Dana Brooke's current rivalry with Naomi on SmackDown has been one that has forced her to step up her game, according to Brooke.
Brooke was a special guest on AfterBuzz TV’s Women’s Wrestling Weekly this week with hosts TK Trinidad, Emily Mae Heller and Bryant Santos to discuss a number of different topics, including her in-ring feud with Naomi. The two have had matches against each other in recent weeks on SmackDown, including a Money In The Bank ladder match qualifier.
In discussing her time in the ring with the former SmackDown Women's Champion, Brooke said she has had to step up in the ring just to keep up with her. Brooke added that she has been able to get a boost of confidence as a result.
"The momentum keeps building and building, I’m super grateful for it…. I respect Naomi. She's one of the best in the game...being in the ring with her definitely makes me step up my game and just gives me a boost of confidence in myself," Brooke said.
Brooke has been on her own for quite a while, but that was not always the case. She used to be a part of Titus Worldwide with both Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews. Speaking about her time with the group, Brooke mentioned the influence Crews has had in her career.
"With Titus Worldwide it was seriously an amazing time in my career to work with them by my side… and Apollo, he’s had tons of experience, just an abundance of knowledge...and has given me a different psychological approach on how to do things," Brooke said.
The full interview can be seen in the video at the top of the page.