Velez was originally a cast member on the 2011 edition of Tough Enough, which only saw WWE Diva Cameron make it to the main roster. Velez was signed to a developmental contact however, and according to her, tried to meet WWE's standards so she could earn a pay check.
"Holy crap . Came across this pic," Ivelisse said. "First set of pics when I arrived. Trying to please #WWE with their "Diva" bulls--t standards so I could get my paycheck.. they certainly did NOT appreciate my Anti Diva mentality.... Go watch Women Wrestlers."
The photo shows Ivelisse with blonde hair while a member of the FCW roster. She was later released, something she attributed to having friction with a trainer in WWE developmental, according to a 2013 interview with Ring Belles Online. Among other things, she was told to 'not wrestle like a guy.'
Ivelisse would later go on to participate in the TNA Gut Check challenge before joining Lucha Underground, where she has found great success thus far. She became a Trios Champion alongside Angelico and fellow Tough Enough 2011 alumni Son of Havoc. Lucha Underground talent Marty The Moth was also a participant on the 2011 edition of Tough Enough along with Ivelisse and Son of Havoc.
Lucha Underground Season 2 debuts January 27 on El Rey Network, and Wrestling Inc will have exclusive interviews leading up to the show. You can see the photo of Ivelisse below.
Holy crap . Came across this pic. First set of pics when I arrived. Trying to please #WWE with their "Diva" bulls--t standards so I could get my paycheck.. they certainly did NOT appreciate my Anti Diva mentality.... Go watch Women Wrestlers/#Luchadoras @luchaunderground !! #luchaunderground #FCW #NXT #womenswrestling #lucha