Candace Cameron Bure
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Candace Cameron Bure Talks About Her ‘Fuller House’ Wrestling Debut, Training For The Ring, Was She A WWE Fan?

Full House star and The View co-host Candace Cameron Bure recently spoke with about the new Netflix show Fuller House, and an episode of the new series featuring professional wrestling.

During the episode Bure gets physically involved in a wrestling match at the “Lucha Kaboom” event, and she talks to about her preparation for the role, her wrestling knowledge and more. You can read a few excerpts below: 

Candace Cameron Bure comments on learning about her role in the episode: 

Well, no one expected me to actually get in the ring. They had told me about this wrestling episode with the [Fuller] kids and it would be really fun and I said, “Oh, that’s so great!” My real kids love watching it; they think it’s awesome.

The first day in, they brought the stunt doubles and they said we’re just going to watch the stunt doubles. They’re going to work out the wrestling routine, and then they’ll do everything and we’ll just come in and do close-up face shots of me and edit it all together. Well, I watched the stuntwoman do the routine and I just said, “She’s not doing it! I’m doing it. I can do that!”

Why she thought she would excel in the role: 

Because those are the things I always loved doing. I’m not an athlete and I’m not a gymnast, but I’ve always loved any type of sport and fitness and I love running Tough Mudder or Spartan races and anything that’s strength. I also did “Dancing With the Stars,” where we did lots of tricks, and that was always better for me than the dancing because I’m strong that way.

What it was like finally performing after training in the ring: 

Oh, it was so much fun. Everyone was so surprised that I was doing it. Everyone was just assuming a stuntwoman would do it. Even some of our crew who didn’t quite see it from the beginning were assuming it was a stuntwoman. And then I would walk out and show my face; everyone’s jaw was on the floor. But, yeah, the excitement of the crowd, oh, it was great. No matter if I’m doing the wrestling scene or a normal scene in one of the sets, the audience adds so much more excitement to it for us as actors.

Was she a fan of wrestling growing up? 

As a kid, I loved watching it. I used to watch with my sisters and my brothers. We watched WWE all the time.

Candace Cameron Bure comments on Fuller House being more physically demanding then Full House: 

I don’t know that any of us expected it except the writers. They always come up with these fun ideas and sometimes crazy ideas and basically they throw it out there and look to us as actors for what we can and do with it. So the fact that I was on “Dancing With the Stars,” they’ll ask, “Hey, we’d like to do some more dancing. Are you comfortable with that?” I said, “Of course!” I loved it. Let’s go for it. 

Does she think this is the last time she’d get into a wrestling ring?

No! I had so much fun doing all that stuff. If there were some other opportunities, I would totally be down. And thanks to all the wrestling fans who were enjoying it! I’m so glad. Thanks for the props.