The latest guest on the AEW Unrestricted podcast is company star Julia Hart, who spoke with the host on a variety of pro-wrestling-related topics, including her decision to join the House of Black and how sick she had been with previous cheerleaders. gimmick with Varsity Blonds. Highlights from the interview below.
“Oh my, I sat on those stairs for months. I don’t actually know, I don’t [know if that will happen]. I’m kind of going to keep doing mine and hopefully we’ll have to do something with this. I won’t let this go to waste, it’s a big moment. When that happened, when Malakai clouded me, I was like ‘I thought I wanted to do something different.’ He obscured I could create a whole story about me joining the House Of Black. I think I told Jerry Lynn I was like ‘Wouldn’t it be awesome if I joined House Of Black?’. He was like ‘I think that would be cool.’ At the time, I wasn’t very close to Malakai and he was a very intimidating presence, not in a bad way but in a good way. I wanted to tell him but I don’t know how he [understood it]. So I told Jerry and I think Jerry told him and he came to me and said, ‘You want to join the House Of Black? Do you like cheerleading stuff, I think you like cheerleading stuff?”. I was like ‘No, I need something different. I need something new and I need something creative, I love dark dirt. I like everything, I’m here for that.’ He’s like ‘Oh okay, maybe draw how you see the character and do a promo for me.’ I like promos. I want to talk more. So I did a promo and I showed him and he was like ‘Oh okay, you got something.’ Pretty much. I just kept the blindfold on and sat for weeks and waited. I was like ‘When is this going to happen?’ I honestly don’t know. I just come to work and do my job. I just hope one day I can join. I thought I wanted something more and then turned into what I am today.
Admitted that she was sick of her cheerleading schtick:
“Words cannot describe how obsessed I am with my new character. I was a competitive cheerleader for six years and you guys, I really got over it. I overdid it when I was a cheerleader. Being on the touchline and cheering for other people, I’m so sick of it. I’m not even creative with it anymore. I did have a lot of ideas about where we could go with that, but I just needed something different and new and a different side of myself that I could draw on. It’s crazy how it is to be with the House Of Black and how creative everyone is and just being around those people. I continue to learn from all of them. This is the new environment I needed [as a] little beginner. I just keep learning and excited to do something with them. This is very nice. If you had told me that I joined House Of Black a year ago, I would be like ‘You’re crazy, what?’. It’s just a dream, I love it. I’m obsessed with everything we do.”
(H/N and transcribed by Fightful)