Impact Announcer Alicia Atout Explains Process Of Getting Hired

New Impact Wrestling interviewer and founder of AMBY (A Music Blog, Yea?) Alicia Atout was interviewed recently by Interactive Wrestling Radio. You can see the full interview above and at this link, and highlights below.

Why backstage interviews always looked puzzled after their guest ends the interview:
"(laughs) That's actually something that I've not been instructed to do. It is one of those things where if I just got yelled at or they just say something very bazarre... Sometimes they'll be like, "Hey, can you get out of the frame? Can you just let me do my own thing?" It is like, "What? You want me to go? You just yelled at me? What was that all about?" I think it is an instinctual thing because us backstage interviews are put in the position where we are getting yelled at or we are in these interesting scenarios. So, we take a step back and are like, "What just happened? What did they just say to me?" It is almost like a go to because you feel that way a lot of the time."

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How she ended up signed to Impact:
"As I mentioned, I was doing a lot of backstage interview work and started attending a lot of BCW shows in Windsor which is the company founded by Impact EVP Scott D'Amore. From there, I started doing a lot of their backstage interviews and working with a lot of Impact talent. From there, Scott and I started having conversations and one thing lead to another. Now, I'm not only going to be on TV every Thursday night on POP TV in America and Fite Network and Game TV in Canada but I'm also going to be at Slammiversary - The biggest pay per view of the year! It all started with just a conversation and my love for wrestling, really, and now I'm here!"


The drama around the announcement that she had signed and how it impacts McKenzie Mitchell:
"I really don't know what the situation is with her currently. All I know is I was put on as part of the roster. I shared it because I was excited and fans just make their own assumptions. I honestly don't know what is happening with her contractually or otherwise. I'm just happy that I get to be a part of the show!"

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