Interview with Knockouts Champion Sienna & Allie about Charlotte Flair, Bayley, gimmick matches & more!
With the sudden departure of Taryn Terrell from Impact Wrestling, the big Knockouts Championship match at Bound for Glory is now a triple threat contest.
Having caught up with Gail Kim two weeks ago, this week we had a chance to speak to the other two participants- Sienna and Allie. We picked their minds about a variety of topics during the weekly Impact Wrestling teleconference. Here are some of the highlights.
#1 Sienna, on social media you brought attention to the fact that Charlotte Flair may have stolen your look. Could you elaborate on that?
Sienna: Did I say that she stole it or asked her if she needed help with her fashion? I called attention to something that was pretty familiar to me and give her the opportunity to elaborate at her end.
But, I don't remember Ric Flair wearing peacock feathers around his neck. That's all I'm going to say.
#2 How long before a match do you start planning? How did Taryn's departure affect the match?
Sienna: I'm not really sure what you mean by the plan for a match. Her departure means that I have one less person in my way.
Allie: I'll tell you what I've been doing. I'm not only training in the ring two or three times a week, but I'm also working out, six days a week, twice a day. I've been studying matches.
Sienna: Do you really think that working out twelve times a week is going to help you? Or do you think that's going to hurt you?
Allie: Sorry? You are going to hurt me? Is that what you said?
Sienna: No, do you think that is going to hurt you? You're overexerting yourself!
Allie: How about yourself, Sienna?
Sienna: I have a strategy, so that's none of your business.
#3 Allie, could a darker side of your personality be unleashed in the future? Maybe a heel turn?
Allie: I don't know. But there's a possible demon that might be able to bring something out of me. So, I'm not going to rule that out. Definitely a possibility (laughter).
#4 What do you think of the comparisons made between your character and that of Bayley, Allie?
Allie: I guess, in general, people always look for similarities. Bayley and I are good guys, so to speak. Super babyfaces. I guess that's the similar quality that we have. But in terms of our wrestling style and our characters as a whole, I don't think we are all that similar, you know.
I take it as a compliment because Bayley is a really great talent. She's a wonderful person and an awesome wrestler.
#5 Following Sienna's awesome match with Rosemary (Last Knockout Standing match), are there other gimmick matches that you may want to be part of, in the future someday?
Allie: Yeah, absolutely. 100% I'm pretty much up for anything.
Sienna: I was actually telling someone the other day that I'd love to have a casket match someday...
Allie: Okay, I would also like to have a casket match...
Sienna: Okay, you can't just copy my answer!
Allie: But I do. I really do.
Sienna: I like a lot of stipulation matches. I think more than trying new ones, I'd love to bring back some of the older ones that I have had to Impact TV. I haven't had a cage match for Impact yet. I've been in dog collar matches. I just find them very entertaining. I like telling those stories.
Allie: For anybody who has followed along with my feud with Rosemary in Smash Wrestling, we were given an opportunity to do a lot of gimmick style matches. We did a cage match, we did a hardcore match, used thumbtacks, tables and chairs. Just about everything we had.
I felt really lucky to be able to tell this story over so many matches. So I feel those gimmick style matches opened the doors to get more depth to the story. I definitely want to see more of that, in the Knockouts Division surely.
Catch Allie and Sienna on Impact, only on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, every Friday.