- Roxxi has recently been released from TNA Wrestling,
and she admits that she was shocked by it. Right now she's trying to get
her name back out there on the Indy scene.
- She was told that the reason she was released was because they didn't have
anything more for her character creatively.
- When asked about the story about her & Rhaka Khan having a backstage
confrontation, she says that the story was blown out of propotion. She said
that the match where the problem happened was a 4 Way Tag for the Knockouts.
Roxxi got hit and then gave a receipt and the whole thing was just a
misunderstanding. After it was over, they both hugged and all was forgiven.
- She talks about her more Hardcore style she says it came from her early
training. Roxxi is more of a mixed style, but the brawling aspect stuck in
TNA. When she first went through training, she was taught to be more agressive
and that's where that came from. She likes being compared to Mick Foley and
was honored to meet him, especially when he recognized her. She admits that
she is not willing to do some of the things he did though.
- Probably her craziest match was the Ladder Match with Gail Kim & she
says that both of them put alot of creativity into the match and it turned
out really well.
- The spelling of her name "Roxxii" and originally "Nikki Roxx" she admits
comes from her love of Rock music, and she was happy that when she went to
TNA they let her keep the Roxx part of her original name.
- She loved being around VKM when she first came in and says both Kip &
BG have a ton of wrestling knowledge and they really helped her out.
- The Voodoo Queen gimmick is something that she admits is not an extension
of who she really is, and she wasn't sure what to think of it at first. She
ended up changing costumes multiple times before she debuted. When asked
if the character was based off of Pirates of the Carribean character, she
says that at least one person was thinking along those lines. She was happy
to have a job with TNA and ended up getting used to the character.
- When asked about shaving her head, she says that it was something that
they pitched to her and she agreed. She thought that it would help her stand
out from the other Knockouts and recalls that people remember Molly Holly
doing it and thought it would work for her too. James then references that
Jake Roberts got paid alot of money to do the same thing once, and Roxxi
mentions that Jake told her about it once. She jokingly admits that she didn't
make nearly as much as Jake did for doing the stunt.
- She really liked the look. She actually continued shaving her head because
she thought it was the easiest haircut she could possibly have. The only
reason she kept growing it back was because TNA asked her too.
- The head shaving was the end of The Voodoo Queen. She admits that she was
starting to get comfortable in the gimmick, and they changed directions just
as that was happening. However she was fine with the change.
- When asked how much a wrestler needs to stand up to creative or do what
is told, she says that the best is to have a happy medium. If you're new,
you don't want to piss anybody off, but creative does like having ideas pitched
- She says that somethings in creative are trial and error. She says that
when they shaved her head, the fans got really behind her, but when she started
cursing alot, nobody seemed to get on board with it.
- The photoshoots was not something she felt comfotable with. She likes to
wrestle for the athletic nature of it and its just not something that she
is familiar with. She admits that if she were asked to do a sexy pose, she
would probably throw her first up. She says that sometimes it gets her respect
not to do those things, but other times it can hurt her.
- When asked if she thought she could fit in with the WWE, she says that
the WWE has the models, but they also have a fair share of wrestlers to help
them out and she feels she could fill that role easily. She says that on
the Indy scene she used to work the first match with new girls so she has
experience in helping girls improve. She also says that she'd like to work
with some of the real wrestlers there like Gail Kim & Natalya.
- Going back to her hair, she admits that she's trying to grow it back and
admits right now she looks like an Emo Kid.
ODB: "Probably the most amazing person you'll ever meet...her character is
exactly who she is in the back"
Taylor Wilde: "She's my best friend...hell of a worker & gorgeous at
the same time"
Awesome Kong: "One of my favorite wrestlers...I love being in the ring with
Velvet Sky: "She is amazing. I love her to death"
Angelina Love: "She is a great talent" and says that The Beautiful People
are great characters.
- This leads into a discussion about the early days of The Knockout Division
where it seemed like they overshadowed everything else. She says that for
her, Gail Kim leaving hurt because she was so influential and she lost someone
that she admired.
- When asked if any of the guys had a problem with that, Roxxi says that
it was the opposite as the guys were very supportive and helped out in any
way they could.
- She doesn't feel like the Main Event Mafia vs. TNA Frontline took away
from The Knockout Division. She says that TNA has a lot of girls in addition
to have a large roster and admits that it is very hard for creative to fit
everybody on the show.
- She says that she had ideas for her character, but at the same time they
have alot of new girls coming in. She looks back on her time in TNA positively.
- She doesn't know if they ever had a plan to put the title on her because
the talents don't know where things are going storyline wise. She admits
that she was really excited about being in the title match at Bound for Glory.
When asked if its better to know where things are going storyline wise or
not, she says that it is good to have a general idea to know where things
- Roxxi was a big fan of wrestling as a kid, but didn't get into it until
a friend of her's joined a wrestling school & she observed the classes.
April Hunter was getting trained at the time and urged her to try it. She
did, and she's loved it ever since.
- When asked if she'd go to WWE, she says she'd love to go there. Right now
she's just regrouping and figuring things out, but would definitely love
to go there.
- The standard question we ask our guests is about the Media's treatment
of Wrestling, especially after the Chris Benoit Tragedy. Roxxi says that
all different kinds of people get into wrestling, and the Media's portrayal
was unfair because it made all wrestlers look bad. She says not all wrestlers
are the same and incidents like what happened with Chris Benoit is not going
to happen with every wrestler.