Newly signed Impact Backstage Interview Alicia Atout spoke with Wrestling Epicenter on signing with Impact, working a different interview style, her favorite interviews, and more.
On signing with 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 what it meant for Impact's other Backstage Interviewer, McKenzie Mitchell:
"I really don't know what the situation is with her currently. All I know is I was put on ImpactWrestling.com 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!"
Her favorite interviews as part of her YouTube channel, AMBY:
"For me, my interviews with Chris Jericho. It was crazy that I got to interview him. I also got to interview Rosemary from Impact Wrestling - She is terrifying! I was extremely scared that whole interview. I just interviewed her again. She let me escape with my life once again! [Laughs] That one is always a lot of fun for people to watch. My second round with LAX, the new three time Impact Tag Team Champions! That was a lot of fun because Konnan turned it into his Keeping It 100 podcast and flipped the script and started asking me and the boys questions. There's everything on my website from interviews with Mick Foley to the Young Bucks. It is all over the place! Everyone can check those out for sure!"