Doudrop is presently the number one contender for Becky Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship, and she is in the best position she can be on the Raw roster. She received a championship chance on this week’s Raw after defeating both Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan in the show’s main event, a Triple Threat.
This was not Doudrop’s first encounter with Belair. In reality, she is fresh off a rivalry with The EST in which she lost three matches in a row, the first by being counted out on purpose. Doudrop, who has turned heel, recently appeared on an episode of Taylor Wilde’s Program Wilde On to discuss her feud with Belair.
“It’s great. I’m having the best time, I love it,” says Doudrop.“It gets stressful because it’s very manic, everything changes, don’t get too comfortable with any one thing because it’s going to change six times before the show is on. You just go with the flow, roll with the punches, keep it moving, and don’t be upset with anything because it’s not personal. I think a lot of people get upset with things happening and it’s like…it’s a TV show. You’re a character on a TV show and sometimes characters on TV shows have to be embarrassed. It’s not real. If you want to be upset and go outside and have a real fight, we can talk about it, I’m pretty sure you’re going to lose. We put on sparkle and pretend to fight, don’t be so serious. It’s supposed to be fun. It is difficult and can be stressful so don’t make it more so. You can never get comfortable, but you also have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Whatever I get, I make it work to the best of my ability. We’re here for a good time, not a long time, so let’s make it the best it can be.” [h/t – Fightful]
Doudrop did her best to make her encounter with Belair the best it could be, and she recounts how a five-minute interaction turned into three bouts and several weeks of drama. Vince McMahon, she says, was quite happy with what he witnessed.
“I knew I was having a match with Bianca and the whole segment was supposed to be five minutes. I was like, ‘Okay, I’m going to make it the best five minutes that I can.’ I told the universe that this was going to be the best match I’ve had and I was going to blow Vince’s mind and he was going to love it. Get to the venue, things haven’t been finished up and things are going on and not truly finalized. Then, it’s maybe six o’clock, and it’s ‘Hey, you know how you had five minutes? Well, it’s changed and now you have three segments.’
At first, I was panicked because we have an hour until the show starts, I’m not even in gear. I saw it as a problem, ‘panic, panic, panic.’ Then it was, ‘You know, I asked for this. This is my opportunity to have a great match and have the best match I can have.’ As soon as I changed my mindset, we went out there and had a banger. Bossman [Vince McMahon] was very pleased,” she said.
Doudrop’s popularity on the main roster is growing, and she might be the one to bring “Big Time Becks” down during the Royal Rumble.