Red Velvet Reveals How She Became A Baddie

2 months ago by Amanda DeChene

@_AmandaSavage
Red Velvet Reveals How She Became A Baddie AEW

In a new interview, AEW star Red Velvet reveals how an organic heel turn led her into one of the hottest acts in wrestling, The Baddies.

In a chat with  Will Washington, Righteous Reg, and Phil Lindsey of Grapsody, Red Velvet revealed how the heel turn to become a baddie came to be.

Talking about the transition from face to heel, Red Velvet said:

“Honestly, I think everything was kind of fate. It wasn’t something I suggested. I was a babyface when I was going against Jade a lot. I never really thought there would be a moment in our careers where we would be linked together. It took a turn when I got booed when I was going against Willow. That was the perfect time to pull the trigger. It wasn’t the first time I had gotten booed. It was, if I can count correctly, the third time I had been booed. The fans are honest, so you can’t be upset with that. It started off in Pittsburgh against Britt, it was bound to happen. Then it went on to Chicago with Skye Blue and then the final strike was against Willow. We pulled the trigger there and Tony (Khan) agreed that he thought it was time to go heel. After that, I didn’t really have a sense of direction of where I was going to go, I just got sat in the Baddie Section one day. I can’t give you the exact answer of whose idea it was because it maybe could have been Jade or TK, but I don’t want to give false information, I just got put in the Baddie Section one day and it just took off from there. It’s been great. I love being a Baddie. It’s good to be bad.”

Expanding further, Red Velvet described the instances in her career when the fans had begun to boo her, noting that it was motivating in that it led to a very organic shift in her character, saying:

“Everything in my career, even going from babyface to heel, was all timing and never planned. It wasn’t, ‘this day, we set you heel.’ It happened organically and that’s been the best part for me. It keeps me on my toes and that’s made me grow as a wrestler.

“I kind of thought, coming to AEW, I was going to be a babyface, always. I don’t think TK [Tony Khan] had any plans of turning me heel, I don’t even think he thought there was a mean bone in my body to be a heel. It’s only the beginning. I don’t think I’ve let people see how dark I can really get.”

Red Velvet remains in action alongside the rest of the #JadeBrand on AEW Dynamite including fellow Baddie Kiera Hogan, Stokely Hathaway, and of course the TBS Champion Jade Cargill.

Transcription via Fightful

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