WWE star Paige was recently interviewed by the Variety Playback podcast to talk about several professional wrestling topics. Paige discussed her ‘Fighting With My Family’ biopic, a possible sequel, if the success surprised her, and her thoughts on the rumored WrestleMania 35 main event. Here are the highlights:
If the film’s success surprised her: “I never thought it would blow up the way it has. I like that it opens up doors for other people that aren’t wrestling fans and have no idea who me and my family are, they get to see this young girl and her struggle to get to her dreams. I think it resonates with a lot of people. Everyone in their life has felt like an underdog or felt insecure. Some people have come from humble beginnings and have just been chasing this dream.”
Possible sequel: “I look at the movie and I’m looking at this girl and my story and seeing me chasing this dream and then becoming Divas champion, and then all of a sudden a [women’s wrestling] revolution is starting — it’s very surreal because it’s like, “Well, damn, I’m not doing that anymore.” If people see a sequel, it would be a pretty interesting sequel, I’ll tell you that! If there was one, they would see I didn’t fail.”
The rumored WrestleMania 35 main event: “I think the girls are killing it. They’re stealing the show every Raw and SmackDown. You tune in to watch the females at this point, especially Becky. I mean, she is incredible. I’ve known her since I was like 12 years old and she’s really had a spark lit under her butt.
“She’s doing amazing things … I like the story and dynamic of where they’re going with Charlotte being Vince [McMahon]’s, like, princess who gets anything she wants. Then you have Becky, who is like the Stone Cold [Steve Austin-type], who’s against all authority and does her own thing.
“And obviously you’ve got Ronda, who’s the champ. So it’s just a great dynamic with the three.”