Former WWE Diva says Stacy Carter was a poison who used Jerry Lawler, recalls Steve Austin telling her she should have kicked out of a planned WrestleMania 17 finish
RingbellesOnline.com "Women of Wrestling" interview with former WWE Diva Lisa "Ivory" Moretti
Interview conducted by Lee Burton
Available at Ivory Part One and Ivory Part Two.
On what caused her to go to the GLOW audition, and why she stuck around: "I went there because my girlfriend Nadine - who was my tag team partner Ashley - was an actress, so she got a call for an audition. So she wanted to drag me over there because we were friends from our cheerleading days... I didn't know anything about wrestling and didn't want to get squashed by a bunch of big, huge musclewomen but when I met Mando [Guerrero], he was the guy that turned me on to wrestling because he was so passionate about it."
On being a Tough Enough trainer: "I wouldn't have picked Linda Miles [to win Tough Enough 2]. I avidly said that when we had our sit-downs to decide who would stay and who would go – I mean, it was just all up to us, of course – but Linda Miles definitely has great charisma, but I knew she had an ego problem and I outwardly said 'I will shoot myself in my foot if Linda Miles gets picked,' because I don't want to share a locker room with her."
On standing up Ricky Steamboat at the Cauliflower Alley reunion last month: "I had a date with Ricky Steamboat to go to the pool and have a vodka rocks with him, the the GLOW girls said, 'We're all getting together for lunch, you gotta do that,' and I was like, 'Ooh, Ricky Steamboat and vodka or all the girls at lunch.' And I did the girls and lunch because there are more of them and this is the beginning and we've all got to stick together... I hoped he would have forgotten, but then later at the banquet he reminded me, and he couldn't find me. I was like, 'Oh, man! Did I just blow it!'"
Her opinion of Stacy "Miss Kitty" Carter: "She was a poison. She used her Jerry Lawler card just to get on board and Jerry Lawler was an announcer, so he's got a lot of push on who he can say great things about and interject about during his two hours on TV and then he's also privileged to be in on the writers' meetings. So here you've got a person who comes on board that has somebody rooting for them. She snuck her way into an angle with Chyna as the Mini-Me girl; look at all the stuff she got on board with that was already existing without her help – Right To Censor... she [even] got in on the Women's Title and what did she do with it? Nothing."
On Chyna squashing her at WrestleMania X-Seven: "She was a taker in the ring, not a giver... The only regret I have is that I should have kicked out at WrestleMania. If Mae and Moolah taught me anything, it was, 'It's live, do what you want to do.' And when she lay on me like she did at the very end, I thought, 'That is so rank'... and then the very next day at lunch, Stone Cold said to me 'I didn't like the way she pinned you.' I said, 'Me neither!' "He said, 'You should have kicked out.' And I said, 'That's what I was thinking!'"
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