Fox confirmed her departure from WWE in May, marking the end of her 17-year run with the company. She has made it clear that she is not retired, but her path forward is currently unclear. However, Fox has been advertised for Reality of Wrestling Summer of Champions event on July 15.
In an interview with Ring The Belle, Fox was asked to describe who her new persona, “Vix Crow”, is.
“So because of that whole experience, I had to kind of bookshelf my transition out of WWE or wresting, or I don’t know what it is. I didn’t know if I saw myself as a wrestler or in the industry, even anywhere near it. Realistically, Vix Crow, for me, is kind of the first risk I can provide myself.
“It doesn’t really have much form. It’s clunky. It kind of reminds me of a tail end of a dress or the drapery or the long, extra fabric. If I can just roll out enough space for me to just learn in, then I don’t care what happens.”
Fox was asked whether she is training to wrestle, and she responded by noting that she didn’t know if that was the case. However, she stated that she’s going to Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling school on July 15, and she expects to get in the ring when she’s there.
“I don’t know if I’m training,” Fox said. “I’m walking my street and I jump rope every now and then. But will be going to Booker T’s school in Houston, July 15. I really like how gritty their students are, so I know that there’s gonna be a time of getting in there and stuff.”
When Vix Crow potentially competing in the ring came up in the conversation, Fox stated that she “absolutely” would, but she didn’t know when. She described how she didn’t see herself chasing a title.
“Absolutely,” she said. “But I don’t know when. I’m not gonna say today, tomorrow, next year. Wrestling is so large. Everyone can do what they want. But I don’t see Vix Crow, Victoria, myself, this person running towards a championship run, to be recognized for something. I just want to be able to run a long time throughout my life. I’m not trying to be everyone’s poster girl in the business.”
Fox then noted that WWE is the only “machine” she has been a part of throughout her wrestling career, so that influences the way she views the business. She noted that independent wrestling seemingly prioritizes being the champion, and she doesn’t think that’s the most imperant thing.
“I have to preface this, I’ve only known one machine. That’s the problem,” Fox said. “All the independents…I’ve been in one [company], and it seems like the priority is to be champion. WWE didn’t provide the idea to me that champion is the most important. That was not true. I was doing other things and other business things and stuff. I liked doing all the corporate stuff and learning how the business grew and all these things.
“But it seemed that when my opponents started cherishing that idea, my matches changed. It was hard to work with people who care about championship gold. It’s just not fun. So whatever that looks like, that’s what I want to be a part of. It’s just not fun when you’re like, ‘I need to do this match like this.'”
Fox went on to say that it was surprising to think that doing what makes her happy could potentially happen in a match or in a different way in wrestling. When asked what she would like to say to her fans, Fox made it clear that she’s excited for them to get to know her. She noted that she struggled with alcoholism, and she hopes fans can get to know her better to add to the context of her story.
“In my heart, in all honesty, I want to give a real apology for that time lapse,” Fox said. “I’m just really excited for them to get to know me. I just really hope that you guys would like to get to know me. Seeing someone in a disease is very scary, especially a drinking disease. So I think it’s not so much that I’m trying to apologize for that time space or all the things, but I just hope that everyone can get to know me better to add to the context.
“It’s not my style to go and try to minimize that someone perceived for themselves. In my mind, I feel comfortable enough to bring you guys up to date, so it’s a symbol of just saying hopefully we can get to know each other better. It’s just different performing under a different persona. That I guess is tricky for anyone.”
Fox previously opened up about her transition out of WWE. Click here to see what she had to say.
Check out Fox’s comments about potentially remaining involved with wrestling here.
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