Female Wrestling - Former TNA Knockout Velvet Sky
Former TNA Knockout, Velvet Sky
Jamie Szantyr was born June 2nd, 1981 in New Britain, Connecticut.
She's better known for working at TNA as Velvet Sky, or wrestling outside of TNA as Talia Madison.
This young lady is more than a pretty face.
Before wrestling, Jamie was into cheer leading, softball, cross-country, and track.
Jamie started out learning to wrestle at Jason Knight's (who you may remember from ECW) "House of Pain Pro Wrestling Dojo".
After she finished training at the Dojo, she started working for Independent wrestling promotions under a variety of names such as Miss Talia, Talia Doll, and Talia Madison.
While she was doing that, she had her first brush with TNA (sorta) as she and Indy wrestler April Hunter formed a tag team called "T&A".
April was the "T" and Talia was the "A".
TNA Webography: Velvet Sky
While on the Indy circuit, Velvet won her first title in World Xtreme Wrestling (WXW), winning a battle royal on May 29, 2004 to capture the WXW Women's Championship.
She made a few appearances for the wrestling promotion formerly known as WWF in 2005 and 2006.
Of course they didn't recognize her talent and she was never signed to a contract.
Velvet Sky vs. ODB
Talia won the Defiant Pro Wrestling Women's title on April 8, 2006 after defeating Alere Little Feather and another lady she would work with in the future at TNA, Nikki Roxx, in a three-way match.
She went to work for Women's Extreme Wrestling as Talia Doll, and she and April Hunter reunited to win the WEW Tag Team titles.
Velvet also held the WEW World Women's title for a time after defeating Angel Orsini (Riptide) in a match on May 5 2007.
In 2007 when TNA announced their women's division, Jamie entered the division as Talia Madison.
After the 10-woman Gauntlet match at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view, her ring name was changed to Velvet Sky
In December 2007, she and Angelina Love were paired together as Velvet Love Entertainment. The name was later changed to "The Beautiful People" and she and Angelina became heels in short order.
She got a shot at the Knockouts title after winning a Knockouts Battle Royal on TNA Impact! on July 17, but lost the title match and two more title shots in rapid succession to then Champion Taylor Wilde.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated ranked Velvet twenty third of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female Top 50 in 2008.
Wrestling Matters: Velvet Sky
In September of 2011, TNA started a push for Velvet to be on the next season of Dancing With The Stars.
Hey, Stacey Keibler and Chris Jericho both did it, why not Velvet?
You can get more info here:
Velvet Sky Updates
Velvet left TNA on July 26, 2012 after failing to come to terms on a new contract.
On September 22nd, 2012, at a Northeast Wrestling event, Velvet reunited with Angelina Love as the Beautiful People and took on Madison Rayne and Rosita.
Then on October 4th, she and Angelina took on FWE Women's Champion Maria Kanellis and Katrina Lea in the Family Wrestling Entertainment (FWE) wrestling promotion.
Velvet Sky Returns
On December 6th, 2012 during a segment with Mickie James and TNA Women's Knockout Champion Tara on Impact, Velvet Sky returned to TNA
Yes Velvet is back with a slightly different look than she had when she left.
She has vowed to become Knockouts Champion again and at Genesis on January 13th, 2013 she won a five woman gauntlet match by eliminating Gail Kim and became the number one contender.
She said she was going to do it and she did.
At Impact Wrestling in London on February 21st, 2013, Velvet beat Tara, Miss Tessmacher and Gail Kim in a fatal four way elimination match to win the belt for her second time.
Velvet Sky Pics
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Velvet Sky at Amazon
Velvet Sky in the WWE?
We all know that Bubba Ray Dudley is back in the WWE.
And we know that he and Velvet have been in a relationship for quite a while.
So what are the chances that with Velvet's TNA contact ending in April, that we may see Velvet in the WWE?
She could show up in NXT or jump right into the main roster.
In April of 2016, Velvet left TNA. So that WWE turn may be closer than we thought.....