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NXT women’s coach Sara Del Rey on WWE putting more focus on women’s wrestling

Sara Del Rey, Charlotte, and other NXT stars spoke with VICE recently about the WWE Performance Center as well as NXT. Here are the highlights:

Del Rey on getting her start in the business and in WWE: “Daniel Bryan trained me a long time ago. That’s how I got my foot in the door. Training has always been my one true passion; it’s what I really love about pro wrestling. I thought I had unique experiences and perspectives to share with the women in NXT. WWE agreed, and here I am.”

Banks on Divas feeling the pressure of attention being on them now: Do we feel the pressure? In a way, yes. Everyone is talking about us right now. But we’re doing what we love, and when you’re doing what you love it comes easy. We’re putting our heart out there, and the fans appreciate that. I believe that we’re defining and changing women’s wrestling. I hope little girls watch us and say ‘Wow, I want to be a diva in the WWE because of these NXT girls.’

Sasha Banks on Del Rey’s help with the NXT Takeover: Rival match: “Sara wanted us to go out there and steal the show. To come backstage afterward and see how proud she was… I’m getting emotional right now just thinking about it. It just shows how much we care, how much we love this.”

Triple H was quoted in the article, “She’s great with the women, she can relate to the women wonderfully, but she’s more than that. It’s the same when I bring her up to the main roster; I’m not doing that so she can just work with the women, I’m doing that so she can be a road agent. It’s irrelevant to me that’s she’s a woman. What matters is that she can do her job extremely well.”

You can read the entire interview here.

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