We’re told both Ivelisse Veliz and Lei’d Tapa were not “smarted up” in advance of last week’s announcement on Impact Wrestling as to who would be getting a TNA contract. They heard it for the first time as a shoot on live TV and we’re told there was a lot of laughter from those watching the monitor backstage at the way Ivelisse reacted.
They also didn’t know it had already been decided the week before that TNA planned to offer them both contracts anyway. Word traveled around the locker room but nobody told either Gut Check participant. It became a rib with the boys gathering around the monitor to see the reactions when they were told live on Spike TV.