Red Velvet is one of the many women doing great things on AEW. She started out in AEW as a rookie but has quickly blossomed into a whole new performer, especially after turning heel and joining Jade Cargill & Keira Hogan as apart of “The Baddies”.
Velvet has been putting in work behind the scenes to continue to improve. She recently sat down with Will Washington, Phil Lindsey, and Righteous Reg of Grapsody to speak about who is helping her behind the scenes, namely, noting Bryan Danielson as a big help.
Currently, right now, I’m working a lot behind the scenes with BJ Whitmer. He’s one of the agents. I work a lot hand-in-hand with him. I’m training with Jade as well with Bryan Danielson. That’s been a gear change. He’s somebody I really look up to and somebody I’ve watched, I wouldn’t say growing up because it was later in the time, when I was older and Bryan got to WWE. I’ve been watching a lot of his stuff and the fact that he gets to get in the ring with Jade and I and little things, from the basics, it’s been great and he’s really helped me tap into how aggressive I can get and be as a heel. I have to thank him because I’m been training a lot more with him. We still train with Dustin and stuff, but more focus on my heel character and change has definitely been Bryan and BJ behind the scenes.– Red Velvet via Grapsody Podcast
Velvet also spoke about who helped her when she got started, noting her trainer, La Rosa Negra and those at FEW for originally training her, but when she first got with AEW, the Rhodes family was there for her.
Starting at AEW, I was immediately taken under…obviously Dustin (Rhodes), he’s the head trainer, so Dustin saw something special in me and took me under his wing. At the time as well, Cody and Brandi definitely took me under their wing and it all went uphill from there. It was nothing that was planned, it was perfect timing. Brandi had another venture in her life, she got pregnant, and I was grateful that Cody saw something in me to put me in that position because, at the time, I was not signed with AEW on a straight All Elite contract when I wrestled Jade and Shaq. To even be put in that position, for him to have thought that I could hold that position in such a caliber of match was very nice. There were so many who have had a hand in helping me out. Vickie (Guerrero) has been really great, she’s been the best figure for the women’s locker room since I’ve been there. I don’t want to leave anyone out because there’s been so many people of the faculty and office who have helped me grow and weren’t afraid to tell me ‘this didn’t look that good, we need to change this.’ I have to thank all the agents I’ve ever worked with, from then until now.– Red Velvet via Grapsody Podcast
Red Velvet continues to showcase her improvements in AEW as a Baddie.
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