Shotzi, who started her career in 2014, revealed during her appearance on “The RIP Tour” podcast that the Wyatt Family influenced her decision to enter the wrestling business.
The Wyatt Family, consisting of Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan, made their debut in 2012 in NXT. They later joined the main roster in 2013. Shotzi said,
“I watched a little bit with my brother growing up, but I was never a huge fan. I just never thought that someone as small as me could be a wrestler. I always thought you had to have the biggest muscles ever to be a wrestler. I was doing musical theater, I moved back home from going to musical theater college and dropped that dream. I started watching WWE again, and it was the Wyatt family that I was watching that got me into wrestling again. I thought they were so cool. Me and my sister wanted to be the female version of them. The rest is history. We talked about that, and I immediately went online, ‘How do you get into wrestling?’ I looked up schools near me and started training a few months later. I thank the Wyatt family for that. I was a theater kid. I was watching wrestling and was like, ‘this is aggressive theater.’ This is what I need to do.”