NXT 10-Count: JoJo
The questions have been gathered from the WWE Universe, and this week, the spotlight hangs over WWE ring announcer, JoJo. From growing up as the daughter of a Major League Baseball player to whether or not she will compete in the ring, JoJo answers all. Ring the bell because the NXT 10-Count starts now!
WWE UNIVERSE: What does NXT mean to you?
JOJO: NXT is home to me. NXT is where I got my start as an announcer and the fans make it such an intoxicating atmosphere. It makes you realize why we love what we do.
WWE UNIVERSE: Do you think we will ever get to see you step into a WWE ring as a competitor in the future?
JOJO: Honestly, I don't know. I love everything about wrestling. I love the excitement, the entertainment, but I also love my current career path. I guess if the opportunity ever presented itself in the future you might see me lay some Divas out.
WWE UNIVERSE: How did you feel at SummerSlam 2013 in Los Angeles, where you sang the National Anthem live?
JOJO: It was surreal, a dream come true. Singing is my passion and it’s always been my first love. I got the opportunity to sing in my hometown at the STAPLES Center in front of my family. It honestly doesn't get much better than that.
WWE UNIVERSE: What has been your greatest experience since joining WWE?
JOJO: Aside from SummerSlam 2013, I would have to say it has been meeting people and making new friends. People dream of what we get to do as WWE Superstars and it is truly a blessing to travel the world and make great memories with friends in the process.
WWE UNIVERSE: Will you ever release any music?
JOJO: Yes, that is something I have always wanted to do, and to my fans, I apologize for the wait.
WWE UNIVERSE: Is it true that your dad is former Major League Baseball player Jose Offerman? If so, what was it like growing up as the child of a professional athlete?
JOJO: Yes, it is true. The greatest part about being a child of a MLB player was creating memories with my family while traveling to his games.
WWE UNIVERSE: How did it feel getting to ring-announce on SmackDown and other WWE special events?
JOJO: It was a completely different experience than NXT. At NXT, the crowd feels like they are right on top of you and it can get a little overwhelming sometimes, but in a good way. However, when you go to Raw and SmackDown, the fans are a little further back, which allows you to breathe, but then you realize there are a lot more people compared to NXT. To answer the question, it felt great but I was nervous. It can get intimidating standing in front of 10,000-plus people with a microphone, but I wouldn't want it any other way.
WWE UNIVERSE: Do you think you will ever return to Total Divas? My screen needs more JoJo.
JOJO: Honestly, I don't know if I'll ever be back on Total Divas. I would love to be back on the show with my friends, but that decision is not up to me. So stay tuned.
WWE UNIVERSE: What do you think about NXT Divas like Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Bayley and Becky Lynch?
JOJO: The NXT Divas are absolutely phenomenal. Their matches are some of my favorite to watch. Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Bayley and Charlotte are extremely talented women and I can't wait till they are up on the main roster doing their thing at WrestleMania one day.
WWE UNIVERSE: What is your biggest goal in WWE?
JOJO: The obvious answer is to reach the pinnacle of the industry and perform on The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania. However, I've stepped into a new position with WWE and I am still figuring out where I want to take it. As for now, I would have to say my goal is to provide for my family and create a future for myself but I also know that, with this company, the sky is the limit and I look forward to breaking through that ceiling when the time is right.