NXT superstar Tiffany Stratton was recently interviewed on Busted Open Radio, where she discussed a number of topics. Among them were her routine at the Performance Center, where she needs to improve, moving up to the main roster, and more.
Below are some highlights from the interview:
On her training routine at the WWE Performance Center when she began:
“The schedule is definitely very hard to get accustomed to. It was nothing like any other. Luckily, I had a little bit of wrestling experience and I was taught how to act, like the basic wrestling rules, so I knew what I was getting myself into. When you’re newer, you have a little bit of a crazier schedule. You’re training, I think like four times a week. It’s only four times because Tuesdays we have TV. Sometimes they would make you come in on Tuesdays and have a training session. Training started at 8:30 AM and we’d go until 1030 or 1130. Let me tell you, bumping that early in the morning sucks. After that, we would go to gym class where we’d lift. After that we would do a promo class or like an acting class, something along those terms and it was every day. When you’re newer, it’s kind of a mandatory thing, like an unwritten rule that you have to go to open ring and you have to keep on working.”
On what Stratton feels needs improvement in her craft:
“I think I have every single component that it takes to become a superstar. I think in the ring, I lack with my selling and my psychology. I think that’s where I need to improve, and quickly.”
On if Stratton will be called up to the main roster in the upcoming draft:
“I’m not sure. That’s a good question. I definitely think for my career, I would like to stay in NXT a little longer and hone in on my wrestling skills before getting called up. But if I do get the call-up, I’m ready. I will make the most of it. I will rise to the occasion, and yeah, I’ll be ready.”
They also discuss if she will win the NXT Women’s Championship at Spring Breakin’ and more.
[h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription]