Friday, March 01, 2013
Big Bad Blog Video Theatre-Ivelisse Velez vs Lei'D Tapa
Last night's TNA Gut Check featured former WWE developmental wrestler Ivelisse Velez vs Lei'D Tapa. So we all know this is a work pretending to be a shoot. So that means both girls have signed TNA contracts. but based on this match, I believe Ivelisse is ready for the main TNA roster. She has been a pro wrestler for nine years. I can't imagine why the WWE released her. It wasn't because of looks or talent because she has both. She is also training for MMA. She was supposed to make her MMA debut tonight but postponed it so she could concentrate on TNA Gutcheck. This means she could cross over to Bellator. Lei'D Tapa is six feet tall. She is from Tonga and is the niece of former WWF and WCW star The Barbarian. She has been a wrestler for two years but she looked very green to me. Someone that big is very awkward to work with. At first Lei'D used her size to overpower Ivelisse. But I thought Ivelisse did a very good job of adapting to the size difference. She is very smooth in the ring and she was obviously told to emphasize her MMA moves. And she won the match with a guillotine choke. The judging is next week. But I think Ivelisse Velez is ready for TNA now. Lei'D Tapa should probably go to OVW for more seasoning. She has potential but she needs to be smoother. Enjoy the video!