Nyla Rose has been in the forefront of AEW's women's division and couldn't be more proud
Nyla was a guest on a recent edition of the Women's Wrestling Weekly podcast. During the interview, she discussed how she was approached by All Elite Wrestling, competing in the inaugural women's title match, and more
The following highlights were passed along to Fightful by the Women's Wrestling Weekly team:
NYLA ROSE COMMENTS ON HER MATCH WITH RHIO IN AEW AND HOW SHE PREPARED
“Well, there’s a lot to unpack right there. But for those who don’t know me, or not as familiar with me, I have spent some time in Japan working with Joshi Style and it wasn’t exactly completely foreign to me, so to speak, but definitely after having been in the states for some time, having to kind of like go back and do some tape study on myself and do tape study on Rhio, and kind of shift gears a little bit in order to just be able to match her…cause she’s a squirmy, little speedy spry…
NYLA ROSE TALKS ABOUT WHAT THIS AEW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH MEANT TO HER
“It meant everything honestly. You know, till this point in my career, that’s probably the biggest thing I’ve ever done, you know. Being crowned a world champion that’s no small feat. To be crowned, the first world champion, especially in a new blossoming, blooming company... you know there could never be another first so it’s kind of like, everything was, everything was poetic, you had all that going on, it was in my hometown, there was so much going on. It was very emotional.
NYLA ROSE SHARES HOW SHE WAS APPROACHED BY AEW
“The first call was a direct message... A lot of people out there...we’re very candid in discussing how things have operated. So a lot of people are like, “Oh, they are so unprofessional and like passing out deals in tweets. No, that’s not what happened. There were feelers. You know, People are saying, “Hey are you under contract? I’d like to discuss some things with you. You know, are you even at all interested?” So once we got that of the way. Once I realized it wasn’t a practical joke...we exchanged phone numbers and went about things, you know the actual, the professional route. But yeah, the very first message I thought it was a joke, I thought somebody was messing with me. Um, Cause here I am, I’m like, who’s going to sign me, little old me, right? Well, jokes on me, cause here I am.
NYLA ROSE SHARES HER EXPERIENCE WITH AEW AND BUILDING ONE OF THE BIGGEST WRESTLING BRANDS OF 2019
“A lot of it was the unknown. I’m a very creative person, I love to create in every aspect of the word. So being able to be a part of this new promotion and help build it from the ground up, that was very appealing to me. Especially when I kind of heard some of the names that were interested, were being thrown around, I knew I had to be apart of this, be around some of the greatest minds of the business, Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega. You know, these are names, these are people that absolutely. Then down the line, I found out Awesome Kong was on board and I was like, done deal, done deal, from there on out.”
Nyla competed on the most recent AEW Dark episode against Leva Bates. You can see the full episode here