Jody Threat On Her Skateboarder Gimmick Being Stolen: "Oh Hell Yeah, Now I Can Drop It"

Jody Threat wanted to keep something important to her out of the ring.

Jody Threat is one of IMPACT Wrestling's newest signees. Jody was a guest on Fightful's Wrestling Perspective Podcast with Lars Frederiksen and Dennis Farrell. Jody talked with Fightful about a variety of topics. However, she spoke about how she was trying to find out who she wanted to be in the ring character-wise and how it has an effect on her now,

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"I struggle with it still. What you see is me just cranked up on usually Reign Energy Drinks. Truly but I like the gimmick. So my original gimmick, if you will, was more of like a skater girl, which I did not want to do. I wanted to keep my skating life out of wrestling because they were two separate passions, and I didn't want them to bleed so much into each other." Jody said.

Jody would tell Lars and Dennis, whose idea was to do the gimmick. "My first trainer before I got to Josh [Alexander] was very adamant about me trying it out as a gimmick just because it was so much a part of me, and I could do some cute little spots on the outside with my board. So, I used to hit a head scissors off my board, like a lariat spear, and set it up for really cool cutoffs.

Jody would explain her excitement when the time came when she could stop the skateboarder gimmick and was excited because now she could keep it separate and out of the ring.

"I didn't want to exploit that part of me. So, it always felt awkward. I spent so long trying to shake that board [gimmick]. But, again, I really didn't want to bring that into this world because wrestling, for me, I have to keep it separate from real life, Jody. So, what happened was one of the girls from NXT who was on the Indies, who I did wrestle, stole the skateboarded gimmick, and I was like, Oh, hell, yeah. Now, I can drop it, and then I just went straight into truly 16; 17-year-old Jody hopped up on Reign Energy Drinks." Jody said.

When asked about her character development and if it was her main focus as of now. Jody would tell The Wrestling Perspective what her primary focus is now.

"My main focus was to be the best wrestler that I could be in the ring. That has been my primary focus always. Then I think maybe, the whole character thing I'm still working on, and you're always evolving. I sometimes wish I did spend a bit more time on that, but I guess it kind of works that I am a little more authentic because I don't really have to try too hard to put over the character." Jody said

Jody Threat defeated Dani Lucha on the June 1st edition of IMPACT Wrestling. Fightful has a live show review that airs every week after IMPACT ends. You can watch the June 1st episode at this link here.

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