Former TNA Knockout Nikki Roxx talked about rejecting the company’s offer to work their “Knockouts Knockdown” pay-per-view taping in an interview with The Greg DeMaro Show. Below is an excerpt of her comments:
On declining an invitation to appear on the all-Knockout PPV special:
“You can only get kicked so many times. … I think that I had finally had enough. They had trouble treating me very well to begin with and I felt like I was being a glutton for punishment every time I went back. … I felt like it was the right time to tell them no. It was like one of those bad relationships where you keep trying to get away from it. … You can’t treat people badly and then hope that they’ll come back and hang out. … A lot of the girls I’ve spoken to turned them down.”
On the pay for a TNA Knockout:
“I absolutely loved being a part of it. … I loved being a part of history [with the division]. That being said, I feel like they are not sure how to treat their employees. … There were multiple times where someone was working a day job while being on TV. You’re supposed to be an international TV star but you’re having to get a job tending bar or working at a Sunglass Hut. … From my experience I would see that was straight across the board [not just limited to Knockouts]. … They weren’t very biased about it.”
Richard Reacts: I think it’s admirable that Roxxi didn’t kayfabe when asked about turning TNA down. We heard of a lot of “schedule conflicts” but no one really stepped up and told it like it was. I always appreciate honestly in this business.