• Chelsea Green On Her Boyfriend Zack Ryder Helping With Her Wrestling Character
During a recent appearance on Women’s Pro Wrestling Weekly, Chelsea Green (a.k.a Laurel Van Ness) talked about her boyfriend Zack Ryder’s suggestions helping her develop the character, dating Zack Ryder and more.
Below are the highlights:
On boyfriend Zack Ryder’s suggestions helping her develop the character:
“I think the great thing is about my character is that talking with someone, someone always has some sort of suggestion because they can relate my character with a crazy ex-girlfriend, or a psycho mom or psycho sister, or a drunk-hot mess that they saw at the bar last week. You can relate it to whoever you want. With that comes these amazing suggestions from people. I get caught up in this character thinking that I have to go one way or another to the point that I believe that I need to be this drunk girl that never wrestles, but my boyfriend [Zack Ryder] takes a step back and says to me that I can take this character into whatever direction I want it to go.
I should also stop making the character drunk, but instead, I should make her a psycho. You need a snapping point, and with that snapping point how would the crowd know that I snapped? He suggested having my lipstick slipped to me and that becomes my ‘thing.’ That is my weapon so the crowd knows that this is it, she is turning it up, and the match doesn’t become what it was before. Those little kind of pointers is where he helps me with. Where in the match I should make it happen and where it should happen, but I mean, really, there are fans that help me with this. There are fans that help me with certain suggestions where even I hadn’t thought of it and I end up using it.”
On dating Zack Ryder:
“At first we based on our relationship on everything but work, and I think that is what helped us and how we fell in love because on our first date we didn’t talk about wrestling. Like I said, I don’t know wrestling. I don’t know the things he has done in the past. He tells me stories, but I am not sitting there thinking that I already knew that and that I was watching it on YouTube. I genuinely have no idea, but I love it and am interested in it.
Of course, it is hard when we are on the road. Last week he was in Europe so we didn’t see each other for several weeks, but on the other hand, we are both doing the same thing and we are doing this together on the same team. I know what he is going through when he can’t call me and vice versa. I believe it is the best thing in the world to trust each other. I know when he is not texting me, I know he is busy at work and I am busy too, so it’s great. It’s hard.
It’s a job, but that is kind of what every relationship is and you just try to make it work. This past week it was harder than usual because he wasn’t home all week while I am sitting at home Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Thursday, but the minute the weekend hits I am off to the indie shows, I am off doing business so it is totally fine. It definitely is tough when one person is really busy and the other is sitting at home, but we rarely have that, so we have been lucky.”
• Big Angle To Take Place On Tonight’s RAW
WWE is teasing a big angle between the new RAW Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax & Ronda Rousey on tonight’s episode of RAW. Below is what WWE posted:
Will Alexa Bliss pay for cashing in?
“After overcoming seven elite Raw and SmackDown LIVE competitors to climb the ladder and become Ms. Money in the Bank, Alexa Bliss stunned the WWE Universe by interrupting the Raw Women’s Championship Match between Nia Jax and Ronda Rousey on the same night and cashing her newly-captured contract to become a five-time Women’s Champion!
However, Alexa’s celebration could prove extremely short-lived, as The Irresistible Force and The Baddest Women on the Planet will surely be looking to take issue with Alexa tonight on Monday Night Raw. Find out what happens tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.”