Hurricane Nita might try her hand in the ring one day.
World renowned guitarist Nita Strauss is highly involved in the professional wrestling world. Strauss has played the likes of Pentagon Jr. and Rob Van Dam to the ring at PCW ULTRA shows and has also performed live at NXT TakeOvers and WrestleMania and also, she along with Lzzy opened up WWE's first-ever all-women's pay-per-view 'Evolution'. Last month Nita spoke with Rodolfo Roman of the 'Roman Show' and the two parties talked about a plethora of topics including what it meant for Nita to be a part of WWE's first-ever all-women's pay-per-view 'Evolution' and here's what the guitarist had to say:
“I hate to sound like a broken record but oh my gosh it was such an honor, such an incredible honor. As a woman, in what has always been a more male dominated field of the music industry, to get to be a part of Evolution, the first-ever all-women’s pay-per-view in an extremely male-dominated industry, they’ve come so far from wrestling in pudding and having bikini contests and all this different kind of stuff so, for them to really open up this door for the women to be taken so seriously and as you said, equal in every way. No one’s saying, ‘It’s girls so they have to be dressed like this or look like this or they can only valet -- walk someone out.’ They can have these amazing TLC matches, putting people through chairs and Charlotte hitting Ronda with the kendo stick and obviously that wasn’t at Evolution but the way that women’s wrestling has evolved over the past several years has been just incredible to watch." Nita Strauss expressed. "For Lzzy and myself to get to be a part of it, we’ve been a part of bringing women to the forefront of the music industry and now to get to congratulate the women’s wrestlers on this step in their evolution so-to-speak was really incredible.”
Being a fan of professional wrestling comes with those urges of wanting to step into the ring and Strauss is no exception to that. She shared that she thinks about getting into the ring all the time and around the time of this interview, she went to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and asked if she could do something in the ring but there were no trainers around to guide her.
“Oh, all the time. I think about it all the time." Nita said. "We were in Orlando yesterday at the Performance Center. We had a show in Orlando and they were kind enough to invite Josh [Nita's husband] and I down to the Performance Center to check it out, and I was like, ‘Can I get in the ring? Can I do something?’ And they were like, ‘Well, the trainers aren’t here.’ It was a Sunday. Nobody was there to kind of coach us through stuff but, I think about it all the time. I have some ideas in my head for some guitar smashing angles so, you know, my door is open, Josh’s hotline is open anytime they’d like to book me for a spot, I’m all in.”
The women of WWE are set to make history again this weekend as new WWE Women's Tag Team Champions will be crowned inside of an Elimination Chamber match at the 'Elimination Chamber' pay-per-view.
If the quote in this article is used, please credit the 'Roman Show' with an H/T to Fightful for the transcriptions.