Wrestling / Rosemary


Holly Letkeman (born November 29, 1983) is a Canadian professional wrestler and occasional actress currently signed to TNA under the ring name Rosemary. She formerly was known as Casey Maguire and PJ Tyler in the independent scene, but is better known by the ring name of Courtney Rush in SHIMMER where she is a one-time Tag Team Champion with Sara Del Rey.

Starting out as an adorkable, goofy character as Courtney Rush in SHIMMER, she would have decent success in her tag title reign with Sara Del Rey until a fateful event at SMASH Wrestling's CANUSA Classic in 2015 with fellow Canadian wrestler Cherry Bomb led to her being humiliated, being beaten down and having her hair cut off while unconscious in front of the audience. Tormented by the experience, she has since implied that she now shares her soul with a demon, speaking about herself in plurals and taking to wearing demonic facepaint.

In early 2016, she arrived in TNA as a manager for Crazzy Steve and Abyss in a new stable known as Decay, while being re-named to Rosemary as part of the company. Serving only as Decay's manager for most of 2016, she helped the team to success, having a long tag title reign for most of 2016, before taking up active competition near the end of the year and becoming Knockouts Champion to end the year and proceeding to have numerous hard-fought matches to retain the title to date.

More on Rosemary at The Other Wiki.

"These tropes will decay... Decay... DECAY!":

  • Aborted Arc: Seemed to have a history with Jimmy Havoc in TNA but this was dropped.
  • Adorkable: In her pre-Demon gimmick, particularly in her interactions with Sara Del Rey. Even since then, it occasionally comes into play on the indies, such as in the tag team Danger Zone, in which she and Xandra Bale reference their both being Archer fangirls.
  • Animal Eyes: At times her eyes have looked similar to a reptile's slit-like pupils.
  • Arch-Enemy: Cherry Bomb in SMASH Wrestling and Jade in TNA.
  • Ax-Crazy: Has had her fair shares of hardcore moments including thumbtacks, tables, barbed wire boards and even attempted murder in the ring.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: In her early TNA career, her eyes were pure black, making her somewhat like an undead creature.
  • Body Paint: Ever since she became a "demon", Courtney Rush began applying some face paint. As Rosemary, the face paint began resembling a zombie.
  • Butt Monkey: In Decay's feud with the Broken Hardys, she would often be outsmarted and humiliated, having her own poison mist absorbed by Matt and spat back in her own face at Delete or Decay, often on the recieving end of a beatdown against Reby Hardy over several weeks, and finally during the Great War, having a pumpkin placed on her head by Jeff and even having the drone Vanguard 1 spraying it's own version of poison mist in her face in revenge for her having damaged it similarly in an encounter during Delete or Decay, referring to her misting as a 'Money Shot' and leaving her with her face coloured a deep shade of pink for the rest of the match.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Has served as this as part of Decay. Even after their face turn, she still shows herself to be truly villainous, such as spitefully attacking Gail Kim after winning a Monster's Ball match.
  • Catch Phrase: She will often end her promos by repeating "Decay" three times, often growling out the final word.
  • Continuity Nod: Because of her attempt at kidnapping Maxel Hardy, she was uninvited to the Hardy themed Impact dubbed Apocalypto.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Made her debut in TNA by quoting Alice in Wonderland, while often speaking in strange riddles with an odd tone of voice.
  • Cute and Psycho: Particularly in her early manager period in Decay, in which she often would wear dresses, style her hair in pigtails and giggle her way to the ring, while also using her mist to distract opponents and even bring out weapons for the team to use.
  • Dark Action Girl: Actively fights alongside her teammates as opposed to just accompanying them. Eventually she began fighting on her own as well, becoming TNA Knockouts Champion in late 2016 and taking part in many extreme match types, including a Monster's Ball match.
  • Dark is Evil: Always wears black with various accompanying shades of red, orange, blue or yellow, and is very evil, a fact she is proud of.
  • Demonic Possession: After Cherry Bomb cut her hair, she started calling herself "the Demon Assassin" and referring to herself as 'us' and 'we'. At SHIMMER 81, Madison Eagles took advantage of this by pouring a line of salt on the ring apron, thus blocking her from entering, and unsuccessfully tried to exorcise her. Cherry Bomb has also repeatedly tried to stake her with a stake made from a cross. In TNA, Rosemary is the same tormented character with a stable and a different name yet has an alternate origin story which would've left her mentally scarred long before the CANUSA incident thus it can be implied that Rosemary is Rush's demon given a name.
  • Determinator: Has been put through thumbtacks, tables, and even been tangled in a barbed wire board, yet has come out the victor often in these kind of matches.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Debuting to Marilyn Manson in TNA while walking like and physically resembling a zombie, quoting Alice in Wonderland before giving a Death Glare to the debuting Decay's opponents.
  • Evil Redhead: Has recently had red streaks in her hair and red is one of the primary colors in her ring attires, hence why her recent war with Jade is themed as Red vs. Blue.
  • Genre Savvy: The Wolves once tried to attack Decay with chairs, but Rosemary successfully exploited the fact that the Wolves Wouldn't Hit a Girl by placing herself as a human shield in front of her teammates.
  • Giggling Villain: Tends to do this quite often.
  • Guttural Growler: Not always, but whenever she utters the final "DECAY" in her catchphrase, she does so in a loud raspy growl.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Has recently taken to wearing primarily leather attires.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: In her first few weeks in TNA, her facepaint resembled that of a corpse, and since adopting the 'Demon Assassin' moniker, she often walks to the ring with a zombie-like gait. Despite this, she can still speak intelligently and can be very fast and dangerous in the ring. In her matches, if she has been knocked onto her back, she also has a tendency to rise into a kneeling position like a corpse returning to life.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Let out a Flat "What." upon witnessing Broken Matt Hardy absorbing her poison mist after she spat it at him.
  • Pronoun Trouble: Refers to herself as "us" and "we". She also refers to her fanbase to "the Hive", indicating that she seems to think of herself as a Mind Hive.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: Uses Marilyn Manson's "The Nobodies" in the independent scene and for most of 2016 in TNA before switching to a Suspiciously Similar Song in 2017.
  • Red Baron: The Demon Assassin. As part of Decay, the group is sometimes referred to as the Death-Dealers or the Suicide Squad.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Stalker with a Crush: She briefly had one in Jimmy Havoc, her ex-boyfriend, who wanted her back despite Rosemary clearly not reciprocating his advances. It didn't end well for him. She also had an unusual relationship with Bram for sometime that involved her demanding Decay attack him for denying her affections, and eventually resulting in them seemingly murdering him.
  • Super Spit: Her Signature Move is to spit various colors of poison mist in the faces of her opponents. Has sometimes came back to bite her in unusual ways such as in an unusual encounter against Broken Matt Hardy.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: With Crazzy Steve and Abyss as Decay.