That’s quite a glowing interview. Naomi has risen up the WWE charts over the last year or so, going from a glorified roster filler to the two time “Smackdown Live” Women’s Champion. She even got to win the title back in her hometown of Orlando, Florida at “Wrestlemania XXXIII”. Now she’s getting some extra attention, which includes a series of interviews.

One such interview was a recent one with, during which Naomi spoke about her rise to the top of the division and the various issues she’s had to deal with along the way. This also includes her development of the Feel the Glow gimmick, which has helped her reach new heights in her career, as well as her reality TV career. Here are some highlights:

On How it Felt to Win the Title Back in Orlando

“The best way I can describe it is fulfilling. Since 2009 this is a vision I’ve always had of myself, at some point in my career, having the title. I didn’t think it would take me just about eight years to get it, but I think going through that journey and struggle makes it so much better and meaningful to myself and the fans, because it was such a long haul. I appreciate it all. I wouldn’t have been as prepared as I am now had I not gone through all of those struggle through my career, through injuries, through different phases and characters and storylines. I’m on cloud nine right now, living my dream. I’m just happy to be champion, and I’m ready to show what I can do as a champion.”

On Her Upcoming Nickelodeon Show

“Oh, man. I can’t speak on it yet, but it’s definitely a fun show, a kid-friendly show. We went out there and filmed it for four days, and it was a lot of fun. You guys will be seeing that in November, I believe.”

And on What the Women’s Money in the Bank Match Means

I’m so proud of our division. I am so happy that we have this moment and opportunity to make history. I wish so bad that I could have been in this match, because it’s a match that I always knew that, if we ever had a ladder match, I knew that I would be in that match. I was going to show out and kill it and do all of these crazy things that I would risk and do. But on the sweet side, I’m not in it because they’re coming after my title. It’s bittersweet that I’m not in the match but I’m happy for our women because we’ll show up and stand up like we always do. It’s just really cool to be part of history. This match will always be remembered. We have an amazing group of women to showcase in this match. I’m just excited for it and [to] see who will be my opponent.

You can read the full interview here.

Opinion: Naomi has grown on me a lot over the last year or so and a lot of that has to do with the Glow entrance. It may not make sense and it might be much more flash than actual substance but it certainly gets your attention, which is a lot more than you can say for several performers. She’s taken the time to improve herself and that’s one of the best things that anyone can do.

Naomi vs. Eva Marie: SmackDown Live, Aug. 16, 2016

Do you like the Glow entrance? Who do you think takes the title off Naomi? Let us know in the comments below.


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