Jacy Jayne opens up about feeling like the third wheel in Toxic Attraction and finding her confidence.
When Mandy Rose took Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne under her wing and formed Toxic Attraction in WWE NXT 2.0, Jayne was the one member of the group without any major exposure in wrestling. Gigi Dolin, as Priscilla Kelly, had garnered a name for herself on the independent circuit and Mandy Rose had the benefit of over half a decade in WWE.
Because of this, Jacy often felt like the third wheel, and now she's talking about it.
During a recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Jayne discussed how she feels now that she's entering a stage in her career where people are starting to talk about her more often and put respect on her name.
"Crazy, really surreal. Because I feel like, being in Toxic Attraction, I was always a third wheel. You know, everybody always talked about Mandy. She's been here for so long. Everybody always watches everything she does. Then, you have Gigi, who had a huge name on the indies before she came to NXT. Everybody kind of looked at me and was like, 'Well, who the hell was that girl?' So now for everybody to actually be paying attention and have my name in their mouths, and I'm the talk of the town, that's huge for me. That's all I've wanted for a really long time. So, I'm happy about it," she said.
Jacy says that due to the unfortunate release of Mandy Rose from WWE, she feels like people started to pay more attention to her abilities on the microphone and in the ring, and that is when she began to find herself.
"Yeah, I think recently, I've been starting to get more credit for everything, especially, honestly, after Mandy left," she said. "As sad as that whole situation was, and we tried to make the most of it going forward. I feel like that helped me break out of this Toxic Attraction shell. Now, people were paying attention to me more and listening to what I had to say. I haven't gotten a lot of credit, while we're all together. I'm starting to show my character and how much I've grown over the last year and a half, two years. So I think this was honestly my breakout moment. Even at Vengeance Day it was sink or swim for us, like, 'Now you're on your own. You have to prove that you can do it by yourself.' So I went into that match with that mind frame like you need to kill this performance. Because if not, you don't know what's gonna happen going forward."
Going forward, Jayne will be on her own and appear on the February 14 episode of WWE NXT to explain her betrayal of Gigi Dolin. Fans can check out the full card for the episode here.
Elsewhere in this interview, Jayne talked about getting Shawn Michaels' blessing to participate in a spiritual successor of a very famous moment in his career. Read more here.
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