My Big Break with Gerry Strauss - Joy Giovanni, former WWE Rookie Diva of the Year


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“My Big Break” gives your favorite wrestling personalities a chance to tell the unique, challenging and always-entertaining stories leading up to their rise to stardom. This week, Gerry Strauss sits down with former WWE Rookie Diva of the Year Joy Giovanni! They talk about:

  • The support she still receives from fans, both the originals and those discovering her WWE work over the years
  • Her pre-WWE relationship with former WWE Diva (and prior guest on “My Big Break”) Candice Michelle, who she competed with in the 2004 Diva Search
  • Why she almost turned down the audition for the 2004 Diva Search
  • What she was told to expect from the Diva Search Opportunity
  • Details about how the Diva Search Contestants were kept apart from the WWE Superstars and why it worked against her
  • Why she had mixed feelings about joining WWE
  • How her WWE Contract was VERY different than an acting contract
  • Awkward moments on WWE TV as Carlito’s masseuse and hostess of Smackdown’s sexy Thanksgiving dinner
  • Hilarious memories of working with Kurt Angle, Big Show and JBL
  • Why she never got to wrestle in an actual match prior to her release
  • All of the details regarding her shocking release from WWE
  • How and why she returned to WWE at WrestleMania 25
  • Realizing her true passion in life and reinventing her career path to become a psychic medium

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