Amy Weber took to her YouTube channel to talk about what went on while she was in WWE, including how she got signed, how was it to be there, and why she decided to leave. Check out the highlights below.
On how she ended up in Diva Search:
I ended up in Diva search because I had a pretty decent career in Hollywood and I was getting really close to some fantastic movies, that the director wouldn’t approve, and I was getting really discouraged. So, when the time came and when they asked me to come in and do the Diva Search, I thought “Why not, I’ve got nothing to lose.”
On how she ended up getting signed:
I got a call from Vince McMahon who asked me if I wanted to come back and work for the WWE, and I started out on SmackDown, as many of you remember. He was really looking for someone that he kind of dubbed as Heather Locklear of the WWE. He wanted someone that could come in, stir up the pot, someone that had been on camera, had done live events, that he could trust on the microphone. So really, he asked, and I showed up.
On how her WWE experience was:
There were definitely some fun moments, I learned a lot, I really learned a lot about myself. I was way more hearty than I realized. Because being in WWE, there’s a lot that goes behind the scenes that most people will never ever know about.
On whether the women in the locker roomwere nice to her:
Most of them were nice to me, but you have to remember, I didn’t work my way up the ranks like a lot of other people. I was training behind the scenes, a lot of people don’t know that. So of course there was going to be a lot of animosity because I was taking TV time away from other people who had maybe been there longer than me.
On her training and getting hurt:
As I said before, I was training behind the scenes to actually have a real wrestling match. Joy and I, who I adore, had been working really, really hard. Every time that we would get to the new city, we would be rehearsing and practicing, and I would be learning. We had like a 7-city tour in 10 days, it was crazy. While we were in Japan on our way back to Alaska, I was practicing, I was supposed to grab the rope and break my fall and unfortunately I couldn’t get to the rope. She kicked me a little harder in the stomach. It was fine, it was not her fault. I landed on my tailbone, so they thought I might have cracked it, nothing huge, I could still walk, but it was very painful. The trainer told me to grab some ibuprofen and ice from the men’s locker room, which I did.
On how that lead to harassment from WWE Superstars:
I was on the plane on the way back to Alaska. We had more matches there, more TV to tape. I was laying across three seats. We were all sleeping and I’m gonna go ahead and call people out because this is a truthful video. Randy Orton decided to come up behind my chair and he slammed into it like a linebacker so hard that I landed on the floor of the airplane. And then he said to me ‘You’re gonna learn, bitch’. Which I didn’t understand what he was talking about, so I turned around and went back to sleep.
I was awoken by someone pouring a drink in my face. So immediately I popped up, I looked up and I saw Edge with a partially drank drink in his hand, there was a little bit left, it was the same color that was basically all over me. So I stood up on the airplane seat and I was eye-to-eye to him and I said ‘’Do you have a problem with me?’’ And he was ‘’What are you talking about?’’ Of course he denied it, the drink was in his hand. I said ‘’Come on, you want to fight me, let’s go, you want to be a man, go ahead!’’ and he kept denying it, but I know he did it, I saw the cup in his hand. At the end of the day, did I deserve it because I took two ibuprofen that the trainer told me to take and some ice from the guys’ locker room? I don’t think so, just as a human being, a decent human being, you just don’t do that to people.
On deciding to leave that day and missing some opportunities:
I didn’t think I was better than everyone, but I did think that I deserved respect, because that’s what I gave to every other wrestler in that entire company. When I got to Alaska, Shane McMahon was there, and I was done. I couldn’t continue to be in an environment where people really had no respect for me.
The unfortunate bit was that I had already been scanned for my action figure, the video game, there were a lot of other things happening. My contract never got signed because Vince wanted to own my name, Amy Weber, that was my given name. I had made a lot of moves with that name, I had a website that was currently going, I had a lot of TV shows going on, I just couldn’t give him my name. I booked an airplane flight, went home, and that was the end of it.
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