An NXT star has recalled WWE contacting her ahead of her signing with the company, admitting that she thought the original call was a prank.
Franky Monet made her in ring debut for NXT last month. The former IMPACT Knockouts Champion has revealed that she thought somebody was joking with her when she received a call with WWE.
Speaking with Denise Salcedo for Sportster, Monet stated that she didn’t allow herself to get fully excited until she was inside the WWE Performance Center. Recalling the process of becoming an NXT talent, Monet said:
“There was a lot of silence on my end because I was like ‘this isn’t really happening, are they really calling me? Is this really real or is someone prank calling me?’ (laughs). I always go the worst-case scenario, this is just kinda what we’ve been taught, to never get excited until something is like there and I think that I just didn’t allow myself to be fully excited about this until I was walking into the Performance Center, and I was shaking Triple H’s hand, wearing the shirt, doing the stuff.
“That was when I think it really really set in. Because obviously, the process is a long one, there’s obviously so many steps that go into it. I just tried to contain myself till it was actually happening and then when it did I was like ‘oh no this is real.'”
Monet, formerly known as Taya Valkyrie, has recently noted that she fought to keep her previous name when she signed with the company. The wife of Raw star John Morrison, Monet has revealed that she wants to be paired with her husband on screen in the future.
On Raw, Morrison defeated Randy Orton to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match next month.