Readying for WrestleMania Week, WWE superstar Brodus Clay says he’s feeling excitement and nerves as he will step inside the squared circle at the mega show for the first time.
“Last year, I was above the ring dancing,” he told The Roman Show. “This year, I am stepping two feet in it. I am extremely excited.”
Clay will team with Sweet T (known as Tons of Funk) and the Funkadactyls versus Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) and the Bella Twins at WWE WrestleMania 29 on Sunday, April 7 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Clay, an NXT alum, warmed up for the big show by wrestling in a tag match during the WWE NXT Live Tour’s annual visit to the Miami-Dade County Fair.
Last year at WrestleMania 28, which was in Miami, Clay and his dancers cut a promo and danced on the Sun Life Stadium stage with Momma Clay.
“You can’t explain how much tension and excitement there is,” he said. “I got Mothra in my stomach. Butterfly isn’t a big enough word.”
WrestleMania wasn’t the first time he’s visited Miami, and he said he was humbled returning to his roots for the recent WWE NXT show in Miami.
“It’s always good to come home,” he said. “It’s the third time I’ve been here [WWE NXT in Miami]. I have a chance to tag team with a good friend of mine [WWE NXT’s Xavier Woods].”
Accompanied by Funkadactyl Naomi, Clay and Woods brought the large crowd to its dancing feet, battling South African Leo Kruger and Corey Graves.
WWE NXT, the developmental group for WWE, features future WWE superstars and divas.
Watch and hear the entire Brodus Clay interview via The Roman Show at http://rodolforoman.com/wwes-brodus-clay-feels-butterflies-before-wrestlemania-29/.
• WWE WrestleMania 29 is Sunday, April 7 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.