Rosemary Talks To Sportskeeda

Rosemary Talks About Laurel Van Ness Leaving Impact, Scripting Her Own Promos

Impact Wrestling star Rosemary recently spoke with the folks at Sportskeeda for an interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On the latest changes in management at Impact Wrestling: “To anyone who’s concerned about it, these past tapings that we just did in January, were possibly the most positive feeling in the sense that it felt very fresh and it felt like we had a direction, which I can honestly say was the first time in a year. This new direction under Scott D’Amore and Don Callis … I know that Impact and TNA have constantly, through the years, asked fans to give them a chance. As a personal feeling, I honestly believe that if you were going to give Impact another chance, now’s the time. I felt the difference backstage in one taping block. And I think there’s really something there, going forward. And I’m excited about it. So, I hope other people can feel excited about it as well.”

On Laurel Van Ness parting ways with Impact Wrestling: “Laurel’s an amazing character and an incredible friend of mine. I know that she simply wants to go and expand and grow. She’s still very, very young in the business, she has so much more to offer and she’s already this good at doing a character, which is amazing. And I love her so much. She’s so talented. Wrestling is fluid. It never stops moving and it’s circular. There’s never an end. There’s no reason that down the road Laurel might not return to the Impact Zone. It’s that right now her part of the story is over and she might show up at a chapter down the road. It’s wrestling. Never say never. It’s definitely a loss not to have her as such a strong character in the division. But there are strong characters waiting to debut and waiting to come up as well. And we will fill the void as we always have with every departure. Same as we did with Maria’s departure. And we’ll keep doing so.”

On her character and how much of her promos are in her own words: “I really love the amount of trust Creative has in me, to bring this character to life since they don’t really tell me what to say. They tell me what point needs to come across in the promo. They tell me to say it like I would. They don’t give me any lines. And that kind of trust is huge in that they know that I know my character best and how it will come across organically. If you try to force the way Rosemary talks, it’s going to come across as very fake. … I would say 95% [of the lines are from me]. I definitely ask for advice and ask for help, if there’s something maybe I can’t figure out how to say. I never feel like I can’t approach somebody in Creative for a suggestion. That’s the openness of communication. You can ask for advice but they trust you to do it the way you would.”

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