The Miami Herald has an interview up with TNA Knockout Velvet Sky. Here are some of the highlights.
On the success of the Knockouts division in TNA:
“We’ve proved ourselves enough to the fans that they tune-in specifically to watch our matches. If you look around at the TNA Knockouts, each one is different. We’re all different shapes, heights, sizes, races, hair colors. Each one has a different look. Each one has a different in-ring style. No one looks the same, wrestles the same, moves the same, talks the same. We have variety here in TNA. Elsewhere everyone looks the same, and everyone does the same thing.”
On the Knockouts Title match at Bound For Glory in 2007:
“When I came to TNA in 2007 and judging by the group of girls TNA brought in for the pay-per-view, I knew immediately we were going to be taken seriously, and we weren’t going to be doing bra and panties matches or pudding, jello and whatever else was being done [in WWE]. All the girls have worked so hard in TNA. We have a good group. When the Knockouts division started, we had six or seven girls, and we’ve grown. In two years, there’s 15, 16, 17 of us. We really worked so hard to get to where we are now — with that many girls and a women’s title and now tag team titles, too.”
On the sudden departure of Angelina Love from TNA:
“It came out of the blue. We did three TV tapings. She was supposed to go to [TNA’s] Germany tour. The travel was booked, and the pay-per-view match was booked. It was supposed to be her and I against Sarita and Taylor Wilde. A week and a half after we finished the TV tapings is when I got the phone call, saying this is what happened. `Oh my God.’ TNA reassured me that Madison and I were going to keep the group going. They weren’t going to let the group die. They said we all worked so hard, and we were so good in that group. So we were excited about that. Angelina told both of us to keep it going strong. She said, `Don’t let anyone or anything ruin what we built.’ We won’t let anyone or anything ruin what we’ve work so hard to build. It’s not going to happen. Not on my time. That’s real. I mean that.”
To check out the full interview, click here.