrestling and had no interest in participating. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On why she’s not interested in pro wrestling: “It would just be too easy, don’t you think? There are levels and we would just be on a different level. That’s why I’m not interested. Because, what’s the fun in that? I want an actual challenge. Going and beating up people who hang out in their mom’s basement is like, ‘cool.’ I would beat up all the guys on those rosters, 100%. I know everyone’s like, ‘Oh, girls can’t beat up guys.’ Chris Jericho? I would eat him for breakfast. Are you kidding me? That old, washed-up has-been, are you kidding me? I would grab him by his hair and throw him around. I could do that. No problem. It wouldn’t even be a work, it would be real. That’s what I’m saying.”
On WWE approaching her in 2016: “[WWE] actually reached out to me after the 2016 Olympics. There are two things I didn’t like. Number one, I would have to be on the road for four days a week. There’s a lot of travel. Number two, you’re not in control of the script, so they would get to decide whether I was a good guy or a bad guy. So I decided, ‘Eh, I will just be me.’