Did you always see yourself becoming a wrestler?
“I did. I started watching when I was 9. I was a dancer at the time, heavily into it, but as soon as I got into wrestling, that was what I wanted to do. My parents and everyone thought it was a phase. I guess I never grew out of it and pursued it, because I couldn’t take my mind off it.”
What was it like packing everything up and moving from Australia? How’s the adjustment been to life in America?
“It hasn’t been too hard. It’s everything I’ve ever wanted, which makes it a little easier. The other thing that helps is that I’m here with my best friend, Jess McKay. Having her with me, I haven’t gotten homesick like I expected to. We keep each other grounded. It’s made everything a lot easier.”
How has everything been going at the WWE Performance Center so far?
“It’s been pretty cool, to say the least. It’s sort of insane coming here every day. I’m in awe that this is my life now. Back home, you sit at a desk, at a day job, but this is the place you dream of being. I walk through the doors of the PC every day, but I’m still in disbelief.”
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