Wendy Choo says it's fun & rewarding to portray her character in WWE NXT, addresses detractors

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/06/27/wendy-choo-says-its-fun-rewarding-to-portray-her-character-in-wwe-nxt-addresses-detractors/

She recalls her favorite moments from the role she’s in. 

Wendy Choo has wrestled at NXT house shows, Level Up and competed on WWE’s Main Event program for the majority of 2023. His most recent in-ring NXT TV appearance was at New Year’s Evil in January

Choo went to Dr. Beau Hightower for a chiropractic session and talked to him about the on-screen character she’s portraying. She expressed that it’s fun and rewarding to do it. One of Choo’s favorite matches was against Mandy Rose for the NXT Women’s Title at In Your House 2022

She felt like she got to show what she can do and added that she caters to children with this persona. She would go on to address detractors of the character. 

It’s crazy, right? I had a bunch of different characters within my four years of being here (in WWE) but the latest, my latest character was Wendy Choo. It’s been very fun and rewarding and I think one of my two favorite matches there, one of them was a championship match for the NXT Women’s Championship and that was against Mandy Rose. That was like the first time that I got to really show my stuff. Everyone sees my character as, oh, she’s like a cute little girl. She can’t really do anything and sometimes, that can be really cool and it happens quite often because, you know, the general population get to comment on what we do but, what they don’t see is all the amount of work that we put into it and that it is a character and sometimes a character are a small or a large extension of ourselves so, being my fun character, I really do my best to try to cater to children and be fun and animated and something different and some people don’t like it and that’s okay because everyone has their own flavors but, I do love it… With that, judging a book by its cover, they’re just like, ugh, this annoying kid, this annoying little girl-looking character. We can’t take her seriously. She’s annoying and whatever it is. They think that I’m not a serious competitor, which is completely false because I’ve been doing this for 10 years. I know that I can wrestle my ass off so, having that moment of finally having a real match, like a championship match is crazy to me because they got to see how athletic I was, they got to see my personality, they got to see more than just this little, small prankster Wendy Choo. They got to see, wow, she can flip. She looks like she can hit hard. She looks like almost a threat in the ring, you know?

Another highlight for Choo is her Lights Out match against Tiffany Stratton. Choo described it as ‘chef’s kiss’. 

I had a match with Tiffany Stratton. Also one of my proudest matches. She and I had a Lights Out match, so we had this feud and this feud was like, back and forth. It wasn’t a main thing on TV but, we just kept going back and forth and back and forth with our promos and feuds and when we had our final match together, that crowd was there for us. They were enjoying every single moment of that match. I enjoyed every single moment of that match and I got body slammed on a bunch of LEGOS and I didn’t feel a thing. It did hurt, afterwards, but I took it because you just hear the crowd like, ‘Wow!!!!’ And I’m like, wow. That match, even though she was new and we’ve only wrestled a few times, it was chef’s kiss. One of my favorite matches.

Stratton is the reigning NXT Women’s Champion and is scheduled to put the title on the line at NXT Gold Rush against Thea Hail. Following the show, the Poisonrana Podcast crew is going live on the POST Wrestling YouTube channel with their review. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Dr. Beau Hightower with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.

The magician, excellent youtube channel.