Remember Emma? If you’ve been watching WWE, or especially NXT, for the last few years, of course you do. She was the happy dancing girl who transformed into a cynical villain in aviators and tiny gloves upon her return to NXT. She became galpals with a recently debuted Dana Brooke, worked her way back up to the main roster, teased a gimmick change to the glamorous Emmalina, and then went back to being Emma instead. She had a great match with Asuka at TLC 2017, and was suddenly released from WWE immediately afterward. Switching back to her real name, Tenille Dashwood, she signed with Ring of Honor for a while, but she had to take time off for health reasons, and ROH never got around to doing anything with their mostly-theoretical women’s division anyway. Now she’s back and has found a home that may actually give her a chance to do some great work.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 30, 2019
Impact Wrestling announced last night that Tenille Dashwood has signed with them, and will make her Impact debut at their Mexico City tapings on August 15 and 16. While we’re still hoping Impact finds a new TV home so it’s easier to watch, this is an exciting move for Tenille. The Knockouts Division isn’t huge, but it’s stacked with talent. Remembering the great matches Emma had in her WWE days, it’s easy to be excited about watching her face Taya Valkyrie, Rosemary, Kiera Hogan, Su Yung, and of course Tessa Blanchard.