WWE has a lot of very promising performers on their NXT roster. Shotzi Blackheart signed with WWE after a long stint on the indies and an even shorter tenure in Impact Wrestling. Now she is a WWE Superstar of tomorrow.
Blackheart and Tegan Nox were unable to defeat Sasha Banks and Bayley this week on NXT, but she certainly made an impression. That will likely be just one in a long list of big moments for Blackheart’s career.
While speaking to Sports Illustrated, Blackheart commented on her transition from the indies to WWE. She was told that they would change her, but that didn’t seem to be the case.
“Deep down, within me, I had a feeling they weren’t going to rebrand me. I feel like, you just can’t. I’m just too loud. You can’t contain me too much. I did get told by a lot of people, ‘Oh man, you’re going to have to change your name, you’re going to have to change your gimmick. You won’t be able to do this or do that.’ So it was great to come here and learn that everyone was on-board with what I already had going on. I’d already done it on the indies, and it was working, so why mess with it?”
She then revealed that if WWE had her change up her name then Shotzi had another one in mind. She liked the name Christine Fury. That would be an ode to the demon car Christine from Stephen King’s classic story.
“I always thought I could come out and be Christine Fury, an ode to one of my favorite movies, Christine. She’s a demon car named Christine and she’s a Plymouth Fury.”
WWE obviously realized that Shotzi Blackheart just fit her persona too much. They wanted her character, including the tank she drives to the ring.
Shotzi Blackhead is likely going to receive a lot of opportunities in WWE. Let’s see how long it takes before Blackheart is on the top of NXT women’s division.