Mayo developed the character of So Cal Val, a wealthy, petulant, ruthless villain, who was based on Stephanie Mc Mahon of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), whom Mayo admired.She appeared at TNA's No Surrender pay-per-view on July 17, 2005 alongside ring announcer Jeremy Borash and used to be an interviewer on the now defunct TNA Global Impact! As a part of Women's Extreme Wrestling (WEW), Val started out as an "executive" under Francine Fournier.
At No Surrender, Val turned heel by giving Lethal a low blow, allowing Dutt to get the victory.
In the following weeks, Val's actions were explained by transitioning her character into a gold digger, claiming that Dutt's father was the richest man in India.
In August 2006, So Cal Val officially signed with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
On August 18, So Cal Val got kicked out by the Women's Extreme Wrestling promotion at their PPV taping event Twisted Steel and Sex Appeal. , Kurt Angle dragged her in the ring and threatened to break her ankle until Jim Cornette talked him into letting her go. , So Cal Val got injured after receiving the Black Hole Slam from Abyss.
In 2008, Val entered into an on-screen relationship with Jay Lethal with signs of Sonjay Dutt also showing affection for Val.