Date: Aug 3, 2012
TNA House Show Results from Akron, Ohio 7/29/12
(2) KO champion Miss Tessmacher pinned Madison Rayne to retain the Knockouts Title. Earl Hebner came out to help Rayne to the back and to ref the next match. He removed his ref shirt to show his “Damn Right I Did” t-shirt, as well as some Bret Hart sunglasses.
Date: Jul 26, 2012
The TNA 2013 Road to Lockdown UK tour will feature, iMPACT Wrestling and Lockdown cage matches. How important is this change to TNA?
I think it’s very important. As much expansion as possible, that’s how we will get to brand ourselves on a bigger scale. So I think we just got to keep touring, especially the UK where we have one of our biggest fan bases.
Will you be on the tour?
As far as I know I’m not on the tour right now, but it would be awesome. I’ve not had the chance to come over to the UK with TNA. You guys are so good to us and such a blast when we come over.
What’s the most bizarre request or you’ve ever had from a fan?
You know I’ve not really had too many bizarre things. I’ve had a guy who built a whole ring with Tara and me in it that was so detailed. Between Tara’s ‘Widow Peak Fans’ and my fans, the ‘Tessflockers’, we have a huge section of the iMPACT Zone dedicated to us. They’re really amazing.
What was it like teaming up with Tara?
You know I was a big fan of hers when I was growing up and she tells me not to say that because she thinks it makes her sound old. I have followed her from such a young age, she is a person who I looked at as inspiration to become a wrestler. To now have Tara as my partner is unbelievable and I would never would have have expected that in a million years. I owe part of my success to her. You know she has trained me, taught me some really good techniques and insights into the wrestling business that money just can’t buy.
Tell me one thing about you that fans might not know?
Most of them know that I have a twin sister as well as an obsession with peanut butter and fake eyelashes. I also love old school rock. I am pretty open about my obsessions or at least I try to be as much as possible.
What old school rock bands do you love the most?
Well I like Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne and White Snake. I listen to The Scorpions before the shows to get me really pumped up. It makes me feel like I am in a rock video.
Who has been the best band you’ve seen live?
I loved Def Leppard, it was unbelievable to watch. KISS live were pretty cool too. They put on one hell of a show, it was all pretty exciting. Of all people it was actually my mum who took me to see them.
Before wrestling you were a very successful model. How did you find the transition?
Well, I am still modelling. There have been a lot of models who have come in and tried to wrestle. I am fighting the stereotypical view that I am just a model and I am going to fail. That’s why I give it a little bit more when I train. This is the hardest sport out there. I’ve been an athlete my entire life and wrestling is on a whole different level. There is so much involved other than the ten-minute matches that audiences see. To go from being a model and taking pictures to adopting a dynamite character on TV is such a huge step. The whole process of becoming a wrestler was a challenge because I had to learn so much in terms of timing and making everything in the ring mean something.
Were you ever a diva in your modelling days?
No, I’ve always been really grounded. I never had much growing up and my mum worked three jobs to take care of us. It was really difficult, so everything I have today I really worked hard to get. As a person, I am grounded and will do anything for anyone.
Any moments in your modelling career you are particularly proud of?
Well, the music video I did with Timbaland and The Hives. It was 19-hours of shooting for a three minute video, it was unbelievable. It was so exciting because it was such a big production with so much going on.
What moment in your life sparked your love for the wrestling industry?
I was always a fan of Sable and she was an athlete, but she also had such great sex appeal. I just wanted to be the brunette version of her. Then Trish Stratus, Tara and Ivory came along. When Chyna came on the scene she was a force to be reckoned with. Obviously, I can’t look like her, but I always wanted to have that same threat she did. I love the action element of wrestling and full-on sports. I’ve always been an athlete so to combine the two is a perfect mix. You almost feel like a superhero.
Date: Jul 18, 2012
- TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Miss Tessmacher, who appeared for WWE in 2007, stated on Facebook that she has no interest in returning to her former employer due to their utilization of its female talent.
“Why would I want to go back to wwe where they have 3 min matches that typically have no meaning,” she wrote regarding going back to WWE one day. “The women aren’t utilized to the potential they bring. They aren’t cared about or a priority.”
She also followed up with saying this
Let me clear this up. My comment that was said of the WWE Diva’s was not to discredit the girls in any way. They are all spectacular and tremendous athletes. My opinion is based on the fact I strongly feel they are not used to their own capabilities and talents. I do think if they were believed in more as the Knockouts where from the company they work for they could showcase themselves better as all around athletes and not just a character or gimmick. I do believe the Knockouts division is the best in the bis and we are used to our potential. At Impact Wrestling women’s wrestling does matter!
Date: Jun 22, 2012
TNA House Show (“Basebrawl”) Results from Buffalo, New York 6/22/12
Knockouts Champion Miss Tessmacher pinned Gail Kim after a back suplex into a facebuster to retain the title.
TNA House Show Results from Oshawa, Ontario 6/23/12
Miss Tessmacher defeated Gail Kim
TNA House Show Results from Hamilton, Ontario 6/24/12
Miss Tessmacher defeated Gail Kim via pinfall to retain the TNA Knockouts Title
Date: Jun 20, 2012