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Both original members of The Beautiful People – Angelina Love and Velvet Sky – in the past month have both been granted their release from Impact Wrestling. Both ladies made their debut in the company in the battle royal which started the Knockouts division in 2007. They teamed together, fought one another and went at it in the singles division, both former Knockouts also went on to become Knockouts and Knockouts Tag Team champions. Taking a look back at their careers in TNA, we’ve picked out fifteen ‘Beautiful’ moments that we think are HOLLERING! In no particular order, here they are..
ONE MAKEOVER TOO FAR
Back in the day, TNA promoted women’s wrestling as much as they did the men’s, putting them in stipulation matches and hardcore matches like the controversial Makeover Battle Royal Ladder match! Gail Kim had won head shaving immunity a week prior and with Angelina Love being the final woman eliminated from the battle royal, it would be her getting her head shaved if Roxxi won. The Beautiful People schemed and took their opportunity when Roxxi climbed the ladder. Love shoved the ladder over, causing Roxxi to fall and lose the match. As the Knockouts stood by, holding Roxxi’s hand as she got her head shaved, The Beautiful People paraded around ringside, laughing, teasing and mocking Roxxi getting her head shaved bald.
KIP’S OUT, TARA’S IN!
After making quick work of Sojourner Bolt in a TNA Knockouts title match, Angelina Love with her fellow beauties made it clear to “ICKY CREEP” ‘Cute’ Kip that he it’s time to stop riding their coat tails and he’s is no longer a part of The Beautiful People. Angelina had security throw him out before she threw out an open challenge to anyone. Much to the shock of TBP and everyone else, Tara debuted and took out all three members.
Former Knockout Sojourner Bolt isn’t interested in returning to TNA any time soon.
According to a number of sources, Sojo, also known as OVW’s Lady Jojo, was recently offered a new contract with TNA, however turned it down. She also stated that she no longer watches their programme.
With news of the WWE Diva Search making its big return to the company and the company being interested in hiring some independant Divas for roles in the contest and possibly taking the Pro aspect (Diva Pro’s only!) from WWE’s NXT show, we take a look at some indy ladies and other women who we think could fit the role of a ‘Sexy, Smart & Powerful’ WWE Diva and match them up with some Pro’s!
BLOSSOMS & BELLAS
NAMES: Hannah & Holly Blossom
FROM: Manchester, England
FINISHER: Switching under the ring
DIVA PROS: Brie & Nikki Bella
BIO: Apparantly, the British Blossom Twins claim to be taking over the wrestling world with sweet treats and cupcakes; perfect for the Diva Search, right? WRONG! We always knew Nikki had a naughty side to her, but even Brie exposed that she too has a bad side over the past week by viciously attacking Gail Kim. Holly and Hannah are known for their cuteness and being sweethearts, whereas now, Brie and Nikki are known for being the baddest set of Diva twins ever! A bad pairing indeed but the Bellas do have experience being in a Diva Search contest. The twins appeared in the 2006 competition. They didn’t make the final cut but were hired in June of 2007. Watch Hannah and Holly cast some twin magic on the wrestling world here, here and here.
KACEE CARLISLE & VICKIE GUERRERO
NAME: Kacee Carlisle
FROM: San Francisco, California
FINISHER: Modified STF
DIVA PRO: Vickie Guerrero
BIO: The twelve and a half year veteran, Kacee Carlisle, isn’t looking to send you across the ring with headscissor takedowns or hit you with moonsaults, Kacee wants to send you across the ring by your head! Kacee’s an old school brawler and unlike Kaitlyn who was Vickie Guerrero’s rookie in the third season of NXT, Kacee doesn’t want to suck up to the fans, she wants to smash them for talking trash about her Diva pro! If you aren’t familiar with Kacee’s in ring domination, you can watch here in action here, here and here.
Former TNA Knockout Sojourner Bolt, now known as Josie as OVW’s Womens Champion promotes new OVW episodes on TV in Fall in the video above. You can check out their official Youtube channel by clicking here. Details below are from the video description, but check local listings to see when OVW airs where you are.
OVW is on TV in:
• Louisville: Saturday at Noon (12 pm) on WKYI (Cable Digital Channel 138, AT&T Uverse channel 24, and over the air channel 24.1)
• London: Friday at 10 pm on WOBZ-TV 9
• Lexington: Saturday at 11 pm on WKYT-TV
Full episodes can be seen at www.ovwrestling.com
A few weekends ago, WWE held tryouts at their developmental facilities of Florida Championship Wrestling. According to RingsideNews.com, the Talent Evaluation Clinic is where WWE producers, WWE Scouts, and WWE Superstars are evaluating potential talent. There was over 50 participants. As Jim Ross stated in his own blog, there’s only a handful, maybe two to five talents that get picked up in these clinics.
There has been a picture (above!) that surfaced online of the group of female talent that took part in the Clinic. Most notably was Sojourner Bolt/Josie (real name Josette Bynum), Ms. Payton Banks/Rain (real name Bonnie Maxon), AAA Women’s Champion Sexy Star, She Nay Nay (who competed against Beth Phoenix last October), and the Blossom Twins (from OVW).
There is NO word whether any females were given the golden ticket. Josie/Sojo Bolt has already made her itinerary for next month as she is wrestling in Canada.
We wish all the girls who tried out the best of luck!
(If you know the identities of any of the ladies we didn’t mention, please inform us! Thank you!!)
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE WWE TO PICK UP AS A WWE DIVA?