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Franky Monet: I’m Evolving As A Performer, My New Character Will ‘Surprise’ People

Ahead of the encore of her “world premiere” on WWE NXT this week, Franky Monet participated in several interviews and discussed her new home on the black-and-gold brand.

In an interview with Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Monet explained how, though she’s a well-traveled veteran of the business, she has been learning and adapting because she realizes that at least some aspects of her in-ring style might not successfully translate in WWE.

“…It was really great for me to be put in this position where I can get in the ring every day, when I do have people that are going over everything that maybe I feel like I need to clean up, and also the style differences and things that I might’ve done in the past in Mexico that don’t really translate well for here or different things like that,” said Monet. “Every company and everywhere you go, you should be learning. And I’m taking that in every day. I think it’s important for me to evolve as a performer and as a human being and really understand every little piece of what it is to be part of the WWE Universe.  So I’m just taking it in day by day.

“I’m learning from these amazing coaches. I’m learning from all these different wrestling on the roster that, for the first time, I’m getting in the ring with them. Some of them are brand new to me. So it’s been a huge learning experience, but also a positive one. And I’m just looking forward to continue to be doing what I’m doing and growing and showing everybody who Franky is.”

Speaking of who “Franky” is, Monet described the differences between this new character and her persona as Taya Valkyrie. She stated that she’s more crazy than Valkyrie, and while Monet wears fur coats and carries a tiny tog, she’s not afraid of getting rough with her opponents. She also teased that she’s going to “surprise a lot of people” because in time, she’ll showcase the character’s complex layers.

“She is a work in progress still,” said Monet. “I just feel like Franky is just an elevated version of Taya and just a little bit nuttier. And I feel like the way people are going to get to know who I am is through these matches and through all the backstage segments and just getting to understand who I am, and also just realizing that never judge a book by its cover. I may be blonde and carry a puppy dog and wear fur and all this shiny stuff, but I’m an absolute bad-ass that has no problem having a street fight at a moment’s notice. I am a little bit crazy.

“There’s a reason they call me La Wera Loca, and I have been that for 10 years.  So, I think that I’m going to surprise a lot of people, because they’re going to be too quick to judge from what they see. But it’s just going to take time and it’s going to take having killer matches, which I know I will do. And yeah, it’s going to be very interesting, but I’m super excited and just growing with my fans.”

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