Welcome to another edition of the Impact Wrestling Rumor Roundup where we bring to you the biggest stories from the Impact Zone.
While WWE is gearing up for Survivor Series and AEW has delivered a great PPV in Full Gear, Impact continues to be one of the most fun wrestling television shows. With Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard's on-going feud, RVD turning on Rhino, and the X-division heating up, there is a lot to look forward to on Impact on AXS.
Let us take a look at the biggest news and rumors from Impact Wrestling:
#5 Tenille Dashwood got a big shock on being released
Current Impact Wrestling Knockout Tenille Dashwood, formerly known as Emma dring her stint with WWE spoke to Chris Van Vliet recently and revealed that her release from Vince McMahon's company came as a big shock to her and wasn't expected.
Emma had worked for the WWE for around 5 years but was let go in October 2017 and has worked with multiple other promotions including ROH and Impact since then.
Here is what Tenille Dashwood had to say:
It was actually a really big shock for me; I had no idea. At the time, I was in a feud with Asuka and we had just done the PPV and that was her debut, her PPV debut, I think it was her actual debut as well. We had an awesome match, I remember everyone loved it and then we had a match on RAW the night after and then basically by the end of the week, I had a call saying I was released," recalled Dashwood.
"From what I heard it was just that… honestly, I don't even know because I feel like there is more to it than what I was told and it was kind of a very brief conversation and not necessarily everyone agreed or whatever it was. But basically I think the boss wasn't happy with something and that was kind of it. I was very shocked because I literally was packed to go on the European tour. So a two-week tour overseas, had my bags packed, it was on a Sunday, I was on the way to the airport basically and got a call and was like 'What?'
(H/T Credit: WrestlingInc)
Dashwood has been involved in the hunt for the Women's Championship in Impact Wrestling recently and recently competed against the current Knockout's champion Taya at Turning Point 2019 in a losing effort.
#4 Scarlett Bordeaux joins WWE
The Smoke Show, as she was called in Impact, finally joined WWE along with other recruits as revealed by WWE. There had been a lot of rumors surrounding Scarlett getting a 'private tryout' with WWE, and it looks like a deal between the two parties has finally materialized and the sensational Superstar has now joined WWE albeit with a new look.
The 28-year-old had asked for her release from Impact Earlier this year and is now training at the WWE performance center.
#3 Dolph Ziggler comments on John Morrison coming to WWE
There have been multiple rumors stating that former Impact Wrestling World Champion Johnny Impact is also WWE bound. While the former Tag Team Champion has rubbished the rumors, here is what his good friend Dolph Ziggler said to talkSport:
He’s a friend of mine and I was doing him a favour [featuring in the movie]. He keeps it under his coat about what he’s doing but for three years he’s been telling me he’s coming back! So, I don’t know if he’s messing with me or what so I stopped asking him. I hope he comes back.”
#2 Future plans for Tessa Blanchard
Tessa Blanchard is easily one of the most prominent stars in Impact Wrestling today. Daughter of the legendary Tully Blanchard, Tessa has managed to carve out an undeniable place for herself in the world of wrestling.
As per recent reports, there as rumblings that Blanchard is primed to hold a men's Championship in Impact, and considering her ongoing feud with World Champion Sami Callihan, it would be safe to assume that Blanchard may actually become the first female Impact World Champion.
#1 Ken Shamrock's new goal
The 55-year-old MMA and Wrestling legend is currently a major part of the Impact roster. The former IC Champion picked up a big win over Joey Ryan recently and has his eyes locked on to the Impact World Championship now.
Here is what Shamrock stated in an interview:
To be able to not only feel good, but be able to perform at a high level really sealed the deal on me being able to come back and do what I wanted to do. I want to be able to put that strap around my waist.
(Check out the full interview at nypost)
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