Emma first spoke about why the Emmalina gimmick never worked.
“I wish I had more to say [regarding the character]. I don’t know, I guess there was an idea to it and then they kind of realized along the way that it wasn’t for me at all. I am not a Diva. I am not like that at all, and I just want to wrestle so I think they realized that along the way and said that let’s just have her become Emma, to be herself and be able to bring that back around.”
She continued, explaining why she is comfortable with the original badass character she had.
“I’m comfortable doing [Emma]. In real life I am a bit of a smart-ass, a bit sarcastic, I like to have fun and joke around, but I also love to wrestle, so I believe it was a combination of everything and it just came out in that character; just move out of the way and let me wrestle.”
Emma gave her thoughts on being back on the independent circuit. Under her real name, Emma debuted in ROH as a participant in a tournament to crown the inaugural ROH Women’s Champion.
“I’ve been real lucky. A ton of emails came in and just been getting so much support; it’s been really amazing. I’m excited because coming off the Women’s Revolution and everything being such a great time for women empowerment, yeah so the schedule is booked crazy solid, basically how far ahead people book shows. I’m going to able to travel down everywhere; in America, some overseas tour, in Canada and finally be able to meet all of my fans on the independent scene, it’s going to be awesome.”
Finally, Emma explained how she has been feeling now that she is back on the indie scene.
“That is what is making me so nervous because it’s been literally about 6 years since I have worked on the independent circuit. There is that freedom now of being in control and not worrying about time on the TV and limitations and characters, storylines as much; just being able to go out there to wrestle and enjoy it.”
With H/T to Dodric Sam of WrestlingInc for the transcription.
You can check the debut and only appearance of Emmalina on ‘Raw’ below.
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