Lindsey Kerecz (born January 1, 1984) is an American Professional Wrestler, manager and attorney from Providence, Rhode Island as Veda Scott. She debuted in 2011 after training under Delirious and Daizee Haze in various New England independents. She is best known for her work for Ring of Honor.
Along with her AIW Women's Title run, she is a former AIW Tag Team Champion with Gregory Iron as Hope and Change, she was the inaugural Inspire Pro XX Division Champion, she was the last-ever FWE Women's Champion and a former Legacy Wrestling Women's Champion.
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"It's Veda Trope"
- Amoral Attorney: Initially averted, as Scott took the "honor" in women of honor to heart and called out MsChif when she stopped living up to that standard. But as time went on Veda became a sneaky, shortcut taking loophole abusing worm. She's familiar with all the state commissions! She's also taken on openly evil clients, such as Steve Corino.
- Bait-and-Switch: During the 2012 ACW American Joshi Queen Of Queens tournament, Scott called upon her ROH experiences by...interviewing Christina Von Eerie. Scott still lost but did throw Von Eerie off her game.
- Battle Couple: With "Speedball" Mike Bailey.
- Boisterous Weakling: Pretty frequently writes checks with her smack talk that her body can't cash - a lot of her wins come from cheating or interference, and most of her losses are her being defeated pretty definitively.
- Bullying a Dragon: She repeatedly struck Moose for shaking Roderick Strong's hand after losing to him, to the point Moose was ready to level her. Scott was saved by Cedric Alexander but she had no idea he was coming and after he hit Stokely Hathaway was relieved when he didn't hit her too but merely returned her wrench.
- Cheap Heat: It's one thing to go into a town and insult it. Part of her introduction at Beyond Wrestling events in Providence, RI included her being announced as the "ONLY good thing" to ever come out of Providence.
- Cosplay: As Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon in this picture.
- Cowardly Lion: Much less competitive and much more skittish than her mentor, Daizee Haze, but becomes her mirror image when properly motivated. Even she was surprised when Ian Riccaboni pointed out that coming into the first show dedicated to it Scott had the best WOH record after Kelly Klein.
- Damsel in Distress: She got taken hostage by S.C.U.M. for a short while in one episode.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Commonly wears skirts that are shorter than the shorts underneath them. Almost all of her ring gear involves this trope.
- Dirty Coward: She was the referee for a match between Skylar Marie and Luscious Latasha. Late in the match, Skylar got an inside cradle and Veda counted to two...and stopped, claiming she had hurt her wrist. Sometime later, Skylar got Latasha in an inverted STFnote , and Veda kicked Skylar to break the hold, claiming she "tripped." Latasha won with a leg lariat.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Scott has no love for Candice LeRae, but even she was yelling at Todd Sinclair for letting BJ Whitmer back suplex LeRae on the ring apron.
- Evil Redhead: Wasn't evil at first, just cowardly, but fear is the path to the dark side.
- Faux Affably Evil: During her match on the first WOH show she grabbed a microphone to wish Jenny Rose well her on up coming return to the Japanese Diana promotion, and then buried the mic in Rose's face.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: She started out as a backstage interviewer and announcer who slowly moved up to actually wrestling, and eventually became a manager.
- Groin Attack: Infamously turned on Evans by punching him in the dick just before Moose speared him.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Most prominently with Moose.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Her social media is filled with pictures of her pat cat, Ted.
- Meganekko: She does wear glasses, and she sells a T-shirt that is designed to look like an Eye Chart and spells out "VEDA SCOTT FOUR EYES NINE LIVES".
- Minidressof Power: Favors short skirts when she's wrestling (mostly for fashion, as they don't provide any coverage), and tight dresses when she is managing/doing commentary.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: When ROH announced its own official women's division was starting in 2015 Scott announced she was going to drop everyone they signed for it on their head. When this drew a predictable negative response from the locker room, Scott tried to sweet talk her way out of confrontations or, when necessary, flee from them...but she never gave up on that goal and would scream from the proverbial mountain top every time she was successful with a head dumping.
- Perky Female Minion: Formerly to R.D. Evans, then to Moose, then to Cedric Alexander.
- Pyrrhic Victory: Team Scott won in the main event of NOVA Pro: Eleventh Dimension, seizing momentum after team Jackon's ace Mia Yim was injured, but that came at the cost of a mutual injury to Sahara Se7en. Furthermore, Scott's contribution's to her team's numerical advantage, which involved stealing Jordynne Grace's dumbbell bottle and beating team Jackson with it, along with Scott's usual cowardice, pissed off Allie Kat, who did a HeelFace Turn in the middle of the match and didn't lift a finger to stop the elimination of her "team captain". Yeah, Team Scott won, but Scott came out worse in the long run concerning her feud with Faye Jackson and general NOVA career.
- The Runt at the End: She was the smallest of Moose's various managers in Ring of Honor.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: As a manager, she'd sometimes pay off wrestlers to let one of her charges take the match instead.
- Shout Out
- Signature Move: Crucifix DDT, Jumping Clothesline
- Smug Snake: She does commentary on her own matches, sometimes while they're still taking place, prematurely declaring herself the winner.
- Tag Team:
- Hope And Change, with Gregory Irons
- Pop Culture, with Jason Cade
- Sci Fi with Aja Perera
- Tournament Arc: Defeated Athena and Jessica James in a Triple Threat Match to become the inaugural Inspire Pro XX Division Champion at Inspire Pro In Their Blood II on May 31, 2015.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: She's decked out in an American Flag in this picture from her Instagram.
- Worthy Opponent: Sumie Sakai's return resulted in a loss for Scott but when she got an unexpected rematch due to Cherry Bomb's injury, Veda was uncharacteristically, if reluctantly, cordial.
- Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling attorney, though one with actual law school experience.