The following are highlights from a recent Chad Dukes Wrestling Show interview with current WWE Diva Kaitlyn:
On Total Divas: “I think it’s such a great thing for the WWE in general because like you said, it brings people that don’t normally watch, aren’t typically wrestling fans, aren’t sports entertainment fans, people that would just watch the E! network, and it kind of gives us like a broader demographic, and opens up our world to people.
“Also, people that are fans get a chance to see inside and how things work. It definitely blurs the lines of what’s reality and what’s entertainment, sometimes even for me. I didn’t really understand the concept of how this whole divas thing was gonna go down, it’s definitely very, it’s hard to get used to. You know we’re always on camera anyways on TV days and stuff, but there’s like extra cameras, E! cameras, following these girls around everywhere and sometimes it’s a little bit intrusive.
“Though, you know I found out stuff about pixelating, its extensive and time-consuming. So if you don’t want to be on camera, you just throw up a couple of gang signs, or you know something that they might have to pixelate and then boom, you don’t have to worry about being on the show. In all seriousness, it’s a really great concept bringing all kinds of
new fans into our world”
On live-tweeting during RAW: “They (WWE) definitely encourage us to get out there on social media in all avenues. When I’m not on the show and I’m just backstage and I wanna be involved it’s a great way to interact with fans and kind of express our opinions of the show and our reactions and stuff like that. They don’t encourage all the things that we say but it’s our opinions and it’s a lot of fun.”
On dream opponents: “Probably Beth Phoenix if Beth ever came back. I had a couple of chances to work Beth before she retired; she helped me a lot in my career when I first started because I’d be on TV with no experience. There’s a lot of girls that helped me out along the way, AJ was one of them. I had always really, really wanted a chance to have a feud with her because we were such great friends for a long time and she taught me so much early on in my career and helped me through a lot of stuff. So that would be like a dream come true and hopefully the Chickbusters can reunite one day.
On the life and death of Cody Rhodes’ infamous mustache: “Honestly, from the moment that I first saw it…so Cody he had an injury and I didn’t see him for several weeks, he showed back up, he made a big comeback backstage, he showed up at work wearing some kind of completely out of character, like a white suit and some kind of weird white fedora and just had this creepy pencil thin mustache. And we were like, ‘Is that Cody’s evil twin,’ and Cody is the evil one so we were like, ‘Is that Cody’s good twin?’
“Slowly I was so impressed with his mustache and he kept it and it kept getting more and more character. We would be backstage or I’d be watching the matches and all of the sudden you’d hear ‘Cody’s mustache,’ an actual chant. I’m gonna come clean I actually started some of those chants, like from the corner. So I just had this love affair with his mustache, just only his mustache, the rest of him you know, give or take.
“Then it was so funny because as time went on he would have to trim it and do all that stuff and he wasn’t very good at it. So he would trim one side and then it would be a little shorter than the other side. He’d have to trim up the other side and it kept getting smaller and smaller and smaller and dangerously close to a Charlie Chaplin mustache. So when he finally shaved it off it was really sad, it was like the end of an era. I don’t know maybe he’ll bust out a soul patch.”
Check out the complete interview online at ChadDukesWrestlingShow.com.
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