NXT UK Superstar and Mae Young Classic tournament winner Toni Storm recently spoke to Sports Bible on a number of interesting topics. We’ve already covered some of them here, though Storm also went into detail about her wrestling heroes and what her goals as a WWE Superstar are.
Storm is asked which member of the NXT roster in US branch of NXT she would want to face if given the chance.
“There’s so many! I’ve already faced Kairi Sane; I’ve already faced Shayna Baszler. I would love to step in there with the likes of Deonna Purrazzo, a very good friend of mine. I faced her in Japan, but I would like to see where she’s at now and see how far I can push myself. Bianca Blair, very incredible and very strong. Don’t know how I would do it, but I would find a way! I would say those two for now.”
Storm is asked if any wrestlers inspired her- to which she confirmed stars like Mickie James, Trish Stratus, and Alundra Blayze inspired her to want to wrestle.
“Mickie James has always been a big one. And then, obviously, you got Trish Stratus, who I recently got to meet at Evolution and it was ridiculous as an interview where you can see I am shaking with fear and freaking out and it was the most incredible, surreal experience of my life. She was a big, big influence for me. Alundra Blayze as well, who I have met a few times. It’s crazy because I grew up inspired to be just like these women and now I kind of brush past them in the hallways of a locker room. It’s just incredible.”
Given the women in WWE have progressed so much over the past few years, Storm is asked what the next goal is for the female wrestlers.
“You know what? Women are gonna headline WrestleMania. There’s no doubt about it. That’s gonna to happen.
“Maybe next year, maybe the year after — who knows? The universe is gonna have one way of working it out, whether it’s next year, the year after. It’s gonna work out, it’s gonna happen and it’s been my dream so clearly since I was a young child, so it’s definitely gonna happen because I’ve already envisioned it. It’s definitely gonna happen.
“One day I’m going to headline WrestleMania!”
Who would you like to see Storm face in NXT, on RAW, and on SmackDown Live? Do you think women will headline WrestleMania 35? Let us know your thoughts, opinions, and reactions in those comments below.
With H/T to Sports Bible for the transcription.