Zoey Stark intends to establish herself as a top female WWE superstar. Stark arrived in WWE after cultivating her skills in several promotions across the country, and she highly made her mark quickly. The fierce competitor first rose to prominence by participating in the 2021 Women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. She then debut in NXT in February 2021, where she made an immediate impression by defeating Toni Storm in a crucial match at NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver.
Like her Z-360 finisher, the red brand newcomer has already made her rounds in the women’s locker room. Stark sat down with CEO TK Trinidad and EIC Driune Santana, as she expressed the emotional events surrounding her call-up from NXT are still surreal.
“We’re about five or six weeks in, and every single day that I get to walk into work is incredible. I sometimes forget that I get to work with them. It’s crazy!”
Stark’s tenure in NXT was incredible. Stark feels that the pressure is on now that she is on the main roster after winning the NXT women’s tag team titles with IO Shirai, a.k.a. IYO SKY, challenging Mandy Rose for the title, and having her final big match take place during Stand & Deliver, WrestleMania 39 weekend.
“There’s a lot more pressure on RAW than there was on NXT. There are a lot more eyes looking at you, and everyone is sitting there watching you and seeing what you could do. So, it definitely has a different feel, but it’s a good one. I feel like I really thrive under pressure.”
The shocking moment of the evening occurred at Night of Champions when Stark attacked Becky Lynch from under the ring, helping Trish Stratus win. Her alliance with the Hall of Famer was cemented that evening. There are many theories about who came up with the pairing of these two, but Stark can definitively say who thought of it.
“Honestly, I don’t know if you’re asking legitimately; I really don’t know, but whoever came up with that idea, thank you, because I love it. Trish and I are getting along great. We’re having a fun time, and she’s being awesome and mentoring me and giving me good tips.”
During the attitude/ruthless aggression era, Trish Stratus was the face of the women’s division. It’s safe to say that Stratus is the goat after the Canadian native has won the women’s championship seven times. The Hall of Famer has earned that title, says Stark, but she refuses to divulge any of the advice the legend has given her out of concern that The Man might be listening.
“What if Becky is listening? I can’t take that chance. Becky is trying to ruin my life, or whatever it is she wants to say. So, we can’t do that. I can’t give Becky any ammo.”
Numerous former NXT veterans have progressed to become WWE superstars. Stark has kept an eye on Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch. Even though Stark is involved in the Stratus vs. Lynch conflict, she still thinks highly of Big Time Becks and wishes they would eventually face off in a single match.
“I would definitely have that one-on-one match with Becky. I’m definitely thinking that probably after Money In The Bank is when it would probably make more sense. Being able to be in a program with her is incredible. She’s amazing.”
After falling victim to Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39, Charlotte Flair hasn’t made an appearance on any WWE live television shows. The Queen, on the other hand, has frequently come up in Stark’s remarks as a potential opponent. However, she has heeded the advice of the 14th WWE women’s champion and values her assistance greatly.
“I’ll send her a clip or a video and ask for certain critiques, and she’ll give me her time and be willing to help me out as much as possible. Charlotte has been a big help for me.”
Stark considers Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair to be the best female wrestlers WWE has to offer. “In order to be the best, you have to beat the best, and being inside the square circle with those ladies will only make me a better performer,” says Stark. “They’ll push me to my limits.”
Since it debuted at WrestleMania 21, the Money In The Bank ladder match has consistently been one of my favorite stipulations. The women’s Money In The Bank ladder match in 2017 served as the catalyst for the transformation of the WWE women’s locker room. On July 1, at the O2 Arena, Stark will have the chance to take part in her first MITB ladder match.
“It’s probably one of the biggest moments of my career. The biggest one by far was coming up from under that ring to help out Trish. Now it’s time to win that Money In The Bank and take that briefcase. Trish is going to help me the whole way through. I’m not saying she’s going to be ringside, but we’re going to have a game plan for figuring out what the best course is. I’m going to be studying Zelina, studying Becky, and then whoever else is in that match.”
Stark has managed to defeat the odds of a life-changing injury by becoming the topic of discussion on social media. She has a bright future in WWE, and she has just begun to establish her reputation.
“I want to become one of the top women. I want to be up there with the Becky Lynchs, the Rhea Ripleys, and the Charlotte Flairs. So, I want to be one of the top, where, when you think of WWE, you think of Zoey Stark. That’s my number-one goal. Of course, we all want to be the main event at WrestleMania at some point in our careers. So main eventing WrestleMania and becoming one of the top names.”
In order to establish herself as the top star in WWE, Zoey Stark has plans to clear, calculate and viciously run through everyone.
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