Toni Storm States That Her Goal Has Always Been To Get To WWE, Talks Competing At The Mae Young Classic, More

The 22-year old star has her sights set on WWE but is enjoying the ride she is currently on.

In the inaugural Mae Young Classic tournament that took place last summer Toni Storm fought her way through the stacked field of talent up until she ran into the eventual winner of said tournament Kairi Sane. Storm, at 22-years old has a number of accomplishments under her belt one of which is being the first-ever and current PROGRESS Women's Champion

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During WrestleMania weekend Storm competed in an inter-gender match against Timothy Thatcher and as she told FOX Sports, he did not take it easy on her.

“One of the hardest matches of my entire life,” she said. “He didn’t go easy on me, and he’s the nicest person I’ve ever met, he’s such a gentleman — he’ll take his hat off when he says hello to you. He’s the loveliest, sweetest person but he didn’t go easy on me whatsoever, which I appreciated. I still do them (inter-gender matches) occasionally, I love doing them, but now it’s mostly girls.”

Storm stated that being a part of the Mae Young Classic was a nerve-racking experience. With all the promos and tapings she had very little time to prepare herself for what was to come.

“That was nerve-racking. I was out doing all the tapings, all of the interviews and getting ready for it for about 10 days in Orlando,” she said. “It was just 10 days of nerves, I was terrified. It was so nerve-racking because it’s WWE, it’s the top place, it’s where I’ve always wanted to be. I nearly had a heart attack.”

The current wXw Women's Champion shared that getting to WWE has always been her goal but nonetheless she is enjoying the ride, traveling the world and doing what she loves to do.

“My goal from the very beginning has been WWE. It’s what I’ve wanted since I was 10,” she said. “I know that I’ll get there because I’m putting my whole life into this. I have to go there because if I don’t... this is my only option. There’s no back-up. But I’m enjoying the journey. I get to do the coolest things ever, I get to go to Japan and main event Korakuen Hall. I get to go out there with my best friends who are like family to me. I get to travel to New Orleans, I get to come back here and see everyone that I started with, I get to go everywhere, and that’s the best. People don’t get that. I’m just so blessed.”


Speaking of the Mae Young Classic, a second run-around for the tournament was recently announced. Click here to view what other WWE Network exclusives are soon to come.

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