Shotzi Blackheart has opened up about her origins in professional wrestling and who was responsible for her getting into the industry.
Originally not a huge fan of the business, Blackheart was turned onto the possibility of a career inside the squared circle by her brother and a group of wrestlers whose leader is now one of the hottest properties on Monday Night Raw.
Talking to Lilian Garcia on her Chasing Glory Podcast, the unique talent noted how seeing Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family on television inspired her to lace up her boots and boost the ignition on her tank:
“Well, I was never a huge fan of wrestling. Like, my brother was super into it and I would watch it when he did, or like, play the video games with him. But after leaving L.A. and moving back home, me and my sister were watching Monday Night RAW one day, and my sister was like, ‘Man, I want to be a valet for these guys.’ And I think it was The Wyatt Family on TV, and I was like, ‘Girl, we should be a tag team.’ And she was down for it, but I was the only one who pursued it.”
Blackheart’s journey has taken her through WWE Tough Enough, to the indies where became a huge sensation and finally to NXT where the green haired gladiator recently hosted the brand’s re-launch of Halloween Havoc.
However, now Blackheart has a bigger task at hand. After her tank was crushed at the hands of Candice LeRae and Ghostface – Indi Hartwell – in revenge for costing ‘The Poison Pixie’ the NXT Women’s Championship, Blackheart will captain her own team of warriors against her foe on December 6.
Though her squad for NXT TakeOver: WarGames is not yet full with only Ember Moon a confirmed addition, it is believed that Rhea Ripley and NXT Women’s Champion Io Shirai will stand by her side to battle LeRae, Dakota Kai, Toni Storm and Raquel Gonzalez.
Credit for the interview: Chasing Glory
h/t for the interview: Wrestling Inc.