Inside the Ring With Wrestler Toni Storm
Toni Rossall, aka Toni Storm, has swiftly emerged as one of the most exciting members of the WWE roster; the 23-year-old New Zealander is a key member of the NXT UK roster. Storm won the Mae Young Classic this year and competed at WWE’s first ever all-women’s Pay-Per-View Evolution in October.
The up-and-coming star spoke to the UK’s Metro Sport about Wrestlemania, Kate Hudson and who really is the best Storm in wrestling.
Storm tells Metro her first match was as a 13-year-old.
“I was a lot smaller than I am now,” Storm says. “I was absolutely terrified and it was in front of hardly any people. I think I got paid with a hot dog and a can of soft drink.”
How does she feel about “gimmick” matches?
“When I was younger,” she explains, “and I probably shouldn’t have been doing this, but I was having a lot of street fight style matches. Lots of chairs, street signs, weapons. I did all that as a kid. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to it, but I was very into it as a teenager! In WWE, I wouldn’t mind messing with some ladders. I’m a little scared of heights sometimes but I wouldn’t mind trying.”
And which building would she most like to wrestle in?
“I’ve done most of the good ones, Korakuen Hall and big arenas, but I would really like to do York Hall in London.”
The Auckland-born wrestler’s new haircut has been compared to Kate Hudson. What is her best film? Metro asks. “How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, Definitely. But for me it could be How To Get A Title In Ten Days, I could do that remake!”
Original article by Martin Hines, Metro, December 10, 2018.