Coming off of her debut for Ring of Honor at Best in the World, this past weekend, former IMPACT Knockouts Champion Chelsea Green made her return to IMPACT Wrestling and teamed with Matt Cardona to take on Brian Myers and Tenille Dashwood.
Going into the match, it was promoted that Cardona would have a mystery partner and all signs pointed towards Chelsea Green after Scott D’Amore stated that the forthcoming bout should be a “hot mess”. Chelsea took to her ‘Green with Envy’ podcast to discuss her return and stated that IMPACT welcomed her with open arms.
IMPACT welcomed me back this weekend with open arms and I’m so thankful for them. When I was first booked for Slammiversary, we didn’t know what I would be doing. It’s funny because it seemed like Twitter knew what I would be doing. Everyone assumed and tweeted that I was gonna be wrestling my best friend Deonna [Purrazzo] who is the IMPACT Knockouts Champion. Well, surprise Twitter. F*ck you Twitter. I’m just kidding, that was mean. But seriously, surprise Twitter, that was never the plan. So, sucks to suck, all of you who tweeted about that.
When Chelsea arrived to Ring of Honor, it was stated that she would not be cleared in time to wrestle in the Women’s World Championship tournament because of her broken arm. She was able to compete at Slammiversary because there is no health commission in Nashville to prevent her from doing so. Green added that it did not feel good wrestling with the injury but she thinks it was worth it.
So obviously I’ve been talking about the familiarity — look at that fancy f*cking word. Ah, the familiarity of IMPACT, but one thing that wasn’t familiar clearly was wrestling with a broken arm. Slammiversary was in Tennessee so they don’t have a health commission, so a health commission cannot ban me from wrestling with a broken arm, see what I mean? So I f*cking did it. Yolo, right? Last week, obviously I was upset that I couldn’t wrestle for Ring of Honor in the Women’s Championship tournament but I understood why. The Maryland Commission was not having any of it. But in Nashville however, it is balls to the wall, woo! We were good to go so I took the opportunity and I ran with it, cast and all. I will say it doesn’t feel great, okay. Doesn’t feel ten out of ten but it was ten out of ten worth it, 100 percent worth it. A little pain, a lot of pleasure, that sounds dirty. Anyway, I’m struggling today but the pain wasn’t really my main issue getting back into the ring. My issue was actually more so mental. I wasn’t nervous it was gonna hurt. I just had this weird mental blockage. I didn’t realize how much this injury would affect me mentally this time around. I think the first and second time that I broke my arm, I truly believed in my head that it was a freak accident. So when it happened for the third time, because this is the third time I’ve broken my arm if you don’t know. I really was in my head about it. I was super nervous to get in the ring, I kept putting off practicing which is not really like me and I know it was purely because mentally I just wasn’t in a place where I felt ready to get back in, but I knew I just had to do it so I f*cking did it. I conquered the fear, I really had no choice. I kind of had to once my music hit, didn’t I? Imagine that, you guys, just picture Matt [Cardona] comes out first to his music and stands on the ramp and I don’t come out? Oh that would’ve been so good.
In that mixed tag match at Slammiversary, Chelsea shared the ring with Tenille Dashwood, ex-significant other of Matt Cardona. Chelsea shared that she and Tenille were at a party together several months ago and got the initial awkwardness out of the way. Chelsea was more excited about the buzz of her and Tenille being involved in a story together opposed to the actual wrestling.
So if it wasn’t weird having our [Chelsea & Matt Cardona] first match together and working together for basically the first time, it was f*cking weird going into it knowing that we were gonna be wrestling his ex-girlfriend. I think we pulled it off though. This wasn’t the first time that his ex and I have spent some time together so at least that took the pressure off of everything. A couple months back, we all went to a birthday party together and we got the awkward first hangout out of the way. So this wasn’t as awkward as I’m making it seem. It was more so the thought of it being awkward and the thought of the locker room watching us and then thinking it was awkward, does that make sense? Very dramatic of me but Matt’s ex, she’s super cool and very relaxed so it all went smooth, thank God. But I know everyone on social media was going buck wild over seeing that matchup, which I was kind of living for. Like that’s why I was excited to have this match. I think that it was buzzworthy and not necessarily for the wrestling but for the matchup. Anyways, people, we survived the ex. It’s all good my lovers.
Green was released from WWE this past April after spending several years with the company.
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