Thanks to WSVN-TV Entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet for sending this in:
Hope you're having a great weekend! I had the chance to interview Ivelisse yesterday before Coastal Championship Wrestling's Cinco De Mayo show in Miami, FL and wanted to pass along the highlights. She talked about what's new for Season 4 of Lucha Underground, why she got fired from WWE by Bill DeMott, competing on Tough Enough and why she wants to work with Asuka more than anyone else.
What's new for Season 4 of Lucha Underground:
"It's going to be a different setting but it's not too different where it feels like it's out of this world. It has a nice mixture of familiarity with a little bit of different. The setting is really cool. There's a lot of new characters being introduced as well for Season 4 and specifically for me, you're going to see a lot of bad ass solo stuff, solo in the sense that there's no love story stuff that I've never really been a fan of."
Being fired from WWE right before the Women's Evolution began:
"It's kind of bittersweet that that's what I was trying to fight for when I was in WWE. I did it at the wrong time I suppose, just a little bit before it was time to do that. At that time Bill DeMott was the person that was there and he was kind of a big obstacle for what my goal was there, so right before this women's evolution. Right after I was released when was Sara Del Rey was signed which pretty much signified an actual change coming. That was very bitter. I probably could have held on a little bit longer and maybe it would have been different, but that's life and we'll see what the future holds."
Standing up to Bill DeMott, who eventually got her fired:
"He has a personality that can become rather quickly a bully type personality. For whatever the reason is in his life, I don't know, but he has that type of personality and eventually it will catch up to you. At first it works on fear with everyone around them but it catches up. For example, someone like me who isn't scared to stand up for themselves regardless of the fact that one punch from him and I'd be down. But in my mind, I don't fear that because if he were to choose to do something like that I would be suing him and who wins in that kind of scenario? A lot of people will be fearful of that but someone will always come along and stand up for themselves and he was able to get rid of me at that point but eventually it all stacks up on you."
Who she would want to face in a dream match:
"I'd want to wrestle Asuka because we have very, very similar wrestling styles. Like incredibly similar wrestling styles. I think it would mesh really well to be like a martial arts red dragon versus blue dragon type of thing and I'd really like that."