Former TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love gives her thoughts on JBL.
Though best known for her time in TNA, Angelina Love spent nearly three years in WWE’s developmental territories but was never promoted to the main roster before being released from her contract in May 2007.
Speaking on a recent edition of Cafe de Rene, Angelina Love discussed a range of topics from her time in WWE including her relationship with WWE Hal of Famer JBL:
“JBL always liked me, which everybody thought was weird because JBL didn’t like any of the girls, but he liked me because I wasn’t a Diva Search girl, I knew how to wrestle, I was college educated, and like you know I just wasn’t like I was there because I’ve been a fan and I worked hard. Basically, I didn’t sleep my way anywhere. So I think he respected me for that.”
Love also revealed that she was supposed to make her main roster debut at the 2006 Royal Rumble, aligning herself with JBL and becoming a member of his cabinet:
“Jillian [Hall] was with JBL and she had that big thing on her face, remember The Boogeyman bit it off. (…) So he wanted me to be like the new girl in the cabinet. So, once The Boogeyman bit that thing off Jillian’s face, she was supposed to be gone for a while, enter me as the new girl in the cabinet, and then a few months later, Jillian would return as a babyface and her and I would feud.”
Ten days before the event, Love tore her ACL while training and thus the plans for her debut were discarded.
JBL has often been labelled as being a bully behind the scenes with many accusing the star of taking things too far whilst others have defended him, claiming this wasn’t the case.