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Naomi Reveals She Spent 2 Years Pitching Her Feel The Glow Gimmick Before WWE Approved It

She went on to become a 2-time women's champion...

Back in August 2016, Naomi turned babyface and debuted her Feel The Glow gimmick. The new persona has allowed her to stand out from the rest of the roster and she quickly garnered success as she captured the SmackDown Women's Championship from Alexa Bliss at Elimination Chamber 2017 and WrestleMania 33. 

During a recent interview with Civilian magazine, the two-time women's champion revealed she had to persevere with WWE as it took two years of pitching the gimmick before the company approved it for TV. 

Naomi said: "It took me two years to get that on TV. I had been pitching it literally for two years. I just knew that was me, and that was what kind of set me apart."

In terms of her current WWE plans, the former Funkadactyl hasn't been on SmackDown since losing to Dana Brooke on May 15. She recently revealed she's taking some time away from the company to help her husband Jimmy Uso recover from his injury and work out what she wants to do next in the wrestling behemoth.

The former SmackDown women's champion tweeted: "I haven't been posting much of myself lately bc I've just been down about all that's going on in the world, helping my husband through his injury, and trying to figure out my next step (work)...it's been a lot to process but today I woke up feeling HOPEFUL and ready to rock."


 

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