Lexie Fyfe Talks Vince McMahon’s Intensity, Playing Hillary Clinton on RAW
Independent wrestler Lexie Fyfe, who famously played Hillary Clinton in WWE during the Clinton/Obama skit, joined VOC Nation’s In the Room podcast to discuss how women’s wrestling has evolved over the years. Check out some highlights from the conversation below:
On the legitimacy of women’s wrestling evolving:
WWE definitely has a better view of women’s wrestling now and they’re definitely pushing it. When you talk about real wrestling fans, I think women have always had a little bit more respect. But mainstream fans are giving more respect to the women now, we’re definitely getting longer matches and more high profile matches. In that way, I think the women today kind of have it lucky. I’m almost a tiny bit jealous.
On never getting a good push for a large promotion like WWE:
When I was doing some extra work with WWE, it was a lot during the Attitude era. There was a little part of me that really didn’t want to be a part of that. I didn’t want to do gravy belt matches, bra and panty matches, evening gown matches, that stuff wasn’t me. So I would say that if I was coming up now, my focus would be more on getting a job with the bigger companies because they don’t treat women like that anymore and I would be comfortable with the situation. I’m not saying that I didn’t have aspirations to be in WWE or even WCW back then; I did do some tryouts and things like that, but I didn’t keep putting my face there all the time. I did have that hesitation of, ‘do I really want to be part of this or do I not?’ and I was having so much fun on the indies that it ended up turning out good for me that way.
On portraying Hillary Clinton on RAW:
At that point in time, getting a contract with them wasn’t a priority of mine. When they called me and talked to me about doing it, they kept saying ‘well you never know where this will lead.’ I told them straight out that I didn’t want a contract, I didn’t want to be on the road, I’m glad to come up and do this one job for you but I’m not looking for a contract. It was really fun and it was extremely scary to be honest. That was Vince McMahon’s baby, that was his project, that was his idea. So he was there through everything. He was standing on the outside of the ring when we did our speech beforehand, when we were practicing and trying to get the wording right, it was very intense, It was cool, and I had a good time. I got paid. It got on mainstream media and all the stuff, and it made Vince McMahon happy.
On being around Vince McMahon in general:
He’s a very intense person. He was very polite and very nice to us, and there was no tense-ness there, but he’s a very intense person. When you’re there with him you have to be in the moment and you have to be listening, because things change very rapidly.
You can listen to the entire interview below.