Posted by Brad Drysdale
Don’t let the title of the article fool you. Angelina Love is gone from TNA, and Madison Rayne is pregnant. But will TNA revive The Beautiful People? I’ve had this idea in my head for a while, and there have been eerie similarities of late on Impact to when the BP first formed.
Taryn Terrell helps Velvet Sky win matches.
This was when the seed of the idea started growing in my mind. As Knockouts referee, there were a few times when Taryn botched three counts when Gail Kim’s foot was on the rope, or under the rope, leading to a Velvet Sky victory. While this was obviously done for Taryn’s rivalry progression with Gail Kim, I wondered if there was something more sinister afoot. Seeing Taryn raising Velvet’s hand reminded me of Angelina Love, and the Beautiful People. Velvet was always second in command, never winning the Knockouts’ title while Angeline Love racked up numerous reigns as the unofficial leader of the BP. But now that Velvet’s on top, it’s her time to be number one? Isn’t she at all pissy that she was never the leader of the BP? So maybe she reached out to a fellow blonde, who now just happens to be a wrestler.
Then the idea went away for a while. I think it would have been a viable option for the Knockouts’ division. We haven’t really seen a dominant force or group tearing through the Knockouts’ since Awesome Kong left, or the Beautiful People were wrecking havoc on the other girls week in and week out. In my opinion, The Beautiful People run from 2008-2009 (forgive me as my dates are hazy on this one) was the most successful and entertaining women’s stable, ever. Why not give it a second wind? And it wasn’t until this week’s Impact when the lights came on and I truly believed that this is the direction TNA creative is taking!
Joey Ryan as Knockout’s referee.
Does anyone remember Cute Kip? Billy Gunn’s “assman” gimmick run in TNA? A loyal henchman to the Beautiful People. When I saw Joey Ryan with Taryn and Velvet, I instantly thought of Cute Kip. And seeing Taryn and Velvet come out to the BP/Velvet’s entrance music, with cute double team moves, I really thought I was seeing a 2nd incarnation of the Beautiful People. Joey Ryan would be perfect for the team, helping Velvet to defend the Knockouts’ title. Give them the Knockouts’ tag title! Give them Taeler Hendrix! Make them unstoppable! Give the women a storyline they can work with.
What do you think? Would you love to see Velvet head up an all new Beautiful People? Who would be in it? Or am I alone in wishing to see them return?
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