Speaking out for the first time, the surviving original member of The Beautiful People, Velvet Sky addresses Angelina Love‘s release in early September. Sky tells the Miami Herald:
“It came out of the blue,” Sky said. “We did three TV tapings. She was supposed to go to [TNA’s] Germany tour. The travel was booked, and the pay-per-view match was booked. It was supposed to be her and I against Sarita and Taylor Wilde.
“A week and a half after we finished the TV tapings is when I got the phone call, saying this is what happened. `Oh my God.’ TNA reassured me that Madison and I were going to keep the group going. They weren’t going to let the group die. They said we all worked so hard, and we were so good in that group. So we were excited about that.
“Angelina told both of us to keep it going strong. She said, `Don’t let anyone or anything ruin what we built.’ We won’t let anyone or anything ruin what we’ve work so hard to build. It’s not going to happen. Not on my time. That’s real. I mean that.”
Sky also updates fans on how Love — real name Lauren ‘Angel’ Williams has coped with the departure:
“I keep in contact with [Angelina]. She is doing OK, and she is going to be just fine,” Sky said. “There was a lot of negative stuff that was said about her on the Internet like why she got fired, what’s going to happen. You can’t always believe what you read on the Internet.”
No mention however, of a possible return for Williams. Velvet also addresses the hierarchy within the group, interestingly enough something which we were talking about just yesterday:
“I don’t think there is a need for a leadership role in The Beautiful People. Who’s to say I’m better than her, or she’s better than me,” Sky said. “I don’t think The Beautiful People ever needed a leadership role. I view us as equals, 50/50. I think we should have the same amount of promo time, ring time, whatever the case may be. It’s a team.”
Speaking on the addition of Madison Rayne to the team:
“She is an awesome addition. We didn’t have to tell her, `No, don’t do this. Do it like this. This isn’t how we do it.’ She just clicked right away. It was a very good choice because she really came into her own immediately, and I’m proud of her.”
Honestly, I can’t say I agree. Madison has always stuck out like a sore thumb in The Beautiful People, let’s hope that gets better over the coming months.