NXT Star Discusses Potentially Bringing Her Childhood Lifestyle Story To TV

NXT Star Discusses Potentially Bringing Her Childhood Lifestyle Story To TV WWE

A NXT star has discussed potentially bringing her childhood lifestyle story to television.

At this Tuesday’s NXT Roadblock, Gigi Dolin will have her biggest singles bout to date when she faces her former friend and Toxic Attraction tag team partner Jacy Jayne in a grudge match.

On the February 28 edition of WWE NXT, Dolin cut an emotional promo ahead of this showdown on Jacy’s betrayal and mentioned that deep down, she’s always been happy to survive.

Gigi also shared some personal details about how her mother betrayed her like Jayne and forced her to leave her home at a young age.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Dolin further elabored on her childhood lifestyle and real life story. She said:

“Wrestling, this is taboo for how I was raised. I came up in a culture where the women didn’t have jobs. They didn’t marry or date outside of the culture.”

“They were taken out of public school. I wasn’t really allowed to have friends or go out and hang out with people. Doing what I do is taboo in itself.”

When asked how she was raised, Gigi revealed that she grew up as a Romani child gypsy. She stated:

“I am a Romani child gypsy. I grew up living an old school strict lifestyle. It’s an interesting lifestyle because I was sheltered growing up until I found wrestling, and I left home when I turned 18.”

“I slept on couches, in cars, and I didn’t have money or have my parents in my life at that time. They were both dealing with addiction and issues like that growing up.”

“I’ve been through the ringer. To be able to see where I came out of that is amazing. That’s why I’m so determined to give my brother this incredible life because he’s 11 years younger than me.”

“He kind of got the trailing end of childhood without me in the picture to take him away from that. My goal in wrestling is to give him this incredible life.”

Dolin said that she wants to give her brother a good life and credited her brother for getting her into wrestling. She stated her brother is autistic and latched onto an Undertaker figure, which was her first discovery of wrestling.

When asked if she would discuss her childhood or culture on television and make it part of her new character, Gigi replied:

“It’s almost a hard thing to talk about because there is so much misconstrued information and stereotypes out there. It’s a touchy subject because a lot of people are ignorant to my ethnicity and culture that it gets thrown around a lot, what people assume about it.”

“There was a TV show on TLC ten years ago called My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding. I was a part of it when I was 14, I had a birthday party, I didn’t have a wedding.”

“They took my story, which was supposed to be a birthday, and they stretched it and made it into this really disturbing, disgusting story of ‘oh, her parents are trying to get her a husband at 14.'”

“That wasn’t the case whatsoever. Ever since then, I’ve been leery of how I present that because people can see that and misconstrue it or think it’s these stereotypical things they’ve seen on TV. That’s why I have to be careful when I talk about it in the public eye.”

Gigi Dolin also revealed that her mother thought wrestling was something she would grow out of when she started at 16 years old, but she eventually kept on it and moved out at 18.

Transcription via Fightful

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