Ashley Speaks On Going To SummerSlam, WWE, Fans & More

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Ashley talks to tracked down RAW Diva Search winner Ashley less than 48 hours after the competition concluded in Montreal Monday night. Here s a transcript of her interview:

Advertisement Talk about the emotions you felt the moment it was revealed you had won the 2005 RAW Diva Search.

Ashley: I was so insanely nervous. You always hear people say that was the longest two minutes of their life, well, now I know how they feel. I was twitching I was so nervous, and then when I saw my face on the (Titantron), my legs went weak. I was completely overwhelmed. What has life been like since Monday night?

Ashley: I m still on such an incredible high that I don t think is ever going to go away. I feel truly blessed by this experience. What are your final thoughts on Leyla and Elisabeth as your competitors?

Ashley: I think I had some pretty tough competition. Leyla, Elisabeth and myself were so different as individuals, but I couldn t have asked to go through this with a better bunch of girls. I wish them well and hope maybe to work with them again.

Advertisement What possessed you to give out your phone number? Do you think that move actually helped you win?

Ashley: I gave out my phone number because I was getting so many e-mails, I thought it would be easier to just talk to them. And I never got one negative call. People were calling from Rome and the United Kingdom just to wish me luck. I thought it was the sweetest thing. How many calls from total strangers did you actually take?

Ashley: I won t know the exact number until I get my bill, but I would say I answered at least 1,000 calls. If people were willing to spend money to call me and wish me luck it was the least I could do. Why do you think WWE fans selected you to be the new RAW Diva?

Ashley: I think I m pretty much myself. I don t try to act cooler or tougher than I really am and I try not to get a big head. I think the fans can relate to that. How much are you looking forward to SummerSlam?

Ashley: I m so excited about SummerSlam. I can t wait to see what the event will be like, it ll be my first real Diva experience.