Since Christy Hemme opted to remain in the United States, TNA signed SoCal Val to replace her during the tour of Europe. It was supposed to have been a temporary move, but it is now looking like it might become a permanent one. Two longtime producers have opted to leave the company, which means that management will have to move people around backstage. Christy could be utilized more as a producer, which frees up Val to be the announcer.
March 2, 2015
Several years back, SoCal Val was contacted by the editors of Playboy magazine. They wanted to gauge her interest in posing nude. At the time, the TNA Knockout declined the offer but stated that she would consider it in the future. Since times have changed in the industry, that offer might never be on the table again. With WWE closing the doors on a potential deal to show the divas nude, the magazine is no longer interested in professional wrestling.
February 28, 2015
Later this month, TNA is heading back to England for a tour, and they're bringing along a familiar face. SoCal Val has been signed to make a return for the company during that stretch. She will be handling the ring announcing duties because Christy Hemme has opted to remain in the United States to take care of her newborn baby. The move is reportedly a temporary one, but there is a chance that Val could be brought back permanently.
January 17, 2015