Maxxine Dupri, on the verge of her in-ring WWE debut, owes her wrestling career to a surprising source: E!’s Total Divas.
The reality TV show, centred around the personal and professional lives of WWE’s female superstars, sparked her passion for professional wrestling and influenced her decision to leap into the wrestling world’‹.
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The Total Divas Influence
Dupri’s love for Total Divas was profound, turning into an obsession that permeated her everyday life. This fervour was fueled by her family’s shared interest in WWE.
“My grandpa is a huge fan,” Dupri stated in an interview with WWE After The Bell. “He used to take my dad to WWE shows. He watches every week, so I’m officially the favourite grandchild.” Her boyfriend, also a WWE enthusiast, further reinforced her fascination, with wrestling-related entertainment dominating their household during the lockdowns’‹.
Maxxine Dupri: The Leap into Wrestling
After immersing herself in Total Divas for several years, Dupri took a decisive step: she contacted her modelling agency, asking if they had connections within WWE.
Her determination led to multiple tryout submissions, eventually culminating in an invitation for a tryout in Las Vegas ’” the site of WWE’s 2021 SummerSlam event’‹.
Rising through the Ranks
Dupri’s journey did not stop at her tryout. In the past year, she joined the main roster, taking on the role of Director of Talent for Maximum Male Models.
As she edges closer to her in-ring debut, Chad Gable of Alpha Academy continues to guide and train her, preparing her for the spotlight’‹.
Dupri’s Favorites and Future Aspirations
Reflecting on the Total Divas series that played such a crucial role in her journey, Dupri named WWE Hall of Famers The Bella Twins as her favourites from the show.
She even revealed her dream opponent: Nikki Bella, one-half of the Bella Twins duo. This demonstrates the deep impact Total Divas has had on her, shaping her ambitions and career path in the WWE’‹.