On Tuesday, 4-time Emmy winner and wrestling interviewer Chris Van Vliet sat down with TNA Knockout Rosemary and talked about Impact’s contribution to the women’s evolution, the current state of the Knockout division, Ronda Rousey, and WWE’s first-ever all-women pay-per-view, Evolution.
Rosemary spoke on the Impact Women’s Division, how it contributed to the women’s evolution early on, and the history of violence and chaos that drew her to it.
“There have been female warriors for countless years, we just have not had the spotlight that we are receiving now. So the opportunity is there and they are taking it and running with it and showing that they always did deserve it all along. This is one of the reason we wanted to take our special brand of particular violence and chaos to Impact because we knew that there was history there. We knew that there were certain people that had come before such as Daffney and Roxxi Laveaux that had a certain brand of dark violence and we knew that ours would fit there as well.”
When asked about her thoughts on WWE Evolution, Rosemary complimented the women of WWE, highlighting their growth in the business.
“It’s absolutely wonderful to see more and more opportunities that these female warriors acquire. It’s growth. There’s nothing more natural than evolution and we are of course an advocate of nature. It’s wonderful to see these opportunities in every step towards another one and another one and another one. It doesn’t matter what companies or what divides or who works where, it is all empowering these female warriors.”
Finally, when current WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey, came up in discussion, Rosemary encouraged her opponents to study her closely.
“She’s doing well thus far but could that be because she introduced an element of the unknown? Won’t it be interesting when the other girls start learning her tactics, learning her ways, learning her weaknesses. A true warrior studies their opponent and it’s only a matter of time before someone find that kink in her armor.”
How do you think Impact has affected the women’s evolution?