Posts Tagged ‘Chelsea Green’

Laurel Van Ness spoke with the Orlando Sentinel after confirming her release from Impact Wrestling, earlier this week. Here are some of the highlights:

Leaving Impact Wrestling:

“It’s stressful, it’s crazy, it’s exciting, all at once. … It was a difficult choice to make, and that’s why I’m so split — excited and scared. But it’s going to be a really, really good year for me on the indies, hopefully putting on solid matches and wrestling in more countries.”

Potential of going to WWE:

“I’d be crazy to say no I haven’t [thought about WWE]. It’s always in the back of your mind for any wrestler. It was the only thing in my mind when I started with Tough Enough in 2014. But I’ve grown a little more open and found options I never knew I had before. Now, if WWE calls tomorrow, that would be amazing. If Ring of Honor calls tomorrow, amazing. But now I have options. … I never thought I’d say that. When I first started out wrestling in front of 100 people, I thought, ‘Chelsea, you’re better than this. You should be working in front of thousands!’ But I was crazy. The things I’ve been able to do – main events, cage matches, all kinds of stipulations – the opportunities, they are at an all-time high.”

Bobby Lashley and EC3 finishing up at Impact Wrestling:

“It hit everybody in day 2 or 3 [of the tapings] that when everybody comes back, it won’t be the same feeling. I tried to keep quiet and private [with] what I was going to do, but everybody knew about Bobby and EC3. They made such an impact in the company for years, and to see them go was a little different feeling.”

Laurel Van Ness also discussed the Knockouts Division and traveling the world. You can read the full interview by clicking here.



TNA has added another new name to their roster, as Tough Enough alumni Chelsea Green has been signed.

Green appeared on last year’s edition of Tough Enough, coming up short in her efforts to earn a contract. The Lance Storm protege was the second member of last season’s show to be signed by TNA, following Raquel. WWE has Josh Bredl, ZZ, and Patrick Clark all signed to deals from the show as well.


WWE 2015 Tough Enough contestant Chelsea Green was on Jordan Garber NOW this past week with host Jordan Garber. During the interview, she discussed her time starting out in the business with Lance Storm, being a contestant on Tough Enough and more. The program is now available on by clicking on the “VOC On Demand” or “2016 Archives” tabs, they sent us these highlights:

Playing Daniel Bryan’s “physical therapist” mistress:

“It was terrifying. On being day two as a rosebud they pulled me aside and asked me to play this part. But they didn’t tell me what it was and how big it was going to be. I had no idea how big it was going to be until I got into the ring and while I was cutting the promo.”

Being on Tough Enough at the Performance Center:

“I just enjoyed being surrounded by the Divas and the superstars at the Performance Center. You know how much better could it get for a girl that all she wants to do is wrestle and make a living for the top company? Doing that for a month in a half at the performance center was a dream come true.”

TNA and Japan:

“As far as being in TNA and being in the ring with Kong and Madison Rayne, how much better can it get? I want to be in the ring surrounded by these amazing women. It was such a cool opportunity and it’s one I hope I can keep doing … I wanted to make sure that I grabbed the bull by the horns and get everything out of that experience. I quickly learned in Japan that the girls are willing to teach and I’m willing to learn.”