Willow Nightingale Wants To Wrestle Everyone, Including Mercedes Mone (Sasha Banks) And Bayley

Willow Nightingale is ready to take on the world.

Willow signed with All Elite Wrestling on October 21 and has since competed for Ring of Honor and traveled to Japan to work Tokyo Joshi Pro. Willow was a veteran of the Independent scene before signing with AEW and has already faced the likes of Jade Cargill, Jordynne Grace, Taya Valkyrie, Roxanne Perez, and more.

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With the ability to face those on the AEW roster along with those on the ROH roster and AEW opening the Forbidden Door, Willow is looking for all challengers.

"Toni Storm is a big one for me," Willow told Phil Lindsey, Righteous Reg, and Will Washington of Grapsody when asked who she would like to face. "I would really love to wrestle Jamie Hayter again, not just because she's champion, but because she's champion [laughs]. I definitely think both Sasha (Banks) and Bayley are two women who were helping revolutionize the business when I was coming up on the Indies and have been a major influence to me, so as farfetched as it sometimes seems, I will never take their names off of the table. (Hikaru) Shida would be awesome too. I want to wrestle everyone, honestly, whether that be people who are far more experienced than me, or people I've been a fan of for a long time, or even the women on our roster who are less experienced. I would love to help them realize their own strengths and give them confidence. I want to be a consistent wrestler in the quality of my matches, and I also want to be dependable and help other people on our roster. Everyone, give me everybody. Willow vs. The World."

Willow has already traveled to Japan to work for Tokyo Joshi Pro, but she has bigger dreams in mind as she would like to be part of a Tokyo Dome event.

"Absolutely," she said when asked if she wanted to work in the Tokyo Dome. "I don't think I've ever hidden the fact that wrestling in Japan was a goal of mine. Working the biggest venue there would obviously be on my list. I know STARDOM did a show in New York a couple of weeks ago, so you're seeing more opportunity pop up in the US too to be wrestling over there and hopefully, more exchange happening everywhere. You never know where you can end up or what random one-off matches are happening nowadays. I never want to put myself in a box and limit what I am possibly able to do one day. When I started wrestling, the trainer asked everyone in the class, 'What is your biggest goal in wrestling?' The trainer was Blake Morris. He said, 'My biggest goal was to main event WrestleMania.' At that time, no women had main evented WrestleMania, let alone black women, but when he said it, I was like, 'Damn, you're right, I want to do that too. I want to main event WrestleMania.' There were a few people who were like, 'that's crazy, why would you even say that?' In the time I've been wrestling, it's happened. Never limit what you think you can and can't do in this business. Don't put limitations on yourself. If other people put limitations on you, that's on them. It's up to you to say, 'Nope, I can make it happen.'"

Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair were the first women to main event WrestleMania when they battled in a triple threat match at WrestleMania 35. Two years later, Sasha Banks (Mercedes Mone in NJPW) and Bianca Belair main evented night one of WrestleMania 37.

Elsewhere during the interview, Willow reflected on signing with AEW and revealed when she signed the contract. Fans can check out here comments by clicking here.

Watch the full interview with Willow in the video above.

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