In the latest twist in the Lacey Von Erich/Angelina Love controversy, the TNA newcomer is apparently backpedaling on some comments she made regarding the founding member of “The Beautiful People” in an interview published today in the Miami Herald. Von Erich has taken the situation to Twitter, writing the following on her account:
“I hope everyone enjoyed the show last night! Angelina Love was amazing in the beautiful people and I hope I do it justice! P.S. Don’t believe rumors! I think Angelina will be missed in TNA and hope we can work together someday!”
It is unclear how her comments regarding Love can be considered “rumors” considering they were direct quotes from her for an article in a respected newspaper. If she is to be believed, the quotes made about Love were fabricated by the author of the Miami Herald article, Scott Fishman. Although it should be noted that there are several other quotes from Von Erich in the piece which definitely don’t appear to be fabricated.
In case you missed it, Von Erich said the following about Love in the interview published today in the Miami Herald:
“[Angelina] wasn’t a good fit for it in my opinion. I thought that everybody was going to be, `Oh no. Angelina is gone,’ but not one person said that. Nobody really missed her that much. I feel like I can fill the shoes that I’m supposed to. TNA told me this role was made for me, and I feel the same way. I’ve never met Angelina before in my life. After what some people have said, I don’t know if I want to.”
After the Miami Herald article was published, Von Erich was reportedly ordered by management to personally contact Love and apologize for her disparaging remarks.
The feeling backstage in TNA is that Von Erich did not make a good first impression in her debut at last week’s television taping in Orlando. The broadcast saw Von Erich align herself with “The Beautiful People,” effectively replacing Love in the group. While it’s been noted that Love herself wasn’t particularly popular among those in the TNA locker room, many feel the comments made by Von Erich were completely unnecessary considering she just debuted for the company.