During a recent interview with the South Bend Tribune, Izzi Dame commented on making her live WWE NXT TV debut last month in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament and her future goals.
You can check out some highlights from the interview below:
On making her debut on live TV a year after starting training: “That was a full-circle moment. It was pretty awesome. I’m not a crier; I try hard to be professional. But when they told me, tears started coming out of my eyes. They saw something in me, which is awesome.”
On her debut match in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament: “It was definitely a whirlwind of emotions. Luckily, I did have a couple Level Ups under my belt, so not much changes between the two — one’s just live and one’s pre-recorded. As far as the environment, the crowd, the cameras — that was all the same, so I felt very comfortable. The woman I worked with actually came in with me at the same time, so it couldn’t have been a better circumstance.”
On how WWE first contacted her: “I got a very sketchy Instagram DM – I thought it was a scam – from WWE. I was like, ‘There’s no way these people are reaching out to me.’ I told my family, and they were like, ‘Franki, there’s no way. You’re a volleyball player. Just keep going about your business.’”
On her WWE tryout: “That was an incredible experience. It was really the first time having a bunch of cameras in my face, newspapers, press people, etc., and it was really amazing. Right then and there, I knew I was born for that.”
On the WWE NIL program: “It makes the whole transition so much easier knowing that you’re not the only one who has no clue what’s going on. Luckily, I came in with 15 other people who had absolutely no idea what we were doing every day. I got to learn and grow and build connections with these people, and it really made the transition so much smoother.”
On her current goal: “Getting my own storyline. Not just being a player in someone else’s storyline, but making an impact on this division as a strong, power player. It’s so competitive, but I think there’s not many big, tall women like me here. I think that’s what differentiates me because there’s not a lot of people my size. I’m looking forward to bringing that in and starting my own storylines. Hopefully I can get a championship title one of these days.”
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Izzi Dame, a rising star in the world of professional wrestling, recently made her live WWE NXT TV debut in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. In a recent interview with the South Bend Tribune, Dame shared her thoughts on this milestone and her future goals.
Dame expressed her excitement about making her debut on live TV just a year after starting her training. She described it as a full-circle moment and was overwhelmed with joy when she received the news. She also mentioned that she tries to be professional and not cry, but tears of happiness couldn’t help but flow from her eyes. Dame feels grateful that WWE saw something in her and gave her this opportunity.
Reflecting on her debut match in the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament, Dame described it as a whirlwind of emotions. However, she felt comfortable in the environment as she had already gained experience through previous matches. She also mentioned that the woman she worked with in the tournament started training at the same time as her, which made the experience even better.
When asked about how WWE first contacted her, Dame revealed that she initially thought it was a scam when she received a sketchy Instagram direct message. She couldn’t believe that WWE was reaching out to her, considering she was a volleyball player. However, after discussing it with her family, she realized it was a genuine opportunity and decided to pursue it.
Dame also shared her experience of attending a WWE tryout, which she described as incredible. It was the first time she had cameras, newspapers, and press people surrounding her, but she felt at home in that environment. She knew right then and there that she was born for the world of professional wrestling.
Discussing the WWE NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) program, Dame expressed how it made the transition into WWE much smoother. She joined the program with 15 other individuals who were also new to the industry, and they all supported and learned from each other. Building connections with her fellow trainees helped her grow and adapt to the new environment.
As for her current goal, Dame aspires to have her own storyline in WWE. She wants to make an impact on the division as a strong and powerful player, rather than just being a part of someone else’s storyline. She believes that her size sets her apart from others in the division and hopes to bring something unique to the table. Ultimately, she dreams of winning a championship title one day.
In conclusion, Izzi Dame’s journey in WWE has been nothing short of remarkable. From receiving a surprising message on Instagram to making her live TV debut, she has shown determination and passion for the sport. With her sights set on creating her own storyline and making a mark in the division, Dame is poised to become a force to be reckoned with in professional wrestling.