Naomi begged to be allowed to wrestle at Wrestlemania.
At Wrestlemania 33, Naomi won Smackdown's Women's Championship. This was her second reign after having to relinquish the title because of an injury earlier this year. In an interview with Fox Sports, Naomi talked about her multiple injuries and coming back from them.
“It’s definitely hard being taken from your dream, especially when you’re trying to accomplish something. I went through two injuries. There was one right before a tour, I tore a tendon in my ankle, and then I went on tour and it made it worse, so I came off of that. I came back again and then I got injured again and had even more time off, so I just had a lot of time to sit at home and think and come up with another plan. So when I do come back, this is what I’m going to do and this is where I want to be. And I just put all my energy and time and everything into that, and thankfully everything went as planned and worked out for me,” said Naomi
She was a late addition to the six-woman match and won the title in what she considers to be her hometown of Orlando. She said she had to fight to get in the match because she was coming off of a MCL sprain.
"It was literally the week before. And even then it was still a possibility, ‘I don’t know if you want to risk it or give it more time.’ I fought and fought and fought and begged. Just had to really get them to trust me.‘Trust me, I know my body. I can go, I can do this.’ And it was literally a week before. I for sure thought I wasn’t going to make it,” said Naomi.
She credited rehabilitation and being careful for her return in time for Wrestlemania 33. In the rest of the interview, Naomi covered topics such as her ring gear, the Superstar Shakeup, and wrestling Charlotte.
The interview can be found at FoxSports.com.