Maxxine Dupri, a standout on WWE’s main roster, transitioned from a manager to an in-ring competitor with impressive growth in the Alpha Academy. However, she recently faced heavy boos at a live event and expressed dissatisfaction with the scrutiny she receives.

Maxxine Dupri receiving boos at a recent WWE live event is sparking debates among fans on whether the negative reaction is justified, considering her limited experience in the wrestling business.

WWE Superstars Zelina Vega and Rhea Ripley came to her aid amidst this massive controversy. In an interview on the Lightweights Podcast with Joe Vulpis, Maxxine Dupri discussed whether she feels under more scrutiny than the average superstar. She acknowledged receiving grace for learning on live TV but also mentioned a perceived pressure due to the talent pool of women in WWE and beyond.

“I think yes and no. I think at times, people have really given me a lot of grace because I’m learning on live TV, and thankfully, with my character, that’s been said, so people are aware that these are my first reps. My first time performing in front of a crowd have been on Monday Night Raw. So I think on that level, people have given me a lot of grace. I think on the other hand, and maybe this is in my head, this is just how l feel, I feel like we have so many talented women. Not only on SmackDown, Raw, but NXT, developmental, people wrestling on the independent scene.”


”So I think there’s also this level of, ‘Okay, so this girl’s getting a shot who maybe is or is not quite as ready as people feel I should be.’ So I think that adds a level of scrutiny. But I think for me, it’s an added level of pressure, but it’s also, I want to make those people proud that aren’t getting an opportunity. I’m so grateful for every opportunity. I’m grateful to be thrown into the deep end. Obviously, it’s scary, and obviously, it sucks when you get scrutiny for things where it’s like, I really am doing my best, I’m training as hard as I can, I’m trying to get better every time. But I’m not perfect. I am human, and this is my first time doing this stuff, so there is gonna be times where I do things that people aren’t gonna love, or that I’m not gonna love when I watch back.

Despite the added scrutiny, Dupri expressed gratitude for opportunities, a commitment to improvement, and a desire to make those without opportunities proud. She acknowledged the challenges of being a perfectionist and a people-pleaser in the demanding world of professional wrestling.

”Believe me, I’m watching it back too, like why did I do that? I don’t know. [Laughs] I’m trying to figure it out, like I get it. So I do think it adds that level of scrutiny, but I also think I’m a perfectionist, I’m a people-pleaser, so it’s just hard for me sometimes. I want to be better than anyone could ever could imagine I could be.”

A WWE talent also backed fans’ right to boo Maxxine Dupri. Nevertheless, we hope she does end up getting better so that she doesn’t get booed like this again.

Do you feel fans were too harsh on Maxxine Dupri or she should simply focus on getting better to avoid getting booed in the future? Letu sk now in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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