Kharma on Her WWE Status: “All Parties Are in Gorilla”

Most wrestling fans are familiar with the term “gorilla”, which refers to the position just behind the curtain where wrestlers stand right before making their entrances.

It’s interesting, then, to hear former WWE talent Kharma compare her current talks with the WWE to being “in gorilla”.

This admission went down in an interview with the Future Endeavors podcast, in which she spoke about a number of topics in addition to the WWE, not the least of which were her feud with Reby Sky and her thoughts on the current TNA product.

Her current status with the WWE: Kharma says she’s ready now to return to the WWE. She believes that “all parties” are “in gorilla”, i.e., talks are getting close. She explains the reason she’s in the WWE ’13 video game is that they expected her to be back in the ring by the time the game was released, but that didn’t pan out.

On her Royal Rumble appearance and subsequent release: There were plans for her to continue with the WWE, but they didn’t pan out. Physically and mentally, she wasn’t ready to come back full time. She says the only way she could get back to the ring was for her to be released, as it would give her time to work on what she needed to work on.

On her back and forth with Reby Sky: She says Reby’s reputation “speaks for itself” and Reby didn’t reach out to her as she said she did. Kharma said she put Reby in the “ho bag” in her shoot interview because of her lack of “etiquette” and her treatment on Twitter towards veterans like Sid Vicious.

How things changed behind the scenes of TNA: Camaraderie among wrestlers remained the same for the most part. Things began to change when talent came in that didn’t care about building the product, and morale suffered. Kharma says that when you agree to work for TNA, you’re sacrificing a dream of working for the WWE. With TNA not appreciating that sacrifice, she says you wonder, “why should I give up that dream?”

On TNA President Dixie Carter: She says Dixie is “good hearted”, but not as knowledgable about wrestling. Near the end of her TNA run, she began to think Dixie was “working” them as far as her good intentions were. She compared her to Marie Antoinette and her infamous “let them eat cake” line, suggesting that Dixie is out of touch.

Can TNA turn things around?: Kharma thinks TNA can be a viable competitor to WWE if they “get their heads out of their asses.” Dixie has enough talent to make TNA successful, but she can recall a complete lack of appreciation for the talent when she was with TNA. She recalls when she and Cheerleader Melissa tried to introduce them to Twitter, but were ignored. If they listened to young people, they’d be ahead of the game. Instead, they’re following the bandwagon.

How negotiations with the WWE came about: Tommy Dreamer asked if he could give her number to head of talent relations John Laurinaitis. Talks stopped when she told them she two months left in her nine month TNA “no compete” clause, which she had to negotiate down from two years. Mick Foley‘s agent got talks going again.

Her new look and wrestling style: Kharma says she’s leaning towards reinventing herself. At SHINE 12 in her match with Mercedes Martinez, it was the first time she actually wrestled – and not just been a powerhouse – in years. She says she’ll never be “stick thin”, but she’s looking to drop a bit more weight and have more definition in her physique. She credits DDP Yoga for getting her in shape.

On fans clamoring her her to return to the WWE: She encourages fans to keep brining Kharma signs and asking about her because the WWE, unlike TNA, listens to the fans.

It’s a fantastic interview that asks all the right questions and Kharma, as always, doesn’t hold back. Listen to the full interview at Future Endeavors.

How would you like to see Kharma return to the WWE?

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  • https://twitter.com/_EricHolt_ Eric Holt

    I definitely feel that a Kharma return is definitely going to happen for sure, and I can’t wait to see her back in WWE in the near future.

  • Chelsii?

    Stay as monster powerhouse Kharma! Eat those Bellas.

  • PopOff

    Kharma returning would top off the revival year for the Divas. It really has improved dramatically since last year :)

    • shameronstar

      Feuds with Kaitlyn, AJ, Natalya, Bellas, would all be interesting:) and Naomi vs Kharma would be brilliant!

      • BillyGP

        God No not Laycool.

      • PopOff

        Yes Naomi’s high flying style vs Kharma’s power would be great kinda like Gail vs Kong!

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        Natalya and her already faced of in Japan :)

        • SimplyDivaLicious

          OMG REALLY!?
          Send me the vid if there is one ;D

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            Sadly it was very short :/ And you can see that they improved a lot since then so you can imagine the matches they would have now!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHGhoSrVhfk

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            Thanks :)

  • aldo

    Kharma returning would be like PERFECT for the Divas Division.
    Imagine her vs Natalya as Divas Champ and/or Kaitlyn and Tamina.
    Or as Stephanie McMahon’s bodyguard. (In case Stephanie starts to target the Divas division) Or Stephanie calling Kharma to punish Brie Bella jsut because she is Daniel Bryan’s grilfriend.

    • aldo

      Btw:
      “…because the WWE, unlike TNA, listens to the fans.”
      Surprising.

      • Gail-Trish-Brooke

        Yeah that’s a load of shit. WWE doesn’t listen to the fans any more than TNA does. If they did we wouldn’t be getting such shit on Raw every week.

        • aldo

          It wasn’t that bad lately…but yeah I thought TNA was more pleasant with the fans. But if someone like Kharma says so…

  • WweRules32

    kharma should return to wwe and get her revenge on those bellas

  • Nathan

    I’m guessing Brie will win the championship of aj in the near future… Karma returns… Gets revenge, wins the championship of Brie and has a long heel run. (Although she will probably be like aj and still get cheered)

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      I would like to see that happen!

      • Nathan

        Then kaitlyn can get her match that she wanted too! ;)

        • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

          It would be so cool :) She also wants to face Goldberg xD

          • Nathan

            Yeah I know xD they need to show her funny side on TV more.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I agree, it was so cool, she is always so funny in personal interviews xD

  • Mark

    She’s been saying this for months. I doubt the WWE has any plans on bringing her back. This woman’s ego is out of control and I don’t want her working with the Diva’s because it won’t be convincing and they’ll never make her lose.

    • Mariah_Scarey

      How’s her ego out of control?

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      Her ego is out of control? And I wouldn´t be so sure that WWE wouldn´t make her lose!

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      Ego is out of control?
      Lol you must be be really stupid to think that..

  • shameronstar

    Maybe Kharma would come back as Stephanie’s bodyguard against the “other” divas who try to oppose her!

  • lavadius eubanks

    Screw WWE. Kharma has no competiton in the divas division. She’s better off in the indies. Womens wrestling is dead in the mainstream scene

  • SimplyDivaLicious

    With her returning (its obvious she is returning)
    She can have so many amazing matches with the likes of;
    Naomi
    Natalya
    AJ/Kaitlyn/Alicia/Layla – Maybe
    Paige (When she debuts)
    Tamina
    Beth – She’s rumored to return :D

    • James is A

      Lol we posted practically the Same comment at the same time

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        xD

    • Matty Marie Ziggler

      I feel like if Beth ever came back it’d be a short stint just to feud with Kharma.

      • JillianHallTNA

        imagine Kharma, Beth, Natalya, Paige and AJ unite as the Anti-Divas and you have the whole locker room trying to beat them! How cool would that be? Haha :D

        • Matty Marie Ziggler

          Not really cool at all. I mean who would be their competition? Layla? Aksana? The Bellas?

          • shameronstar

            Tamina could FINALLY make a statement! and Kaitlyn can start dishing out those spears(all hail the 8th militia)!

          • JillianHallTNA

            the Total Divas locker room, only somebody would replace Nattie! Hahah

        • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

          Actually it wouldn´t be that cool.

          • JillianHallTNA

            damn… I’m so uncool :( xD

  • James is A

    I want kharma and the Bella’s to feud but now since Brie is Face and Niki is…. Niki. So would kharma be heel… As great as that would be we would get to see
    Kaitlyn vs Kharma
    Natalya vs Kharma
    Naomi vs kharma
    (When she gets called up) Paige vs kharma (yeah hob great would that be !)
    BUT we wouldn’t get to see her face the likes of Aj or any other Heels like Layla,Alica and (‘again when she wrestles) Summer !!!

    I am so TORN HEEL or FACE,… And that’s only IF she returns

    • Matty Marie Ziggler

      Let’s just hope if Felisha ever wrestles Kharma she doesn’t hurt herself like last time.

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        LOOOOOL

      • shameronstar

        Yes, remember to release the leg before the clothesline! lol

        • Matty Marie Ziggler

          Or remember to fall on your back not your shoulder.

          • shameronstar

            That was a sick landing poor Alicia! It was like her whole body was whiplashed in car accident!

          • Matty Marie Ziggler

            Umhm. That was bad on both ends.

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        You are hilarious omg. xD

      • James is A

        Had to re watch that again oh 2011 Alica she was botch prone back then she has got better at taking bumps now. I used to hate her move set… Now I can tolerate her …. Kinda

    • Timalee

      do remember when it comes to some superstars they are neither heel or face they’re just both. Kharma would attack all divas. But she was a fan favorite.

  • Timalee

    I can see where this is going. The Bellas will face Aj at the next ppv and win the title and their celebration will be cut short and Kharma will return.

  • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

    It would be so cool if Brie wins the title and then Stephanie brings Khara to destroy her and take the title, then it would be DB and Brie vs Randy and Kharma in a winner takes all match xD

    • shameronstar

      Lets not forget that Kharma would have to bust Nikki’s implants first! lol

      • JillianHallTNA

        LMAO!!!

    • James is A

      Interesting how kaitlynlover returns as kaitlyn returns hmmmmmm IM ON TO YOU

    • Matty Marie Ziggler

      For some reason if that ever happens (I doubt it will seeing as they would probably never let the Divas title anywhere near the WWE title) I see Eva Marie being with Randy Orton if anyone.

  • JillianHallTNA

    Most people will judge me but I really wanna see Implant Buster to Aksana! Hahaha xD

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      Why Aksana? xD

      • JillianHallTNA

        because she’s my favorite current WWE diva! xD Don’t judge me… again! xD

        • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

          Why should I or any other person judge you?

          • JillianHallTNA

            because most people hate my Lithuanian banana Aksana! :’((

          • OJ Von Erich

            I ? the Lithuanian lovely… She has the most charisma out of any current diva in my eyes…

            She’s comedy GOLD!!!

          • JillianHallTNA

            Yaaay!! Finally someone who loves Aksana <3
            I got very sad at the comments that were made about Aksana when she got in the WWE2k14 game :((

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I loved that she was in the game, but I must say I was surprised that she was chosen over some other girls!

          • JillianHallTNA

            yeah but roster was already finished in March, the Bellas returned 2, 3 weeks before it, and Caomi just started to wrestle more, while Aksana was with Kaitlyn and Eve storyline + she had bunch of matches with Kaitlyn on Smackdown and Main Event so she deserved! Hahaha, other that could have made to the game would be Tamina Snuka

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            And Rosa should be in the game aswell seriously, she has been with WWE for so many years, and she appeared every week on raw since when she was paired with Primo and Epico, and she even had a little feud with Natalya and Hornswaggle!

          • JillianHallTNA

            yeah, at least make Rosa a manager if nothing. They should made her last year since WWE 13 made even the entrance of hers with Primo and Epico, but not her, like seriously… -.-

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I know right, it was so mind fuck!

          • BorisG

            That’s right, Rosa deserves it the most from all the Divas.

          • xFoxylicious

            I think it’s because people didn’t expect Aksana to make it and Alicia, Bella’s and Funkadactyls make it. If I buy the game it’s because of Aksana and Kaitlyn and the DLC Divas.

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            For me the Divas with the most charisma are Rosa Mendes, Cameron and Aksana!!

          • amberindia

            Truth be told, Kaitlyn is the most charismatic of the complete Roster irrespective of gender!!! She is the only frickin’ person who doesn’t suck being a Face. Miz, Randy, Cena, Punk, Sheamus, Melina, AJ, Beth all sucked when they turned face!! Melina and Miz being the worst case scenarios!! Bellas, Eve never got a reaction being face!! I really think Kelly would have improved if she’d visited the dark side during her tenure!

          • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

            I agree that she is one of the rare cases that is awesome has a face!

          • BorisG

            Yes, Rosa.

          • BorisG

            And her accent <3 Look at this:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_i4_vTtmp0 so funny

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            I love her as well (;
            Shes great in the ring and shes simply beautiful

          • xFoxylicious

            I love Aksana and her lithuanian accent. ?

    • shameronstar

      Coudl imagine the screams of terror Aksana would let out before the Implant Buster hits?

      • JillianHallTNA

        YEEEES!!!! I was thinking about that when I was writing my comment! Lmao :)

  • ????? KING ?????

    Not sure about this love Kharma but sounds like she is giving in and becoming everything we thought she never would be. She says she is trying to get more toned and lose weight like is she trying to get a Beth or Jazz type build. She talking bout changing her style from powerhouse to actually wrestling … hmm idk i would die seeing her do a Bella Buster, The Rear View or a Bulldog

    • shameronstar

      Kharma will a more muscular look would be interesting and she would look and be healthier to! Also, At 270 lbs she could be missle dropkicks and somersault splashes and she was pretty nimble for a large person! At a lower weight you could imagine what Kharma could do speed wise!

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        She is very impressive speed wise seeing the weight she has!

    • http://twitter.com/lostmikeys Kaledrina

      i love kharma as a performer but on a personal level, she comes across as being extremely desperate for the wwe fame. kinda sad she’s willing to sacrifice everything just to “fit in” as i always thought she was more.. iunno, independent than that?

  • JillianHallTNA

    With WWE having huge NXT divas roster and so many rumored former Divas returning, we need to have a new Divas show, instead of “WWE Superstars” we should get “WWE Divas” show with Renee & Lillian Garcia on commentary! Lmao! xD

    • Matty Marie Ziggler

      I agree! Just not about Lilian on commentary. I’m not sure how that would be.

      • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

        I agree!

      • JillianHallTNA

        agreed, I just didn’t have anyone in my mind, if I say Maryse for example, people would say “No, Lita or Trish would be better” etc. so I just said Lillian lmao!

        • Matty Marie Ziggler

          Alexa Bliss!

        • daniel mcdermott

          Savannah could be a commentator she always wanted to come back

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        Devin & Renee?

        • Matty Marie Ziggler

          Or Alexa & Renee.

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            Alexa should wrestle ;)

    • Marshy

      I totally agree with you, cause every time that I hear WWE has sign a new Diva or a rumored return of former Diva, that I am totally sure that we all who have been wanting for this to happen and we all have been saying this every single time until we are all blue in face look like a bunch of Avatar people or even The Smurfs.

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      I know right! Who even watches superstars? I only watch it for the Divas. Replace Superstars with a Diva show!

  • amberindia

    Kharma vs AJ is a Joke!! Kharma Vs Natalya would be Golden!! Kharma Vs SDR Platinum!! Kharma vs Bella Twins/ Eva Legendary!!! Also Kharma can feud with Funkadactyls, Naomi, Kaitlyn, and Tamina!!

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      Kharma vs Natalya would be platinum, they´re match is Japan was so good, I bet 90% of the Divas couldn´t take those shots!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHGhoSrVhfk

    • SimplyDivaLicious

      Kharma vs Bella Twins – Legendary?

      • amberindia

        Yeah them bellas will die!!!

        • SimplyDivaLicious

          I thought you meant the actual match will be “Legendary” :D
          Kharma will kill em xD

          • amberindia

            Bellas can work a decent match, also with Kharma, she’d make anyone look like a star. It’s 2 on 1, also Eva can be the dark horse! It has the potential of becoming Trish Vs Mickie or Chyna Vs Jeff Jarrett kinda legandary!!

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            Lol Bella’s won’t be able to stand a chance against Kharma.

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            Wow.. Slow Down.. Maybe not up to the standered as Mickie vs Trish and Chyna vs Jeff.. But it would be decent at best.

          • amberindia

            You may not know!! I want to see the Bellas beaten to pulp!!! XX

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            xD

  • MrMexican99

    I finally know she wanted her release! Wow, I just can’t wait till she comes back. But a 2 year clause? Dafuq?

  • Cesaro’sWifeyEM.

    I would love Kharma to feud with Nattie. I would really love to see her destroy the Bellas!

  • Matty Marie Ziggler

    One more thing:

    If she returns I want her only to be a diva for a year then move on to be the first women to hold the tag and US belts.

    Then be the first african-american to win the WWE title.

    That’s best for business.

    Or at least just have a feud with Dolph and/or Hunico seeing as how she tossed Dolph and eliminated Hunico.

  • SimplyDivaLicious

    I think she should join with the Wyatt Family.. But that’s just me xD

    • Kaitlyn.Lover<3

      At least she could make them interesting!

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        I know right Bray Wyatt and his freaky sucky brothers are one of the shittest teams ever.

    • Matty Marie Ziggler

      She’s black.

      • SimplyDivaLicious

        She could be sister Abigail.

        • Matty Marie Ziggler

          She’s black.
          The Wyatts don’t like black people.
          They’re from the country.

          • SimplyDivaLicious

            kay.

          • Marshy

            They are sort of right up there with The Real Americans with Zeb Coulter is doing all the talking.

  • amberindia

    Now Brie Bella will turn on D Bryan!! I hope she doesn’t get to make out with Randy and stuff!! I want Randy and Lexi or Sasha or even JoJo as a pair.

  • MrMexican99

    WWE & TNA have officially traded places with their divisions! Last year it was TNA who was delivering and WWE who was losing all of their talent. Now, Tara, Madison Rayne, Taeler Hendrix, SoCal Val, and Mickie James are gone in about 2 months.
    WWE already has their Divas Champion who is over more than some of the guys, and great NXT potential with Paige, Emma, and Summer Rae. Let’s not forget the possible returns of Michelle McCool, Mickie James, Raquel Diaz, and Kharma!

    • BorisG

      Yeah, they definitely switched places, but as WWE got out of it, I’m sure TNA will too.

  • OH SNAP!

    I won’t believe this until she actually come through them curtains. No one ever says “we’re talking” that spoils everything. So I’m not going to get to excited. Last Monday was the last time I’ll ever expect a return and getting my hopes up. You have to see it to believe it. But I’d love kharma back. To bad Gail left and beth. But beth would return for a short run.

  • http://noreallyitstrue.wordpress.com/ AdrianRay

    I’m sure she will return one day. The WWE know her worth, and she wants nothing more than to wrestle for them. It all just depends on timing and constant communication.