Paige: ‘I Wanted to Manage Ronda Rousey!’


In a new interview with Uproxx, WWE personality Paige reveals that she had pitched an idea to manage Ronda Rousey as a singles competitor and discusses what it was like to have the actress who plays Cersei Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones play her mother in the movie Fighting With My Family. Below are some highlights.

Paige on her non-wrestling role in WWE:

“I love my non-wrestling role that I have. I mean obviously, my first passion was to be an actual wrestler, but obviously I can’t change that, and there’s no point dwelling about it. So now I do love my part, but it obviously opens up other doors to other things. The acting career, and things like that. All these doors that are open to me, which I’m excited about.”

Paige talks wanting to manage Ronda Rousey:

“It wasn’t going to be that specific tag team, but I was always pitching the idea of managing someone, even if it was Ronda Rousey, or Asuka by herself. You know, because the thing is with Asuka and Kairi, it’s just that their English isn’t too great right now. They’re incredible wrestlers, like the best wrestlers that I feel like we have, but sometimes you need to have the talking on the microphone, as much as people think we don’t need it, we do. So I pitched the idea to Asuka, but then Paul Heyman called me and said that pretty much I was going to be the female version of him, but with these two instead, and I was super-excited about it. Slowly but surely we’re creating a really cool bond between the three of us. I know it looks kind of weird at first, you know, the dynamic of having this pale goth chick and then these beautiful Japanese wrestlers who are very colorful and vibrant like unicorns. So the dynamic is very strange, but I think as the weeks go on people are really going to fall in love with it.”

Paige talks Cersei Lannister from Game of Thrones playing her mother in her biopic:

“I know! That’s the thing, my Mom has never really watched a lot of TV, so when I was like’“Oh my god, Mom, Lena Headey is going to be playing you! It’s insane’” she was just like ‘I don’t know who that is!’ I was like, oh my god, she’s only one of the biggest stars we have right now in the freaking world. You know, especially now that Game of Thrones came out again. And she’s so similar to my Mom anyway, like in real life. They’re very similar. And then when she has the wig and all the gimmicks on, she looks just like my mom! Like, just like her.”

To read the full interview, click here.

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