Joy Giovanni reflects on working with The Undertaker inside the ring when she was learning how to bump.
Joy Giovanni was only around in WWE for a brief time, but during that time, she worked with legends such as John Bradshaw Layfield, The Big Show, and Kurt Angle on-screen. Joy even got to work with Undertaker behind the scenes.
During a recent interview with DS of Ring the Belle, Joy Giovanni reflected on working with the Undertaker and the time "The Phenom" spent teaching her one of the basics of wrestling: taking a flat-back bump.
"I mean, I wouldn't say he trained me. He was one of the people that was trying to teach me, in all of his long wisdom, how to take a bump on the canvas. I remember him saying, 'You got to tuck your chin, but you just land flat with your whole body at once.' I just was like, 'What does that even mean?' He was working with me. I mean, it could have been -- in my memory now, it could have been 20 minutes. Do you know what I mean? It felt like a long time to me. I remember the rest of the day and the next day, I couldn't even turn my head just from trying to land and trying to do it because I would want to do it, but your body naturally doesn't want to let you fall flat on your back, and that ring, if you're 100 pounds, is not so bouncy, I have to tell you," Joy said.
Giovanni was gone from the company by July 2005, and today she's a psychic medium. Fans can keep up with the former WWE Diva by following her on Instagram.
All these years later, Undertaker has been approached about becoming a coach at the WWE Performance Center. Fans can read Undertaker's comments on that at this link.
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