Kacy Catanzaro Discusses The Difficulties Of Transitioning To Wrestling

Kacy Catanzaro talks to Inside The Ropes. 

Though she may not be a regular on NXT television just yet, Kacy Catanzaro is one of the most highly-touted prospects in the NXT system thanks to her athletic background. Catanzaro comes from the world of gymnastics and was a finalist on "American Ninja Warrior." She signed with WWE in 2017 and competed in the Mae Young Classic.

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Speaking to Inside The Ropes, Catanzaro discussed her transition to pro wrestling.

"It's been a crazy transition to WWE. There's nothing like WWE. I was an athlete my whole and I was like, 'I'll be kinda prepared to come here' and it just blew me away physically, mentally, emotionally. Everything that these superstars do," said Catanzaro. "It's a lot and it was a hard transition for me, especially coming in with no wrestling background. At first, I felt like that was a big disadvantage for me. Then I realized that I could use it to my advantage and show people things they've never seen before."

Catanzaro continued, "One of the hardest things is trying to find myself and who I am in and out of the ring. Not coming from wrestling, I didn't come in with a character or a move set or people knowing my style. There are so many options, and I felt kind of stuck because I didn't know what road I should choose. I let that get in my head a little and it held me back a little bit. But I started to use me being different to create something of my own."

Catanzaro is a regular at the NXT live events but has only made a handful of appearances on television. She recently battled Io Shirai on the July 24 episode of NXT

You can watch the full interview with Catanzaro in the video above.

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