GFW’s Laurel Van Ness was on a conference call involving WrestlingInc owner Raj Giri, where she spoke about her character and relationship with WWE ‘Smackdown Live‘ superstar Zack Ryder.

Ness is currently in a storyline with Grado, who has asked her to marry him on the latest ‘Impact Wrestling’ episode. The storyline is very interesting and Ness does wonders under her current gimmick. We recommend watching the video we’ve linked down below to get an understanding of the character from the most recent perspective.

As Grado Proposes to Laurel Van Ness.... Kongo Kong Interrupts | #IMPACTICYMI July 27th, 2017

To begin with, Ness speaks about her character and how it came to be:

“My character has kind of been the brainchild of everyone. Dutch [Mantel] and I worked on the character when I cut a promo after I was left at the altar. And Dutch kept kind of pushing me to get a little bit crazier and a little bit crazier. And the finished product was a promo where I was drinking champagne and singing the Song of No Tomorrow and it blew up.”

She then speaks in length about her feelings on the maniacal character she portrays on the ‘Impact Wrestling’ show:

“Like I did not realize how insane I would look or how much people would love it. But from then on, everyone has kind of given me their input and their take from what this character is or what crazy people come into their life or what they’ve done that maybe I can include in my character. And I really appreciate that because every single person has a take on what this crazy hot mess jilted bride should be like and I’ve been able to include some of those things in my promos, in backstage segments and in the ring. And I love that, I can’t totally take credit for it because it really has been every single person in the locker room and backstage working on this with me.”

Ness comments on her relationship with Ryder:

“We call it the inter-promotional relationship but he loves the character, he thinks it’s absolutely ridiculous and he absolutely loves screenshotting pictures of me being crazy and sending them to me to be funny. So it’s kind of a running joke we have going where every Thursday I get a new picture of myself and I didn’t know I could look, you know, that crazy.”

She continues speaking about how she and Ryder act at home:

“On the relationship side of things, it really doesn’t matter who we work for or what company we work for or even if we were both wrestlers or not. At the end of the day when we come home we don’t take work home with us and we talk about normal things that you know, what flowers we’re going to plant in the garden or what tile is going to go in the house, you know. We’re not sitting there at the dinner table talking about what spots we can do in our next match so I think surprisingly you would be very bored if you sat with us and listened to our conversations.”

To see more Laurel Van Ness, tune into GFW ‘Impact Wrestling’ every Thursday. You can find the latest show results here. As always, Wrestling Rumors will continue to update you on stories as news breaks!

Editor’s Note:

I am still rather sad Ryder is no longer with Emma, but I love he is happy with Laurel Van Ness now. She is an awesome talent and it is cool to see her speak about her gimmick and the relationship with Ryder. We don’t always get to see that in the wrestling world.

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