New WWE Network series
WWE has posted a clip of a new WWE Network series called “WWE Straight to the Source” hosted by RAW and Smackdown Live commentator Corey Graves.
In the clip, Roman Reigns talks about things being different for The Shield right now versus when the group first debuted on WWE television five years ago.
You can check out clip below courtesy of WWE.
NXT stars on getting main roster call up
Tim Fiorvanti of ESPN.com is featuring interviews with Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose about being called up from NXT to join the WWE main roster in the last few weeks on RAW and Smackdown Live.
“For a long time before I got signed, I didn’t feel like a girl like me would ever be able to work for the WWE because I look so different. Then I got to the Performance Center and then I still kind of had that feeling. [But then] I debuted for NXT about two months after I got there, and ever since, I’ve been involved in matches with some of the most incredible women I’ve ever stepped foot in the ring with.”
“Ever since Tough Enough, and getting put on Total Divas right away, it was kind of like I never stopped. I was like, ‘Okay, now I need to get to the Performance Center.’ I needed to train and get the wrestling down. Once I started training at the Performance Center, getting in the groove of the schedule, and really getting used to that, I really loved it because I’m big with routine.”
“When I arrived at the Performance Center, I was 20 years old. So I was like the baby of the building. I definitely wasn’t mature as I should have been. Definitely wasn’t as responsible as I should’ve been. But they were really patient with me.”
“I think, right before the show in San Antonio, I had gotten word that I would be going to Raw and SmackDown, but of course, didn’t think anything of it. I just said, ‘Oh, maybe I’m just going to hang out or whatever. Seems like a cool opportunity.’ As the days unfolded, you hear rumors and you hear things flying around. You don’t wanna believe anything until it’s set in stone, because it’s the entertainment industry at the end of the day and things change. Come Monday, around 3:00, 3:30, I found out what I was doing. I think I’m still in disbelief. I don’t know if it’s really set in yet.”
“That was my dream ever since I was a little kid watching wrestling with my grandma. That was the moment in my life I always worked for. When it’s there, you start questioning if you’re ready to make that step. Are you ready to have your life change forever? When you’re out there and the lights are on you, you have to feel at home. I felt like that was where I was supposed to be.”