Prior to retiring from professional wrestling, Velvet Sky had a very successful run in TNA alongside Angelina Love as The Beautiful People.
The former TNA Knockouts Champion recently spoke to Press Slamabout her professional wrestling career and mentioned The Beautiful People. She first revealed that the reason the duo never saw a WWE run was because the company wanted to change the tag team into their own version of the gimmick:
“This is like the million dollar question: How come The Beautiful People were never in the WWE. Well, it’s because [WWE] wanted to create their own version of what is already out there that they see that works.
“And, The Beautiful People, Angelina and I, we would never want The Beautiful People to be tainted or twisted or anything that I feel WWE would try to do to us if we were ever there. We would never be allowed to be The Beautiful People.
“The entrance? Forget it. We’d never be able to let the pigeons loose there. It wouldn’t work there. And like I said, they’ve created their own version of The Beautiful People, so they even knew that we worked.”
In regards to her claim that WWE made their own version of The Beautiful People, she suggested LayCool (Michelle McCool and Layla) and today’s team of The IIconics was essentially a ripoff of The Beautiful People:
“Back when we were still in TNA, it was LayCool, and now it’s the IIconics. It’s the same kind of mean, ‘I’m better than you’, the whispering, the pointing, the laughing, the humiliating.
“I mean, especially in the middle of our Beautiful People peak is when they created LayCool. They were kinda doing the similar antics, the humiliating the girls, the heel role. I mean, it’s very flattering, I must say it’s flattering that what we have is such high demand that they tried to take the ball and gave it to the girls that are there now.”