Raw Diva, Kelly Kelly spoke to British WWE retailer Silvervision.co.uk on the recent European tour and revealed the frosty reception she received when she was initially signed by WWE. For those not in the know, Kelly along with Alicia Fox were scouted after Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis saw them in a catalogue.
What was your initial reaction when the modelling agency that you were working for told you that they had been contacted by WWE?
It was a little shocking like “Oh my gosh”. I never thought in a million years that they would have known who I was or that they would have wanted me to work for them. So when I got the call, I dropped everything. I was going to college, it was my first year and I dropped everything. I left my family and moved to Kentucky and was like “this is the dream of a life-time”.
How did the wrestlers of OVW react when you turned up with no previous wrestling experience?
I was the first model that had been hired and brought down to a training facility so, of course, they had their judgements. But I knew I had to get tough skin and that I wasn’t just a pretty face and then I got in there and wrestled with the guys. They got used to me after they saw I wasn’t just there to look cute. I earned their respect.
Kelly, who was once pictured peeing in a sink, has come a long way and seems to be more mature and handling her fame very well. It’s crazy to think this is the same naive young girl on ECW back in 2006. You can read more of the interview where Kelly discusses the origins of her ring name and more by clicking here.