In an exclusive WrestlingNews.co interview, Paola Mayfield spoke with Samira K. about the NWA, wanting to wrestle Eva Marie, her friendship with Mickie James and more.
Scroll down for the full interview. Here are some transcribed highlights:
Paola on working with Mickie James:
“When she talked to me and told me about this opportunity, I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe that someone like her, this icon, is calling me and inviting me to be part of this Empowered event. I was like, of course, you control yourself, but inside of me I have these butterflies. Like, ‘Oh my gosh. I can’t believe it. This is such a great opportunity. The fact that she’s believing in me means a lot that you can see that I really want to show someone who really wants to go big on this wrestling. Yes, we got to have lunch together. We have so many good ideas and things that eventually we can do, so much more in the future. She’s such an amazing person. I’m so grateful that I got to meet her.”
Paola got into wrestling after watching the movie, “Fighting with my Family”, starring Paige:
“I haven’t got to meet her, but if I do, I would tell her thank you so much for showing me this amazing, I feel like it’s a different culture. It is such a different world and I’m happy that I watched that movie because I was like, I got to get into this world. I’m very excited and if she allows me, I would give her a hug.”
Paola on who she would like to face outside of the NWA:
"I would love to face Eva Marie. I've been thinking about it. I would like to have an amazing match with Becky Lynch. I feel like she's an amazing wrestler but at this point I would like to kind of like face Eva Marie. I don't know, I want to see her skills in the ring. I haven't seen much about her in the ring so I feel like it would be a really cool match with her..."
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