Toni Storm On WWE's Launch Of NXT UK Brand, Working Against Men

Toni Storm, who is one of the finalists for this year’s Mae Young Classic tournament, which wraps up at Sunday night’s WWE Evolution pay-per-view, recently spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News to promote WWE’s first-ever all-women’s PPV show. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On the launch of WWE’s new NXT U.K. brand: “There’s so many great guys and girls there and we’ve put on killer shows. It’s so underrated. The British talent is so incredibly underrated and it’s all come from everyone’s own creativity and hard work and passion. We thought a year ago the UK was at its best and now we have an NXT division. Of course, it was always worthy of it, but we never thought we’d be able to have that and now we do and so many good guys and girls are getting opportunities now that we never thought we could.”

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On being in the ring against men and women during her career: “The guys, I think they helped me in terms of toughening up because they are stronger, but the girls are a hell of a lot more vicious. They were a lot more rough than the guys. I remember getting frustrated when I was younger because a lot of the guys, some of them didn’t want to wrestle a girl and said, ‘I don’t want to hurt her.’ I was like, ‘No, treat me like a wrestler! Treat me the same!’ I was really big on equality even at 13.”

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