The official New England Patriots website recently profiled WWE NXT Superstar and former Patriots cheerleader Carmella. She spoke about trying out for WWE and more. Here are the highlights.
On trying out for WWE:
“I never thought it was something I could even do. I never thought it was a possibility. I never thought it was something I could train for and do. I thought, ‘Oh my god, what a challenge.’ I had 10 tryouts and kept making the cut, and I found myself in the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and I’ve been there for two and a half years.”
On having no wrestling experience before joining the company:
“[The thing I’ve learned about myself is] probably just the fact that anything I can put my mind to, I can do. I really wasn’t sure when I started. I’m very confident in my ability to learn, but every time I’m in the ring, I can’t believe the things I can do and that I’ve learned. It’s been really crazy. I see a move and it looks so hard and then I can do it. The coolest thing I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter how long it takes me, I’ll do it over and over until I get it.”
Carmella also talked about her time as a cheerleader and more. You can read the entire interview here.