Raquel Rodriguez was one of the highlights of NXT television where she went on to become the NXT Women’s Champion. She helped mould the women’s division in the developmental brand as well. Rodriguez also had trouble staying serious while training in WWE.

She was eventually called up to the main roster on Friday Night SmackDown. Before that, her name was changed as well. This is something she tried to fight against as well.

While speaking on Ryan Satin’s Out Of Character podcast, Raquel Rodriguez revealed that she had trouble staying serious while training at the WWE Performance Center.

“When I first started at the Performance Center, they could not get me to stop smiling and I’m supposed to be this big and tall and intimidating character and that was my biggest struggle really was trying to stay serious when you’re just having fun and that’s what it was and it always has been to me is I’m out there, I’m doing something I love, I’m having fun doing it, I’m doing it with my friends, why wouldn’t you wanna smile? Right?


Rodriguez’s finisher’s name was recently changed for being too vulgar as well. It remains to be seen what the company will have planned for the young star. Fans simply want her to make a huge impact on the main roster.

H/T – Post Wrestling

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