June 25, 2024

Willow Nightingale: “I think there are more eyes on me then ever before”

Willow Nightingale recently was in “Busted Open Radio” where she talked about Mercedes Mone, AEW and more

Willow Nightingale on winning NJPW Strong Women’s Title

“I think there are more eyes on me then ever before, I’m somebody who is very used to people being on my side, cheering for me and rooting for me, and after this championship win I did receive lot of that, a lot of people saying you deserve it, it’s about time. But there have also been a handful of people who don’t think I can live up to what being a champion is, especially of this calibre. Now I recognise the fact that the championship is on me they can’t change that, the only thing I can do is to step up and prove it to them that I’m worthy of this title. So one of the thing I’m planning on doing is trying to find some time to head out to LA train over at the New Japan Indoor, really kind of look over my schedule and re-evaluate how much training I can fit into being on the road on top of what I’m already doing, so for me those are like my first steps. I don’t want this to be something that people when they look at the history books and they see Willow Nightingale as the first New Japan Strong Women’s Champion, I don’t want them to some little asterisk and be like, ‘she only won because her opponent got hurt and it was an easy victory’, that’s pro wrestling baby, if you get hurt that day, the fight wasn’t on your side, the fight was on my side that night and here I’m champion. The only thing I can do is move forward as a champion and that is wear this title with pride and do all I can to continue defending it for as long as I can.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article, please credit “Busted Open Radio” podcast an h/t to WrestlingManiafan for the transcription.

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