Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn thought their accents would hold them back

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The reigning NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions make the media rounds. 

For two months, the duo of Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn have been reigning as NXT Women’s Tag Team Champions. They were drafted to Friday Night SmackDown as a part of the 2023 WWE Draft. 

Their tag titles are going to be unified with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships when they take on fellow champions Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler in a unification match on the June 23rd SmackDown. 

Ahead of the match, Fyre and Dawn spoke to The Sunday Post. Alba told the outlet that initially, both herself and Isla thought their Scottish accents would hold them back from getting to where they are present day on national television. 

Dawn: There’s five million people in Scotland, so we’re one in a million (she laughed). It’s so out of this world, because we are such a small country and we never thought this would happen. It’s a big opportunity for us to be inspirations for people in Scotland. We’ve got the accents, but we’re on live TV Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. We’re hoping that we can show people that you can come from Scotland and the sky’s the limit. We’re testament to that.

Fyre: We always thought the accents would hold us back, but they love it here. We never thought a couple of wee lassies from Johnstone and (Glasgow) could ever be doing this!

Fyre went on to mention that she is eager for WWE to run a big event in Scotland. She said Wales had theirs with Clash at the Castle and London is getting Money in the Bank. 

Fyre: Wales has got theirs, London’s got one, so Scotland must be next!

To hear POST Wrestling’s Wai Ting and Kate from Montreal’s thoughts about the title unification match, check out the latest Rewind-A-SmackDown podcast

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