IMPACT Wrestling Knockout Courtney Rush: “Stepping Out Without Rosemary Is ‘Very Scary’”

On last Thursday’s IMPACTonAXSTV episode – ahead of last Friday’s Under Siege – we saw the return of Rosemary’s alter ego, Courtney Rush. 

After Death Doll Jessicka was defeated by one half of the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Champion, Taylor Wilde, Wilde and partner KiLynn King beat down Jessicka post-match. This was followed by Courtney Rush coming out to make the save.

Following this debut, Jessicka & Courtney had a backstage segment, in which Courtney revealed that she’s an official Death Doll, as the alter ego of Rosemary.

Courtney Rush spoke with Denise Salcedo about leaving her Rosemary persona behind and transitioning to who she is now. Clearly, Rosemary still makes the decisions because according to Rush, Rosemary was always in the driver’s seat.

“Your guess is as good as mine. The last time I was aware of anything, as per mine and Rosemary’s agreement, she got to be in the driver seat and do whatever she wanted. I got to play video games on Twitch and live in an e-fed. It was great: seven years of bliss and now all of a sudden, I’ve got responsibilities again.”

Rush went on to explain that even though she’s a wrestler and used to be in theatre back in college, she has always had stage fright.

However, she explained that the Rosemary persona was her “confidence” and that she didn’t know if she could have ever competed in IMPACT without her.

Not being that character is “very scary. She’s the one that knows this world, not me.”

H/T Denise Salcedo of Wrestling Observer full article here

Full interview here:

Last Friday night at IMPACT’s LIVE Under Siege Countdown pre show, the Death Dollz defeated The Coven (Taylor Wilde & KiLynn King) in a non-title match when Courtney Rush put Taylor Wilde into the Sharpshooter submission. Wilde tapped out.

In 2016, Rosemary debuted in Impact as part of Decay. Since then, “The Demon Assassin” has remained a focal point on the roster, winning the Knockouts title once and the Knockouts Tag Team titles three times.

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