New Ring Of Honor (ROH) faction, The Allure, debuted during last month’s G1 Supercard event on April 6th. The ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) co-promoted show would see Mandy Leon turn heel, aligning herself with both Angelina Love and Velvet Sky.
In an interview with TV Insider, Sky addressed the concern fans had over the new stable, acknowledging that The Allure is not a rehashed version of The Beautiful People.
“Everyone keeps comparing The Allure to the Beautiful People,” she said. “It’s not the same concept. Adding Mandy to the group, she is a perfect fit. She looks great. She can definitely hold her own in the ring. We’re not doing the Beautiful People 2.0 without Madison [Rayne], which seems to be the consensus that is out there among certain people in the business and wrestling fans as well.”
Sky also addresses the criticism that the group has received since their debut, saying that there are a lot of “Lots of haters, subtweeters, group texting, shade thrown our way, jealousy we’ve seen” before sharing that this reaction doesn’t faze them at all. Instead, they reflect on “the powerful buzz the three of us have created just by joining forces together.”
Looking forward, Sky divulged that The Allure already has their eyes set on getting the Women Of Honor championship into their group, confessing that “We aren’t everybody’s cup of tea. That’s fine. We’re not there so everyone can like us. The Ring of Honor fan base is much different than the Impact fan base because the Impact fan base appreciates that extra entertainment. They are not all about strictly in-ring action. I’m not saying that’s bad. To each their own, everybody has their likes, dislikes, flavors.”
“Maybe it won’t take any time at all,” she continued. “Or maybe the Ring of Honor fan base won’t warm up to us. That’s totally fine because we are not there to make friends with the fan base. We’re there to make a statement on Women of Honor, at the top and eventually get that Women of Honor championship in The Allure.”
Only time will tell whether The Allure will be able to make the kind of impact they envision in ROH, but with their impactful debut they’re already on their way to shaking up the Women Of Honor status quo.