I guess the split has more or less ended Ivory's career for now. She has one match with Jazz for the belt, on one of the weekend shows for that matter, and she has been more or less invisible since then. I am rather upset, seeing that she is one of the better looking wrestling divas out there, and was looking REALLY good in her new get-up. I know she shows herself on Tough Enough, but is there any sign that she will see more in-ring action on Smackdown?
Actualy, it would be best if McMahon just sends her to RAW and totally isolates the womens division to one show. I would rather deal with that then with having Ivory not be around at all.
"Blinded by her sight, it's the darkness in her eyes that so enslaves me. But if my love is blind, then I don't want to see, she's a mystery to me." -Roy Orbison, Mystery Girl, written by Bono and The Edge
I think it's probably because she's a heel, the champion is a heel, and the main fued is on RAW, and so there's no way for her to even be tagentally involved like say Molly and Jackie are on RAW.
Torrie's the only face woman on Smackdown I can think of, and she's busy with the Tajiri/Kidman/cruiserweight storyline (ignoring the fact that she can't actually wrestle for a second). Stacy's a heel. Dawn Marie, if and when she comes in, would seem to be teamed with Lance, so she'd be a heel.
It looks like the numbers are working agianst her - and that the WWF never does anything with a woman if she's outside of a main fued and not hooked up managing someone. Sooner or later, they'll have a face women (Victoria? Nidia? the female winner from Tough Enough 2 (I know there doesn't have to be by rule but I imagine they'll do so anyway)?) they're debuting and want to establish and then you'll probably get to see more of her, but until then or an idea pops in their head, you're probably out of luck.
Ivory tends to have a period in her career where she's one of the top in the women's division, followed immediately by one in which she's almost invisible. Then she comes back again for a great run, then she disappears again. Remember how long it took her to return post-RTC?
I wouldn't worry too much about it.
“If there's anything I hate, it's a loud-mouthed Canadian with blonde hair who dresses like a rock star... except you, you're cool.”
--Kurt Angle to Chris Jericho, Smackdown 4/11/2002
It is really sad that they cannot come up with a more stable role for her. This may be my own opinion, but in terms of both in ring ability and mic skills she is the best female in the WWF.
This entire thing we're involved with called the world is an opportunity to exhibit how exciting alienation can be. Life is a matter of a miracle that is collected over time by moments flabbergasted to be in each others' presence. The world is an exam, to see if we can rise into the direct experiences. Our eyesight is here as a test, to see if we can see beyond it. Matter is here as a test for our curiosity. Doubt is here as an exam for our vitality.
Keep in mind that even though Tough Enough 2 filming is over, the kids are still in L.A., and its likely that the trainers swap off working with them. After they finished filming last season, they still did some work with the finalists until they filmed the winners.
She's hosting the Smackdown party at WWF NY on May 9th. That's about it. If she's not getting stripped of her robe by Torrie and Stacey at house shows, she's not doing much else. Maybe they should have her do Jakked with Mark Loyd (instead of Al Snow-who is good on color as well). If you saw her performance on Exxxxxxxxcess a couple months ago, she wasn't bad at all. Maybe we could kick Coach out of the "hizzouse."
It means that Trish Stratus and Chuck Palumbo are truly the wave of the future and we should not be surprised if they were to win a major title sometime soon. After all, Palumbo IS a former WCW Champion...technically.