Paige on “Total Divas” debut, winning the WWE Divas Title

Scott Fishman of The Miami Herald is featuring an interview with WWE Diva Paige where she talks about being part of the new season of “Total Divas” starting on 1/4 and what it was like for her to win the WWE Divas Championship for the first time.

On being part of the new season of “Total Divas” in 2015:

“That’s the thing about ‘Total Divas’ because you don’t expect me on it; so it brings something new to the table. That’s pretty much why they wanted me on it in the first place. They wanted me a while back. At first, I was like, ‘No.’ It was wrestling, wrestling, wrestling. After a while, I spoke to my family about it. Then when the opportunity came again, it was like, ‘You know what. Yes. I’m going to do it.’ It was an opportunity I didn’t want to regret later on. These are girls I work with all the time, and they are great people. So I thought, ‘Why wouldn’t I want to work with them on a reality show, too?’ The only thing I was worried about is that I shut off from my personal life. I’m not good at opening up with people. It took me a while on the show to do it, but when you see it you will say, ‘Okay. That’s the reason why.’”

On winning the WWE Divas Championship for the first time:

“It’s incredible. I’ve been in the wrestling world my whole entire life. I started when I 13. I was traveling by myself when I was 14. My only goal was to be in WWE. So to want it for such a long time and to get here, then my goal changed. My goal was to become the divas’ champion one day. To get that, Vince [McMahon] couldn’t believe how I reacted when I won the title. You could see it in the video package for it. I come backstage and burst into tears because this is my life. If you want to be a wrestler and want to make it, you go to WWE.”

You can check out the full interview with Paige at the link below.

Miami Herald: WWE diva Paige joins ‘Total Divas’ cast on Jan. 4 on E!