AEW’s Red Velvet recently spoke with Fightful to explain why she turned heel and who helped her when she first came to AEW.
Red Velvet talks about why she turned heel:
“It took a turn when I was booed when I was going against Willow,” Velvet said.
“It was the perfect time to pull the trigger. It wasn’t the first time I got booed. It was, if I can count correctly, the third time I got booed. The fans are honest , so you can’t be upset with that.
“It started in Pittsburgh against Britt. It had to happen. Then off to Chicago with Skye Blue. Then the final strike was against Willow. We pulled the trigger and Tony agreed that he thought it was time to go heel. After that, I didn’t really have a sense of where I was going. I sat in the Baddie section one day. I can’t give the exact answer on the idea of who it was because it could have been Jade or TK, but I don’t want to give false information. I just got placed in the Baddie section one day and it took off from there.
” It was great. I love being a villain.
Red Velvet talks about who helped her when she came to AEW:
“Coming into AEW, Dustin is obviously the head coach. Dustin saw something special in me and took me under his wing. Back then too, Cody and Brandi definitely took me under their wing. I think it all went up from there,” she said.
“It was nothing planned. It was just perfect timing. Brandy had another adventure in her life. She got pregnant. I was pretty grateful that Cody saw something in me to put me in this position. At the time, I wasn’t signed to AEW on a back-to-back All Elite contract when I wrestled Jade against Shaq. Just being put in that position that he thought I could occupying this position in such a high caliber game was quite pleasant.
You can watch Red Velvet’s full chat with Fightful below.
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